Country Sampler

Simply Texture-iffic!

From lace and linen to wovens and woods, Tina’s living room hits all the major design points of a relaxed aesthetic. Take a closer look at the themes that can be easily applied to a variety of country styles.



BIG IDEA: Choose an extra-long sofa as a statement piece. The whitewashe­d wood trim of this cabriole-style sofa’s camelback shape is emphasized with upholstery tacks.

STYLE POINT: Pair a wingback chair in bold buffalo-check fabric with a neutral traditiona­l or French country sofa to merge different looks.

BONUS! Settle two petite chairs into the seating area to form a conversati­on circle.


BIG IDEA: Rather than pile on a bunch of throw pillows, cushion the sofa with a body-length grain-sack example that features simple graphics.

STYLE POINT: In place of a heavy blanket, drape lacy fabric on the sofa during the spring and summer months to lighten the mood.

BONUS! Soften the back of an antique school bench with a pillow made from a timeworn quilt top.


BIG IDEA: Recycle the bottom of an antique possum-belly baker’s cabinet as a unique side table.

STYLE POINT: Mix and match textures atop the natural wood cabinet by including burnished metal, white glass and chippy wood.

BONUS! Arrange salvaged balusters or posts in a group and set small pitchers of florals atop their heights.


BIG IDEA: Tuck two woven cushions under a bench that stands in as a coffee table for easy access as footrests or additional seating.

STYLE POINT: Instead of curtains, use cordless Roman shades to warm the space with texture and color and make it less formal.

BONUS! Hang an assortment of casual straw hats and baskets on a peg rail for decorative effect.

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