The Nicki II
Gold + Bob
Williams is 88"
Napoli vintage linens
by Libeco in ( from
left) Fog, Natural,
Cafenoir and Flax.
Country When is “distressed and worn” a good thing? When it’s country style. Lynda Reeves explains. A Little
My favourite new book to inspire, by
Bobby Mc Alpine (Rizzoli, 2010).
A bamboo version of the farmhouse
apron sink, from Lenova Sinks.
Au Lit in
is 36" round
and 32" high.
from Ikea is
From Lee Industries, this armchair features a hot new trend: raw exposed seams.
No matter where you live or what style you like, chances
are a little “country” is finding its way into your rooms this
season. Partly because it’s the holidays and dressing our
rooms with pine cones and aromatic boughs is our
Canadian tradition. But more than that, it seems that
elements of nature and the casual feel of country furniture
and textiles are an essential part of today’s hot mix. Rough-hewn wood against smooth plaster walls, humble woven
mats on fine polished floors, dressy with casual, yin and
yang — it’s that contrast that gives a room attitude.
Country has been creeping into my rooms in the city for
some time. When the tree-stump cocktail table came into
vogue, I bought a pair for my modern office, stained
espresso brown. And I can’t pass a handsome basket or
woven tray without buying it, and anything carved in
waxed English pine gives me tingles.
Like me, you probably have at least one accessory
sporting the look of greyed white oak that is, it seems,
every where. From breadboards to CONTINUED
This Bali faucet in
by Graff is a
modern take on a
Research by Kathryn Bala/Photography by Gabor Jurina (portrait)/Kim Jeffery (linens, book)