Wednesday, 2 November 2011

English Country House....With Gorgeous Country Kitchen


Hey rabbits,


How's this for a good start to the day? 
A gorgeous English Country house, 
complete with beautiful country kitchen.....


Let's have a good snoop together, shall we?
Err.....I think that's a yes.


I could dive right into that gorgeous red stove. 
{Painful, yes, but worth it.}


Emma Bridgewater teapot, don't think I can't see you there, in all your rotund perfection.


And, let's be honest, who doesn't need a shovel in the kitchen? ;-)


Most of the fabrics in this house are by Laura Ashley. 
I love the way the palette is so simple.


All greens and reds. Yum. I bet this looks gorgeous at Christmas.


This is definitely a country house 
but one that flirts deliciously with an all-white modern edge.
Isn't it beautifully light and airy?


I'm not quite sure how much sleeping would go on with those four beds in a row like that in the children's room but it looks completely fabulous.


And, oh, that candlabra is just the height of delightfulness in the bathroom. 
{But...errrm....mind the dripping wax.}

So, you like?



All images: Period Living magazine

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57 comments :

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Gorgeous! I love those colors, too, and really love those beds all lined up in a row, I can imagine the giggling that goes on at night in that room! :0)
xoxo
Joni

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Yes, definitely!! I don't think the parents would get a single moment's peace!!

Sarahx

Anita said...

This is just gorgeous!! I have been seriously drawn to English country houses lately. I love the wood stoves, especially the cook stove and the colors are so fresh and clean.

Maggie said...

Amazing! Real rustic chic!

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

Wow, I love the colours, so cosy x

Meera @ firstsense said...

Aww this home is SOOOOOOO charming!! I'm totally smitten! The 4 kids must love their room, once the parents think they are in bed, I can only imagine the mischief they'd get up to!! Such a sweet place! xx

paola said...

I had already seen this gorgeous home somewhere and loved it so much..
The children room is absolutely fantastic!
Hugs
paola

Duni said...

Really gorgeous! I spotted that EB heart teapot straight away...next time I'm in UK, I've got to buy one!!!

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Pretty at Heart said...

Some of the piccies are just heavenly! I do love red and white together, especially at this time of year. I am in the process of doing my living room in these colours, with a bit of beige to warm it up. Those red check curtains would look lovely in my room (I have white muslin still at the moment)........wonder where they are from.
-x-

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I'm pretty certan they are from the British store Laura Ashley. I recognise the check.

Sarahx

Lorrie said...

Love the look. It almost has a Scandinavian feel to it, with all the white and red. So fresh and bright.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

So much to oggle at here. Love the children's room - so cute, neat and tidy (how unlike my beloved daughter's room). Like you, I adore the red aga. Not sure about the lamps on either side of it, though. They'd be knocked over in a flash in our house - too many clumsy people, unfortunately. xx

adventuresindinner said...

I'm not sure that it is healthy to want a place as much as I want this one. What great ideas. My mind is whirling for all that I can steal for my new basement reno.

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

There is just something about that red and white combo that is so cheerful, I love it! And an open fire/jotul in a kitchen is one of my ultimate house wishes, my norwegian friends have them and they are the most cosy thing, and I grew up with one in my childhood home and I MISS IT!

May I also say that is a serious hair-do I spotted!!xx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Ha! That's so funny, Belinda. You are right!! That is certainly a very serious hair-do. ;-)

Oh, and a fireplace in the bathroom would be my dream, I think.

Sarahxxx

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

THAT is 4 beds in a row...and when my 4 kiddos shared a room, well, let's just say...getting everyone to sleep at night was rough some nights.

I love all those rooms. I most definitely could or should have a new mantel inspired by the ones in these photos...
And you right about the color scheme.

all lovely!

Pat

Cathy said...

OK, this is why I subscribe to your blog! Thanks for bringing us this - my favorite style is officially Modern Country English.

High Street Cottage said...

It's beautiful Sarah, and I think...there are 4 beds? hehe
I love the tins at the foot of the beds, for laundry I'm assuming.
I also love Laura Ashley fabrics, I've had a book from way back to inspire some of my own florals.
A wonderful tour!

chris said...

What a perfectly lovely place to raise a family.

It's me said...

I like it all.....!!! ...love from me....xxx..

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Ah...That first picture! Swoon... Everything is just perfect and cheered me up after a day at work. The picture of the rocking-chair with all those Emma Bridgewater mugs, re-swoon. The bathroom, re-re-swoon. The three pictures are going to my inspiration book!

GoldenValley50 said...

Well that is EXACTLY the cottage I would want to live in if I ever decided to move to England! Simply divine. I have been wanting to make red check curtains for my kitchen for quite a while now and have been umming and ahhing - I now sold!! ;)Sharyne

At The Picket Fence said...

Hello lovely friend! My heart went pitter patter during that entire post just soaking in all of those lovely red accents and the beauty of this home. Do you think those metal bins at the foot of the beds are used for dirty clothes hampers? That would be very clever! Thanks so much for sharing this with us today!
Vanessa

Deborah said...

Love every one of these gorgeous images!
Ooh-la-la lovely!

Deborah xoxo

chateaudelille said...

Love that mag too. Such a sweet house with much to enjoy. fiona

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

:O this house is fantastic!! I want it!
Tina

Stylish Settings said...

So very English. It has Laura Ashley cottage written all over it. Love the row of beds.
Kylie

Kathleen Grace said...

Be still my heart. I love this. All of it. In my colors:>)

Sarah said...

It is gorgeous! thanks for sharing - ;--)) Love the red and white and the kitchen is really fab!

Mimi said...

Love the house, but as a florist, I especially love the flowers. So simple yet lovely!

le@thirdontheright said...

hello darling you :) life has got in the way of blogging of late ... yes I adore the house ... a couple of things ... who has lamps by the stove like that ... and were they built in cereal drawers in the kitchen bench ... heavens! love the kids room - reminded me of that nanny thingo movei with emma thompsen - hugs le xox

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I L.O.V.E. that red stove! Gorgeous.

Privet and Holly said...

I have a funny
dream of being a
granny one day who
would have a dormitory
style guest room just
like the one you showed
for my grandkids! What
a dreamy little cottage.
Loved the snoop!

xx Suzanne

Teresa said...

Oh my thank you for this wonderfully beautiful eye candy! I love each and every room, sigh.

Maryandlil said...

It's like heaven to me!!!

Magpies Laundry said...

oh. my. gosh.

that is just stunnning - I adore all those red and white tea towels, and I think the painted bins at the end of the bed are a brilliant storage idea. I might have to totally steal that idea for my kids rooms.

lizzybradbury said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Definitely loving the massive table in the kitchen with the pull out cereal draws, and also the sweet little curtain hiding the stem of the bathroom sink!

Just wonderful - I really should take tips on the simple colour pallet!

Well done for finding this gem Sarah!

Lizzy x

❀ JoAnne said...

This is such an adorable house! I could feel right at home here. It's just enough color and just so perfectly imperfect with so many sweet little details!!

michelle said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful and cozy home! I love the simplicity of it but with so much charm and personality! And that bathroom and tub "sigh"......
xoxo

For the Love of a Cottage said...

What a charming home. I could move in without thinking twice about it. Leave all of the city traffic and craziness behind.

Thank you for bringing us this eye candy!!!

Ann said...

It is such an inviting home... very charming.

Love the kitchen and its red accents.

ImSoVintage said...

That kitchen is the yummiest.

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

"I could dive right into that gorgeous red stove.
{Painful, yes, but worth it.}"

hahaha! You crack me right up! Love it ;)

This house looks like something out of a fairytale or a packet of sweets. It's lovely and cute and I would totally try out every single one of those little twin beds :) but I don't think I could live there.

Such a cute find though! Hope you are having a fabulicous week!

xxx

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS house tour! It looks like a sweet home with all kinds of fun touches. I LOVE the ticking bedding and white tin bins at the end of the beds in the sleeping room. So pretty!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

such a bright and cheery space
to do some country living in

and yes
that yummy stove
is altogether dive-worthy

alison

Karen said...

What a lovely home, love the airy feeling and the red and blue....Thanks for taking us there!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I don't think it gets more charming than that! xo

Karen said...

I like! I like! I like! The stuff dreams are made of. I'm especially taken with the 'home' letters above the fireplace. I'm off to daydream that I live there...

bj said...

...bwaaaaaaaa
I WANT THIS !!

Sarah said...

That is just gorgeous! Can you imagine living there?? Awesome!

susan said...

I'm packing my stuff and moving in! Especially like the bins at the end of kids beds, think i'll steal that idea!

Kathysue said...

Quintessential CHARM!! Love it,
Kathysue

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Exactly the type of charming home I'd want to live in when we move overseas. Jeff was actually talking about it, last night, in real terms :) Ahhhh! This might be a budget buster but a girl can dream. I love how happy this home feels. The kitchen island is made for a family. I also adore the gingham chairs by the fireplace. Oh, and least not forget the tub.

Ciao... tootie!
xxxxxx
~Michelle

Erin said...

I <3 Period Living...'nuff said! :) Thanks for sharing these beautiful, quintessentially English images, Sarah.

Take care,
Erin

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Contemporary Lounge said...

That kitchen is perfect! Where do you find fantastic accessories like that?

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