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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from Country Houses

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from Country Houses

August 24, 2018

Comfort meets chic in the country houses the Remodelista editors explored this week. Here are five of their favorite design ideas to steal.

Colors Borrowed from Nature

At a newly remodeled country house in Hampshire, England, &#8\2\20;we have not tried to be too bold with the color palette, choosing more muted colors that can be seen in nature,” says interior designer Ben Thompson, the 34-year-old former director of Studio Ilse. Photograph courtesy of Heckfield Place.
Above: At a newly remodeled country house in Hampshire, England, “we have not tried to be too bold with the color palette, choosing more muted colors that can be seen in nature,” says interior designer Ben Thompson, the 34-year-old former director of Studio Ilse. Photograph courtesy of Heckfield Place.

See more at Heckfield Place: ‘Hushed Luxury’ in Hampshire, England.

Rattan Mirrors

 Source a vintage \1960s French Large Rattan Mirror from \1st Dibs for \$\1,457 or find other rattan mirrors from sources such as Maisons du Monde in France, who offers the Bucolique Round Rattan Mirror D 34 for £\19.\19.
Source a vintage 1960s French Large Rattan Mirror from 1st Dibs for $1,457 or find other rattan mirrors from sources such as Maisons du Monde in France, who offers the Bucolique Round Rattan Mirror D 34 for £19.19.

Leather Armchairs

In a back parlor’s wooden table next to the vintage leather armchair is an oak work box, a childhood present made for World of Interiors photographer Jan Baldwin, by her father.
Above: In a back parlor’s wooden table next to the vintage leather armchair is an oak work box, a childhood present made for World of Interiors photographer Jan Baldwin, by her father.

See more in The Perfect English Townhouse, Courtesy of a UK Design Authority.

Pillar Taps

Alexa discovers surprisingly affordable sources for traditional English pillar taps (&#8\2\20;the super basic, inexpensive hot/cold faucets you might find at an average hardware store in the UK,&#8\2\2\1; she writes).
Above: Alexa discovers surprisingly affordable sources for traditional English pillar taps (“the super basic, inexpensive hot/cold faucets you might find at an average hardware store in the UK,” she writes).

See more in 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional English Kitchen Taps.

Paneled Headboards

In a London garage conversion guest room by Mark Lewis Design, Lewis insulated the wall behind the bed and added paneling that serves as a headboard.
Above: In a London garage conversion guest room by Mark Lewis Design, Lewis insulated the wall behind the bed and added paneling that serves as a headboard.

See more at A Garage Converted into a Compact Guest Cottage, Courtesy of Mark Lewis.

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