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I am Afraid Our New Rustic Residence Will Be Miserable!



Expensive Laurel,

I hope you’ll be able to assist me through a weblog put up, as I wager others even have this concern. However, right here’s my dilemma. And sure, it’s one other husband/spouse locking adorning horns.

Okay, I found Serena & Lily by way of you and adore the look. And, I’d like to reap the benefits of their gross sales. I do know there’s one on proper now.


Right here’s the excellent news:


I completely love each shade of blue; I imply ALL of them. 

Nonetheless, the unhealthy information is my husband HATES blue. When he was a toddler, he needed to put on a blue uniform for college, and thus, he grew to despise that shade. 

He loves stained wooden and earth tones and is okay with inexperienced and teal. Crimson can be okay.


We each like to hike and aren’t massive on the sand, so we’re seeking to buy a country trip dwelling within the Adirondacks that’s about 2,000 sq. toes.


We plan to spend so much of time at this new dwelling and will even transfer there full-time in a number of years.

In fact, we have to furnish our new rustic dwelling to be.

Tentatively, I confirmed him the Serena & Lily catalog, and he stated, “that’s good,” however not my factor. It’s too beachy and too female.

After practically 30 years of marriage, I knew that’s what he would say.

Nonetheless, doesn’t S & L have quite a lot of materials and furnishings that aren’t blue? And, a few of their furnishings is kind of hunky, as nicely; not what I’d name female. 

We even have a few canine, two children of their 20s. Each have severe relationships, so I feel grandkids may not be too distant. Subsequently, we are able to’t have white. Or, no less than not white that we’re sitting on.


I would like traditional items, even when traditional modern, for our new rustic dwelling.


In fact, I additionally need to make my husband completely happy.  

Oh, there was a put up with that designer you and I am keen on, James T Farmer. However I can’t discover it in your weblog. I do not forget that he did a showhouse in a country barn-like place, however the furnishings had been extra conventional than one usually finds in a country dwelling.


If you understand which put up it’s and the rest you are able to do to present some good concepts when furnishing a country dwelling, I’d be so grateful.


I’m simply afraid that with my husband’s style leaning in direction of the dreary, it might be a miserable place. I notice this might must be within the type of a weblog put up.


Woody Woodson.




Hello Everybody,

I hope you’re all having a very good Memorial Day Weekend! I used to be presupposed to go on a little bit hike with a buddy in Ipswich however received rained out. As an alternative, we settled for dinner in Beacon Hill. Life’s tough. aha

As for the topic at hand, sure, Woody Woodson is a piece of fiction. Nonetheless, my wasband (ex-husband) did have an aversion to blue due to having to put on a blue uniform all by way of what he known as “junior faculty.”


Okay, the subject of furnishing a country dwelling is a good one.


Earlier than we start, the put up Woody was on the lookout for is that this one, and it’s truly a terrific companion put up to this one because it has quite a lot of fantastic concepts for adorning a country dwelling.

As most of you already know, I am keen on Serena & Lily. Sure, they’re at the moment (together with everybody else) having a 20% off sale. Plus, all of their gadgets already on sale are additionally marked down an extra 20%. Should you’re , Melissa and I made an excellent widget of a few of our favorites on the HOT SALES most important web page.


Okay, it’s true about Serena and Lily relating to their coastal styling.


Whereas most of their advertising and marketing is geared in direction of the ethereal, vibrant seashore look, they’ve dozens of furnishings and materials that will look terrific in a country dwelling. 

Surprisingly, they carry many gadgets which are BLACK or very darkish grey. There’s even a black grasscloth!


Nonetheless, the darker rooms they use of their vignettes are usually just like the one beneath, which isn’t conducive for a country dwelling, for most individuals.


Serena and Lily - Entryway - Lamps on Console


Please additionally see this put up about darkish rooms.


For enjoyable, the opposite day, I created a room vignette with darkish gray-green partitions. It’s not a country dwelling, nevertheless it’s additionally not the everyday coastal blue, beige, and white dwelling mostly seen at S & L.


All the furnishings that I added to the room are from Serena & Lily, besides two pillows from Chairish.


Serena & Lily Dark Masculine Living Room_Den


I took {a photograph} of an empty room and did my finest to place in furnishings that was in perspective. O, some issues just like the rug are a little bit wonky, however you get the concept.


Above is a greater shot of the Oakmont wool rug from Serena & Lily.


Please click on on any picture for extra info. Sadly, I can’t add captions to those mini widgets.


This room, I feel, is a superb instance of yin and yang, the masculine and female mix. General, I imagine {that a} combine is an effective method to go.


No, this one will not be a country dwelling.


However, it’s our first step towards seeing the gorgeous Serena and Lily furnishings in a setting that’s not usually coastal. Though, many individuals who do reside close to the seashore don’t embellish with blue, beige, and white. You possibly can see what I’m speaking about on this put up.


Barton_Black-leather-sofa-Serena-and-Lily - good for a chic rustic home


Above is the Barton couch from Serena & Lily. I’m unsure in the event that they nonetheless carry this black leather-based. The one on the board for the mock room is black linen.

Humorous, we had been simply speaking about the BLS (black leather-based couch.) Nonetheless, a lot of the bachelor black leather-based sofas talked about within the put up should not practically this stylish.


However, right here’s the factor, if doing a country dwelling, it’s an necessary factor.

***If your private home is primarily wooden, let’s assume a mid-tone orange-y brown; that’s one of many colours in your palette.


It’s not simple discovering nice examples of timber body houses with lovely decor.

The issue I discover with the decor in these houses is that you simply’ll see quite a lot of brown leather-based. Extra brown), or a deep pink and hunter inexperienced. It’s typically all cumbersome and, not terribly uplifting. Plus, these rooms are sometimes poorly lit.  However, that’s one other weblog put up!


Black leather-based over and above one black leather-based couch will in all probability not look so nice.


That’s except the partitions are additionally black. Please take a look at this put up for wall colours that look nice with stained wooden trim. 

Nonetheless, let’s assume your private home will likely be wooden, wooden, and extra wooden. Stained wooden.


What are a number of the finest colours when nearly all the things is orange-ish wooden?


A heat white all the time seems to be good with black accents. Brass or gold accents all the time look nice, too. 

And, after all, heat blues look incredible with orange-y toned brown wooden.


Inexperienced is a stunning shade with wooden tones, however deep inexperienced and pink would possibly seem like Christmas.


That’s tremendous if that’s the look you’re keen on. You can do tartans and leather-based for a standard Adirondack model.


Nonetheless, please, no moose lamps. Just kidding. Really, I’m useless severe. In fact, you’ll be able to put up the entire Adirondack cliches to your coronary heart’s content material.


The issue is that too typically, what I see in these rustic log houses, Adirondack “shacks” and the like, is browner– brown leather-based…


Add to it the de rigueur brown cowhide. Brown antlers. Brown moose head mounted excessive up on a brown and grey stone fire.

Are you able to image it?

Gosh, my boyfriend, in late 2019, LIVED in a house like that. Sure, full with Mooseheads and taxidermy. As soon as, he requested me for a suggestion for a flooring lamp. I urged the Wisteria however discontinued the thin flooring lamp. He didn’t get it. haha

In fact not. There wasn’t a moose to be discovered! ;]


Nonetheless, there are some incredible designers who DO get it, and we are able to get some nice concepts for how one can furnish a country dwelling by way of their instance.


Above, is a superb instance by Tammy Connor.

Tammy is an extremely proficient inside designer. Her use of shade, furnishings, and materials is beautiful. Oh, I like that Napoleon III English membership chair.  It’s reminding me of my journey to England.

And, it’s nearly equivalent to Serena & Lily’s Avignon Chair.

The Avignon Chair is obtainable in all of their S & L’s materials and leathers in numerous colours.


Serena and Lily - All Pillows and Throws on sale - up to 25 off

Above the Avignon Chair from Serena and Lily in leather-based.


rustic home bedroom by Bobby McAlpine


For a extra modern and exceedingly good-looking bed room, no person beats Bobby McAlpine and Greg Tankersly and associates for classy designs in a country dwelling. Rather more Bobby right here!


classic contemporary living room in a rustic home by Timothy Johnson

Above is a incredible traditional modern lounge by Timothy Johnson.


Kitchen in a Rustic Home - photo Helen Norman

I like the teal-blue cupboards on this rustic log cabin kitchen. Picture by Helen Norman


So, no, not all the things must be brown in a country dwelling.


All shades of blue look fabulous with stained wooden tones.


So, can we work round Woody’s husband’s disdain for the colour blue? Possibly if he sees how good the teal and grayed down shades look with the wooden tones, he would possibly relent? Additionally, perhaps it’s the way in which blue is used. Blue is great in these houses because it cools down the warmth from the entire orange wooden!


Ramsey-Hilltop-Home-greatnorthernwoodworks timber frame rustic homeRamsey-Hilltop-Residence-greatnorthernwoodworks timber body dwelling.



Let’s deliver Tammy Connor’s lovely vignette again down.


Rustic Home by Tammy Connor

I might see her shade scheme working in a country dwelling with a number of orange-y stained wooden.


rustic home - MSR Design architectsMSR Design architects


However, what if the wooden is extra like this subtle rustic dwelling? It is a little simpler on my eyes and likewise seems to be lovely with the Tammy Connor colours.


I’ve made a number of mini widgets of things from Serena & Lily that I feel would work nicely in a country dwelling.


They’re all just about combine and match. I used impartial shades of beige, grey, black, charcoal, gold, and a little bit of pink and coral. T ere’s additionally a contact of inexperienced. B t, nothing that anybody would make anybody consider Christmas.

In fact, that is solely a sampling of concepts from Serena & Lily. There are millions of mixtures.












And I made yet one more widget (beneath) for myself and included a few gadgets from the classic Scorching Gross sales web page to point out how one might combine different issues with the gorgeous furnishings from Serena & Lily.



And, additionally, I feel that a few of these barely extra “female” furnishings would additionally look lovely and really fascinating within the dwelling beneath. I  can be extra within the model of James T Farmer, which, in case you missed, the put up is right here.


rustic home - MSR Design architects


I hope that this put up is useful for all who’ve a country dwelling.



And please take a look at the really magnificent Memorial Day Weekend HOT SALES! Most are ending on the thirtieth or thirty first of Might.



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