Discover Country Chic in the City
15 April 2015
Capturing the classic country style
This orangery extension in Wiltshire epitomises the modern country style. With its light, bright lantern roof, exposed brickwork and rustic wooden furniture, this extension is a beautiful space which maximises the stunning rural views.
The extension was designed to open up the cottage-style kitchen – and it certainly does that. The room is now bathed in light and the subtle pebble white colour of the orangery structure brings out the rich character of the stone. Plus, the French doors allow the entire space to be opened up, truly bringing the outside in.
Country-style design like this is based on maximising the rural views, but what if you don’t have these country vistas surrounding your property? The design is equally effective when opening out onto a garden or courtyard, allowing you to incorporate your outside space into the design of your home.
This design would work beautifully in a city home – especially if your property has exposed brickwork, which could be incorporated into the design. Furnishings such as a rustic wooden table, whitewashed chairs, neutral rug and a country cottage dresser are the perfect finishing touches.
A contemporary country garden room
Looking for a country style with a contemporary touch? This contemporary garden room was designed for clients who wanted the light and space of a conservatory, without the ‘look’ of a conservatory. The end result was an elegant garden room, which is both cosy and contemporary.
With a grand fireplace, old-fashioned lanterns, leather armchair and telescope, this garden room is less country cottage and more like a contemporary take on the traditional English country house. What’s interesting though, is that all of the room’s gorgeous furnishings would work beautifully in a city garden room too. The design of the garden room lends itself to city living. If fears of being overlooked have deterred you from a traditional conservatory, a garden room could be the answer.
This garden room has glass gables and a lantern roof, bathing the room in light, without completely exposing the room to any neighbours who might overlook your property. The exposed beams, which have been painted white, add elegant detailing to the roof – a brighter finish than the dark wood beams of a traditional cottage.