HOW TO DO MODERN COUNTRY
Use colour as a link between a period property and a modern extension. The similar tones will pull a scheme together.
Choose materials that are simple and beautifully crafted, such as wood and natural fabrics, for a harmonious design throughout.
A plain background ensures the furniture doesn’t fight with the walls, but a simple geometric pattern can bring life to a neutral space.
Think about the flow. Open up small rooms with larger spaces, revealing beams when possible, to make the most of a ceiling height.
Tongue-andgroove panelling can disguise an awkward-shaped room, and adds interest to a neutral scheme.
Reupholster modern pieces of furniture with traditional wool to add character.