We've been having a nose round both The Holiday houses: Rosehill Cottage and Amanda's American Modern home.
Have you missed out on any of the other posts?
The two homes are an incredible contrast: one is the essence of English cottage style and the other seems to be the epitome of spacious, calm American Modern.
Both are utterly gorgeous, to be sure. Modern and Country: both span what I love, as Modern Country is my favourite, don't you know. ;-)
Let's take another snizz at The Holiday houses, shall we?
The living rooms in each could not be more different.
The Holiday Cottage is a pretty good size compared to the rest of Iris' home, though, of course, it fades into insignificance compared to the American house - can you say 'It's gimongous'?
Woooooah! It's huuuuuuuge!
But here's a secret:
I find it hard not to imagine all American houses like this!
Yes, it's true. *blush*
I was talking to an American about how I naively think of all Americans living on ranches. She completely and adamantly denied it...but on further quizzing from me, it turned out SHE lived on a 50-acre ranch! So my utterly unfounded stereotype remains unchanged!
But, anyway, back to the case in point. I can't believe how much space Amanda has. Acres and acres of roomage.
I love the spacious airiness of Amanda's home but if I had to plump for one, this time it would be Iris' Cottage. I love the softness of the room. Much more of a 'kick-off-your-heels-and-slop-around-on-the-sofa' room, which suits me down to the ground.
And don't get me started on the Rosehill Cottage fireplace. I love it!
I know woodburners are all the rage, and they are, it's true, a zillion times more effiecient than alternatives, yet, still, I cannot resist the primeval lure of the open fire.
The only thing I might have done very differently is this odd extra sofa in the back corner. I would have thought that being so short on space, it would be more usefully employed as a study area.
But, minor niggles aside, this is one room that wins hands down for me.
What about you?
Are you Modern or Country?
Or, like me, a liberating dash of both?
Because that's Modern Country Style all over.
Let's take a last look on Friday at how how YOU can get the look!
Combining both houses to get my perfect house......
Can it be done?
Come back and see!
One more thing before I go.....The winner of the Finishing Touch Interiors Silver bowl and servers giveaway is....
I'll be with you in two shakes of a lamb's tail.