Country Homes & Interiors - - MODERN COUNTRY -

Juicy fruity shades and stripes cre­ate an up­beat hol­i­day mood

Now is the time to take a tutti-frutti view on life and fill your coun­try home and gar­den with juicy fruit shades. Pick berry reds and leafy greens and blend with vi­brant sun­downer yel­low-orange hues. Fea­ture along­side tex­tu­ral rat­tan and cool­ing me­tal pieces for summerlicious decor.

Dress the back door

Draw the eye from door to floor with a floaty leaf-mo­tif cur­tain and a lat­ticedesign wash­able rug. For an ex­tra hit of colour, paint tongue-and-groove pan­elling to head height. See page 68 for de­tails.

Colour-code your crock­ery

Mix and match vi­brant table­ware to add snazzy sum­mer looks to a ta­ble in a trice. See page 68 for de­tails.

Make the most of na­ture’s soft hues

Fill a con­ser­va­tory with leafy plants, pretty flow­ers and pot­ted citrus trees to sug­gest an or­angery in bloom and in­tro­duce soft colour. Tex­tu­ral rat­tan chairs for lazy af­ter­noons will en­hance the back-to-na­ture feel. See page 68 for de­tails.

Add wow to walls

Keep colour lively from room to room and dec­o­rate walls with a zingy stip­ple-ef­fect wall­pa­per lined with art­fully ar­ranged prints and plates. See page 68 for de­tails.

Go for a kitchen state­ment piece

Choose a daz­zling blood-orange butcher’s block to take cen­tre stage in the kitchen. Citrus-hued ket­tles, pans and ce­ram­ics on white shelves help to make the block feel at home! See page 68 for de­tails.

Brighten up decks and pa­tios

Jazz up gar­den en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas with a snazzy striped canopy. Scat­ter fruity shaded cush­ions in stripes and soft graph­ics on clas­sic rat­tan out­door seat­ing. See page 68 for de­tails.

Love to lounge

Go ‘all out’ for a fun and funky feel with deckchairs, cush­ions, bags and mats fea­tur­ing happy stripes and geo­met­ric de­signs.

See page 68 for de­tails.

High­light a head­board

Add plain and pat­terned colour blocks to a bed with an up­hol­stered head­board and co-or­di­nat­ing cush­ions. Grace­ful flo­rals in or­ganic de­signs will en­sure an up-tempo feel. See page 68 for de­tails.

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