March 14, 2011

Country Home Inspiration

With spring just around the corner, I find my mind wandering to the outdoors. Maybe it's the beautiful landscape of my new city, maybe it's perpetual talk of jaunts to wine country with friends, but I'm pining for cozy country homes to escape to for the weekend.
The understated charm of this one caught my eye as a place I'd happily visit. Beyond the beautiful wood work, you can tell it didn't take a fortune to create the inviting atmosphere I love it for. In fact, I spy a few Ikea pieces and they've never looked better.

Throughout the home, my favorite elements are the various wood pieces. From dressers, to side boards, to benches, nothing says country home like weathered furniture.


Green cabinetry that calls forth the nature outside is a lovely way to pay homage to the surroundings. I'm also a sucker for white ceramic dishes so of course when I saw the table had been styled with them my heart skipped a little beat.


I think I'm ready to drift off into dreams of my next weekend getaway. And it's only Monday. This can't be good...

*images via mi casa revista

20 comments:

meenal @ maison marigold said...

This is indeed a very inviting country home...it is rustic yet refined...i too love all the weathered furniture in the house...and that kitchen with green cabinets is just gorgeous...lovely post to kickstart the week, Crystal!! xx meenal

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Beautiful, cozy space. Love the different, unique furniture pieces and the decorations on the cabinets are in great harmony. Very inspiring!

TERI REES WANG said...

A cozy country space sounds like a nice landing spot, right about now.

Cheers!

Bustle said...

As a big fan of all things rustic these space really inspire me!!

Down and Out Chic said...

i especially like all the pops of color and that dining area with the long benches is fantastic!

Roxy Te said...

This is making me want to getaway as well. I adore how they mix 'n' match all these elements! All the handsome, natural wood makes you feel comfy and grounded while unexpected pops like bold stripes feel rejuvenating! Lovely, lovely home. Have a great week, Crystal :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Gorgeous post, Crystal. I grew up in the country, and one day I hope to live amongst the fields again, with exposed beams and uneven floors. It just feels so comforting to me.

sarah said...

Great space.
The zebra rug makes the room. It looks cozy and stylish.

Melisande said...

gorgeous! love the zebra rug-it's such a fun touch.

Kathryn said...

it looks so relaxed, but still put together. Not so rustic that it looks like a junk shop!

Splendid Sass said...

Love it. So relaxed and warm. Love the cable blanket too.
Teresa
xoxo

Elizabeth said...

That's the chicest country house I have ever seen! Having a pillow giveaway this week - come see!
-e (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

Splenderosa said...

Yes, the lovely thing about California, especially where you are, is the nearness to Sonoma & the beautiful northwest Pacific coast. I am drawn to this area. Cute little house, too.

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello Crystal.
I too love ceramic dishes and hope to one day have a big 'walk in prop room' full of wonderful collections.

What a fantastic home. So much personality and amazing natural light. I am madly in love with the limed wood work. How refreshing to see pale wood like this. It's beautifully executed.

Enjoy your new city and all your walks. Such a nice way to settle in and get to know a new place.

x Charlotta

A Casa da Vá said...

So cozy and with so much personality,, I really like that! I agree with you, the styling of the dining table is pretty magical...

Katie*Belle said...

I love the blanket at the end of that bed -- so cozy!

Fauxology said...

The limewashed wood, the furniture and all the freshness of the white with cozy accents. Love!

Sarah Jane said...

love this home, it is so warm and welcoming. great modern accessories and natural light!

Fabulousonabudget said...

We wanna see more on your NEW home!!! Get to decorating woman! xo

BTW, LOVE all the gold and grey..

Meera @ firstsense said...

This place is so cute, gorgeous and inviting I can hardly stand it! I would need to have a door to the en-suite though.

Absolutely love your blog, Crystal. I'm your newest follower :)

Meera xx

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