Thursday, 19 January 2017

Modern Country Fashion: Winter 2017

Baby, it's cold outside this winter.....and it's pretty cold inside in our draughty old house. So whats a girl to do fashion-wise? 
Hibernate in a onesie all year?
Or look utterly fabulous in one of these gorgeous Modern Country Winter Fashion outfits?

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

I say Modern Country Winter Fashion, but actually many of these looks actually go beyond current fashions, if you know what I mean.

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

These outfits aren't hankering to the latest trends.
They're not going to make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable.

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Street Style Fall, burgundy and leather outfit. Short skirt and black leather jacket. Good outfit for a rainy day in the city.:

Modern Country Winter Fashion

They'll make the most of your shape, without winching you in from every direction....

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Fashion is all about making the very most of your gorgeous self....not about slavishly following trends that only suit pre-pubescents....

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Key pieces this winter:

thick leggings (more on that to follow);
vintage leather jackets;
huge (and warm!) over-sized scarves;
pompom hats;
boots of all shapes and sizes;
woolly jumpers

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Winter Fashion

Modern Country Fashion this winter is all about style and comfort your way. Embrace this ethos and you'll never look back....


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Monday, 9 January 2017

GORGEOUS Modern Country Kitchen!!

Happy new year, my sweets.
I hope that you all had a lovely relaxing break with family and friends celebrating Christmas....and are ready for your Modern Country kitchen fix!!

GORGEOUS Modern Country Kitchen!!
Farrow and Ball Shaded White walls completemnt the grey blue kitchen island,,..
How's this for starting the New Year off wth a bang?! A gorgeously Modern Country kitchen......

GORGEOUS Modern Country Kitchen!!
Gorgeous limestone tiles!
Chalkily neutral walls are painted in Farrow and Ball Shaded White....

GORGEOUS Modern Country Kitchen!!

Tiles are White Hall Provence Tumbled Limestone....
Curtains are Peony and Sage linen in Seamist....

GORGEOUS Modern Country Kitchen!!

Could we have died and gone to Modern Country kitcvhen heaven?!


Images via Whitehall....

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Friday, 6 January 2017

A Video For 2017!!

Happy New Year, my lovelies.....

A friend sent me this video.
I loved it.
And wanted to share it with you.



May 2017 be a year filled with health, happiness
...and wonderful hope for your future.


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Thursday, 22 December 2016

TWO Book Reviews: Shades Of Grey And New Small Garden

Have you been good this year?!! Are you looking for Christmas present ideas? Here are my last two Modern Country book recommendations for your Christmas list this year.. I have one for inside and one for outside!

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The first is Shades of Gray by Kate Watson-Smyth (published by Ryland, Peters and Small). Now I have to be honest and say that when I first heard of this book, I was tempted to roll my eyes: Not another person getting on the grey bandwagon....but then I actually saw it for myself and was utterly converted! Please give it a try!

Taken from Shades of Grey by Kate Watson-Smyth, published by Ryland Peters & Small, all photography © Ryland Peters & Small http://rylandpeters.com/shades-of-grey

Imagine all your favourite Modern Country Style interior photos in one place, with specific paint ideas, advice and inspiration....that's Shades Of Grey in a nutshell. 

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There's very little boring grey in here (which is what initially worried me) but there is LOTS of gorgeous, subtle greyed hues. Plus plenty of description of real paints, leading you to want to read every last word to make sure all inspiration is squeezed from the pages.

Shades of Grey by Kate Watson-Smyth, published by Ryland Peters & Small (3)

The second book is utterly lovely Amazon bestseller New Small Garden by Noel Kingsbury (photographs by Maayke de Ridder). This is published by Frances Lincoln who have produced so many completely gorgeous gardening books. 

New Small Garden by Noel Kingsbury reviewed by Susan Wright

New Small Garden has all you'd expect in a book about gorgeous small gardens - plant list, top tips, stunning photos.....BUT what I think marks it out from the crowd is the quality of the ideas. Noel Kingsbury's knowledge is vast and he shares it very generously.


There are so many tips I'll be taking and using as we plan and design our own garden. There are charts comparing plants' seasonal performances, for example, helping you to minimise the amount of time you have deteriorating foliage on show. Then are masterclasses to teach you about plants' structure over time. 


In a small garden, it's vital that you make every square inch count and New Small Garden really takes that idea to the next level by teaching you how to effectively layer plants. 

Shades Of Grey and New Small Garden are two very different books but both utterly Modern Country. Click through to Amazon now - You'll love 'em!!

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Aaaah, yes, my lovelies, we must take a foray into the golden world of Christmas front doors painted with Farrow and Ball colours. When decked with seasonal decorations and surrounded with festive finery, the Farrow and Ball paints make these front doors come into a whole new life of their own.... (click the links to be taken to my own Farrow and Ball paint colour case studies)...

These first few Christmas front doors are in Farrow and Ball Pigeon, a colour that works beautifully on front doors, giving a soft grey-green effect.

Front Door in Farrow and Ball Pigeon Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Front Door in Farrow and Ball Pigeon Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Front Door in Farrow and Ball Pigeon Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Front Door in Farrow and Ball Pigeon Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Next up is Farrow and Ball Railings, which is perfect for defining lovely wreaths hanging on front doors at this Christmassy time of year...

Farrow and Ball Railings Door: Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Farrow and Ball Railings Door: Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Farrow and Ball French Gray always appear MUCH lighter when used externally; for example on these gorgeous front door, French Gray reads as a very pale green. Be warned!! Farrow and Ball paint colours change drastically in sunlight!

Farrow and Ball French Gray Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Farrow and Ball French Gray Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

If the dark hues of Railings scare you off, and you want something a little more contemporary for your Christmas front door, consider Farrow and Ball Down Pipe

Front door in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

Farrow and Ball Powder Blue is a classic case of a very strong colour when used internally, reading as a gorgeous muted shade on a sunlit front door....

Farrow & Ball Powder Blue front door.Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

And lastly, for a classic Christmas Farrow and Ball front door look, try Farrow and Ball Card Room Green....

front door paint Farrow and Ball Card Room Green Farrow and Ball front doors Christmas Style!

All these Farrow and Ball paint shades look gorgeous on Christmas front doors, don't they? But have I left out any of your favourite Farrow and Ball colours? Let me know....


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