1.28.2010

eye candy {contemporary country}

This past weekend I decided it was finally time to get a library card and see what the local library had stocked in the interior design section. I was thoroughly impressed and came home with many lovely hardbacks but was most impressed with Contemporary Country--especially these lovely masterfully mixed style dining areas on its pages.


Are you a fan of this cozy yet sophisticated style?

23 comments:

Daniella said...

Oooo i like! Especially those black chairs...

sanctuaryhome said...

It took me a long time to reconcile my crazy tastes and put a label on it, these photos illustrate it perfectly!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I am always drawn to a farm table paired with modern seating. The contrast is so gorgeous!

pen.ny said...

OHH yes, yes I could certainly see myself there. I think I would be so calm all the time:)

AppleTree said...

who would have thought...the library!

Kirsten Sue said...

Before I could afford to subscribe to magazines I would go to the local library and pour over design books. There are some great Design books out there!

sarah said...

absolutely! I love islands that are furniture! xo

liza said...

Definitely! All of those are terrific!

Jamie said...

I really like that chair in the second picture. It looks so cozy, and yet unique!

kids jewellery said...

Gorgeous pics!

Blueprint Bliss said...

I'll have to check into this book!

michaela said...

yes, i do love these mixed use dining rooms. i've been dreaming of a "library"/dining room but these photos certainly provide some new inspiration!

Courtney said...

I am a huge fan of cozy-and-sophisticated style: I'm pretty sure it is my style mantra, actually.

I am particularly smitten with the tables in the first and last photos. I need to find myself an antique vintage table, the bigger the better. I'm trolling vintage shops, flea markets and barn sales.

malhgold said...

Love the dining table in the middle photo. Did they happen to source it in the book?

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Yes! Big fan!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Earth colours sure work well! :) xo

lightandbright said...

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Rebecca Watson said...

i love love love the table and chairs! so cute!!

http://justcherishtoday.blogspot.com

joyfully gray said...

beautiful!

Linda Leyble said...

Yes - this is really beautiful and simple - and serene. A lovely palette. Sometimes people just get too fussy when designing their homes - when simple is far more effective!

Linda Leyble
www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com

0o_irene_o0 said...

I'm totally a fan, I love the cactus in the 2nd picture

Christen Ales said...

YES! Love it!