The Country Diary Book of Decorating: English Country Style [Sydney A. Sykes] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Offers advice on curtains, lighting, upholstery, painting, stencilling, and collectables, and tells how to draw inspiration for decorating one's home from the seasons
English country style emphasizes coziness and a relationship with nature. Elements are drawn from English country homes that often feature steep thatched roofs, manicured grounds, and effusive gardens. The decor can be casual or formal, and the focus is on function rather than flair. Furniture is traditionally-styled, and the rooms are full of color.
"English country style uses deep tones, but it may be, say, a truer red than that used in French style kitchen," says Ceely. "Natural browns are also characteristic of English country design." While French country décor usually involves farm animals and small birds, English wall décor typically includes hunting scenes with dogs and horses.
Live Like an Aristocrat. You may not run in quite the same social circle as the Earl and Countess of Grantham, but your home can still shine with that Downton Abbey decorating vibe: traditional, elegant, and always impeccable. From fashionable front entries to gorgeous English country gardens, these manor-house style decorating ideas will inspire
11 Classic Decor Elements Every English Country Home Should Have. Muted colors A neutral color palette punctuated by subdued greens, sunny yellows, faded pinks, and watery blues and grays draws inspiration from nature and underlines the bucolic atmosphere.
The English style has always been simple, eclectic and, most importantly, comfortable. Every English home has an armchair normally by the fireplace or in an area perfect for socialising, relaxing with a drink or reading a book. English cottage style and English country style is an emotional reflection of the designer.