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Lightly Touched By Country

Lately you can’t flip an interior magazine without encountering at least one article about something “country” and it seems that all the blogs are also loving to talk about country chic.  Since I actually live in the country, I thought about sharing some beautiful images, and also talk about how it’s like to live in the a country for me. I grew up in Brazil, and it wasn’t in a small town, but since we always had our farm, I was used to spend days riding horses, eating mangoes, oranges and mandarins from the tree. I remember my grandpa and I trying to bring all the cows inside the barn. I remember all the animals running free. I remember being terrified of the chickens! I remember climbing the tallest trees and almost giving my grandma a heart-attack. And I remember her delicious homemade bread. Now, living in Canada, it seems that the “country keeps following me”. I live now in a very calm and peaceful place and all that I see from the back of my house is a river, trees and wildlife (my kids running around lol). The truth is, I love the peacefulness of the country. And I see now that being in the country is so cool these days and that everybody wants a little “piece” of it. I think we all should add a slight touch of beautiful and inspiring “country chic style” to our homes. I am not asking you to have a chicken-coop in your backyard (I would never! Remember, I am scared of them! lol), but I think it would be great to add some distressed furniture or even some simple things like pine cones and aromatic boughs — perfect for the Holidays!

You should always use country with some different materials to add some contrast and interest. And what defines country best? Anything that brings nature and natural forms to your house. I hope these pictures can make you feel inspired.

Country Charm

This is a stunner! It’s true, the new country is so chic! Photo by: Garrison Hullinger.

Calmness

This color is fantastic in this kitchen. Don’t you think? Photo by: Garrison Hullinger.

Creativity

Very neat idea. Photo: Houzz.

Perfectionism

I would sit on that daybed all the time just to enjoy every inch of this hallway. I love everything about it. Photo by: Garrison Hullinger.

Dining Room

Very welcoming. Photo by: Garrison Hullinger.

The New Old- West

So perfect, so simple yet so stylish. Gorgeous light fixture. Photo: Houzz.

Since you’re here, let me know what you think of this post. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  1. All very beautiful images! I love that kitchen, with the old stove and lovely, green cabinets. The last picture truly shows that new can work with the old!

    Very inspiring!

  2. Cole,

    You’re such a great reader! Thanks for your daily comments!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  3. Hi Luciane, thank you for all your wonderful comments. So happy to be in Bulgaria. This evening I’m going to meet my old classmates. I didn’t see them for years. I’ll add you to my blogroll today. Hugs to you

  4. Maria,

    I am soooo happy to hear from you, from Bulgaria!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for come to say “hello” even when you’re on vacation! Wow! 🙂

    I hope you enjoy seeing your classmates today. Have fun and laugh a lot remembering the old-times! 🙂

    Many hugs,

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    PS: Thank you for adding me to your blogroll.. It’s a honor to me be there! 🙂

  5. We live in market town on the edge of the country and I LOVE it! It’s not so rural that I feel isolated but the open spaces are there when I want them!

    My favourite look is Modern Country (really? How did you guess?!), which has a bit more of a modern twist than most of these images – but I still like the country feel very much indeed.

    I hope you’re having a good day.

    Sx

  6. Sweet Sarah, 🙂

    Of course I know you love “Modern Country”..lol 🙂 And I am glad you liked this post.. but don’t worry, next time I will try to find more “edgy” pictures. 😉

    I also hope you have a good day! By the way, I just took a nap today.. this didn’t happen to me since my kids were born! My goodness.. it feels good! lol

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  7. Karen said,

    Homebunch is now part of my morning ritual! 🙂 I get up, turn on my computer and join you to see what has been posted for the day. After reading this morning’s post, I find elements of country chic in my own home, which is in a neighborhood of a small city situated in the outskirts (ie. “in the country”). Rather than replace those particular country chic elements, I will now embrace them. I love the dining room – chandelier and all. The entry way with stained glass, “the tree” surrounding the front door is another unique and welcoming detail. The beams on the ceiling in the kitchen are another feature that add warmth to what could feel like a sterile space….Hmmm – you have triggered a few ideas with many of the pictures you have posted today. Thank you for that!

  8. I really love that first kitchen. It’s so lovely and bright. And that suzani rug is to die for!

  9. Oh, I just saw something else – I love the chandelier, but I think I would change it out for tarnished or at least not shiny brass one. It would bring some tones from the rug and that amazing stove up higher and tie it all in better. (I know, I know, like the amazing designer who did that kitchen needs the opinion of a Texas housewife. 🙂 )

  10. Donnie said,

    There are so many beautiful homes out there but I would never go anywhere if I had a bathroom like in the last photo…lol…Gorgeous.

  11. Michele said,

    I love this post, Luciane. You have a fabulous eye for sophisticated country design–I’d love to live inside these images.

    We live on 1.5 acres on the edge of a forest so we have neighbors but it is country like.

    The key to country is editing–otherwise it looks cluttery like grandma’s house (not that there’s anything wrong with grandma’s house!).

  12. Tereza said,

    Tudo perfeito, mas aquele hall de entrada e o banheiro na última imagem, uau!! Adorei.
    Beijos

  13. I adore the rustic touch. And, that last bathroom is to die for.

  14. Luciane,
    Every time I leave your blog I am smiling. These images are so beautiful and so well thought out. I just had to tell you that.
    That kitchen is just over-the-top gorgeous! The entry way and dining room near the end are perfect.
    Thank you for sharing your sweet story and these rooms.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  15. Teresa,
    Now, you’re the one that are making me smile! 🙂 Thank you very much for all! Knowing that you like it makes me happy, truly happy! It’s funny, but whenever I read comments like yours, I go sleep happily, it feels that I am doing the right thing here and that’s a big deal for me. So, I honestly appreciate your words!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  16. I live in the country too. Wine Country Sonoma. I have always loved this style. My loft is very shabby-country-cozy-cottage so I know it well. Fine representation here Luciane. Thank you!

  17. mydesignchic said,

    Ooooh Luciane…I love it all!! It’s funny but I noticed my favorite photos were all from designer Garrison Hullinger. I like you could sit in that hallway forever!! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!!

  18. Excellent! I could live in every one of those rooms happily.
    Mary Ann

  19. Kristin said,

    Another lovely post! Love the green kitchen doors!

    xx

  20. Thanks so much for including us in this beautiful compilation of photos. We too love the kitchen shown here from a 1901 complete remodel project this past summer. Great post!

  21. Hello, Garrison.

    It’s a pleasure having you here. I feel in love with the kitchen you’ve designed and as you can see my readers also loves it. Please, if you have more information that you’d like to share with us, feel free to send me an email.

    Thank you,

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  22. Autumn said,

    Hi! Can you tell me the color and brand of this green cabinet paint? Please! Love!!


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