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Tuesday, April 24

design class: country style

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I thought it might be fun to have a Design Style class so everyone could get to know a few details for individual design styles.  There is so much talk about style in home decor… do you think you could pinpoint your style if asked? Remember, there are no set rules when it comes to design or style, it really just boils down to personal likes and dislikes. 
To review the Design Styles that we have covered so far, click here. How about today we take a look at Country Style?

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Country is a wide-ranging style that depends on geographical location (as in the  popular style - French County) but is generally exemplified by primitive furniture, muted colors, milk-paint finishes and vintage fabrics.

Here's how the style breaks down:

Colors: Soft, muted colors showing the wear of time are indicative of a rustic country style. A more contemporary country look may feature a brighter color palette with accents of red, black or pure white to set off the design.

Furniture: Flea markets and Grandma's attic are the perfect spots for finding treasures for a country-themed home. Look for pieces with straight lines, painted finishes and very little ornamentation.

Accessories: A handmade, homespun quality permeates country-style accessories, which include baskets, carved wooden bowls, pottery, pewter and hand-forged metal accents.

Fabrics: Floral, checked and striped patterns printed on calico fabric add visual interest and color to an understated country room.via


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