Connie's Corner


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August 31, 2015

A Touch of Country Here and There (Part One of a Two-Part Blog)



Relaxed, casual, reminiscent of a simpler time and sometimes a bit rustic, that’s country. And because things were simpler in farm houses, some country details fit nicely in to today’s clean-lined interiors. The vast popularity of Shaker style cabinetry seems to work in nearly every look from country to contemporary so do other details.

Waypoint's style 650F in Cherry Java and Maple Line

In this charming kitchen (above) by Universal Factory Direct Portsmouth,NH you see several country touches that would be welcome in many homes. The chiseled face of the farm sink, the hardwood floors, the mixture of painted and dark cherry finish cabinetry and the beaded board on the custom hood all say country to me.

There are some basic details that immediately make you think of a charming home in the country. Here is a list of some of those details:

  1. Farm sinksWaypoint's style 610D in Maple Linen
  2. Beaded board on walls, ceilings or almost anywhere
  3. Beams
  4. Wood floors
  5. Antique (or simply old) furnishings and accessories
  6. Things that don’t match perfectly
  7. Open shelving
  8. Unadorned windows
  9. Decorative plates on the wall as decoration
  10. Cup pulls on cabinetry
  11. Glass doors with mullions
  12. Painted cabs
  13. Collections of interesting or quirky things
  14. Practical furniture and kitchen fittings

In pouring through some of the projects done by Waypoint Living Spaces dealers, I found a number that had just a touch or two of the country look.Next week, we’ll look at several more projects all with that touch of country. ‘See you then!