Contemporary Country

There’s something about these turn-of-the-year months that make us hanker after a relaxing rustic idyll. Contemporary country style is all about the sort of relaxed simplicity that works as well in a modern urban apartment as it does in a traditional but and ben.

ALT COUNTRY There’s not a chintz curtain in sight in this pared down contemporary country dining area where metal furniture such as the zinc stool (£215) meets mellow textures and colourful ceramics.  All from


Add textured timeless underfoot luxury to wooden floorboards with a flatwoven Persisk Kelim Gashgai (£259) from IKEA ( Each rug comes with its own unique, traditional Persian pattern.


Whether it’s town or country, this Dualit four-slice toaster in canvas white (£79.95) is a pop up classic. Exclusive to John Lewis (

The industrial style of this durable zinc topped dining table from, melds with rough hewn rustic edges. Available in three colours and sizes with prices ranging from £850 to £950.



Contemporary country isn’t a decorative style that you can buy wholesale in a single store. Combine old and new pieces, such as a sculpted modern light on top of a stack of battered leather suitcases. Mix rough textures with smooth, elegant with earthy and hi-tech with downhome.




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