There is something about brutal, unrefined wood that always makes my heart sing. I love the memories it holds and its ability to add texture and warmth in any place being used. My dream home this time has loads of it, inside every room (can't have enough obviously!). To make things cheesier, I located this imaginary spot in the mediterranean countryside, up on a hill with a view to the sea, somewhere between the first heats of the summer, when the early evenings are still chill and breezy. In it, there will definitely be..
|Image via Het Kabinet.|
..unrefined wooden posts and beams
in natural blonde shade. I love how the wooden structure of this home frames the space and creates a modern rustic atmosphere. The super cushy sofa adds an instant coziness I can't resist while it is contrasting with the sleek contemporary concrete floor. I'd love to have a few more inches in height, though, as the low ceiling feels a bit tight.
|Image by Paul Massey.|
..a contemporary vignette corner
with mix and match textures and styles. Combining a rustic wooden bench with sleek accents, reflecting surfaces, contemporary art and metallic finishes is the quickest way to an eclectic heaven. Such a styling can easily bring a fresh note to a country look in a subtle kind of way plus there are millions of different ways to add your personal touch to it.
|Design by Atelier AM, photo by François Halard via The Style Saloniste.|
..a trestle table as a desk
probably located somewhere inside the living room close to a window and a large fireplace, obviously ;) It's not only the rough wooden table that got my attention in this room designed by Atelier AM (which is actually a bedroom), it is also the rough wooden finish that happen just about everywhere in the space and the country chic contrast it makes with the sleek monochromatic textiles of the furniture, rug and drapes.
|Image via 'Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials' found via Belgian Pearls.|
..a large fireplace in the kitchen
and an overall feeling of the country abundance. I mean, the large stone floor tiles, the statement distressed table that can host a dozen people or more, the rustic hutches and the direct contact to the outdoors. I can so easily imagine great feasts happening there, with the fireplace being used as an indoor bbq and the table crammed with freshly picked vegetables and homemade bread. I adore such kind of things, don't you?
|Image by Ruben Ortiz, styled by Katty Schiebeck via Haute Design.|
..a bedroom with this stunning view
and a wooden canopy bed with sheer drapes swaying carefree by the subtle sea breeze. I can't even begin to imagine how hard it would be to get out of this particular bed ^^ Check out the aged wide floor planks too! Aren't they gorgeous?
|Bathroom in the La Huerta El Noque villa in Andalucia.|
..a country chic bathroom
with a spacious built in tub and a couple of windows to admire the view from while indulging into a warm soothing bath. I love the inside shutters, the white painted roof beams and the terra cotta floor tiles as well. Actually, this room is my exact envision of the perfect romantic cottage bathroom!
|Casa Daniela in Formentera. Image by Jordi Canosa.|
..a shaded terrace
with a bamboo pergola and rough wood furniture in desaturated shades. Love the worn out feeling of this place and how it looks completely protected from the harsh sun and wind (I know such a design would be a such great fit for Crete- I even dig the stark and scarce vegetation around). On the other hand, a couple of pillows and cute tableware add a note of comfort and easiness to the setting.
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