Country style

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Country-style ( engl. : Cottage Style) is a building and furnishing style whose appearance emotional, or nostalgic establishes connections to an imaginary country living or holiday, and as a model for the device in old-fashioned country houses cited.


Kitchen by Els Calderers .

The country house style is characterized by the use of functional and cozy, rustic shapes, "old-fashioned" materials such as brass , zinc , linen , earthenware , clay and enamel , as well as natural materials. In addition to pastel colors , matt surfaces and natural woods, floral motifs and often simple meadow flowers or cereals and vegetables are used. The color scheme is contrasted by polished copper kitchen appliances. The facility gives the viewer the appearance of everyday culture and the feeling of being transported back to rural scenes from days gone by. English cottages are often used as models . Objects with decorations from peasant paintings as well as Shaker furniture and flea market objects are also used. Patinated surfaces are wanted.

Farmhouse parlor in Lepikko, Finland .

See also


  • Liz Fourez: Modern Country Living: Decorative DIY ideas in a country house style. Stuttgart: BusseSeewald 2018. ISBN 9783772474569
  • Thomas Brune: Do we need that? Style and collection questions on historicism and country style. In: Markus Tauschek: agency, resistance and cultural order. Festschrift for Silke Göttsch-Elten. Münster: Waxmann 2017: [49] -60. ISBN 9783830937111
  • Robert Klanten, Sally Fuls (ed.): Nice room! the new country style. Berlin: Gestalten 2017. ISBN 9783899559095
  • Living in the country house style: a special issue from Romantisch Wohnen. Kleve: Wohnverlag GmbH, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2015).
  • Claudia Ackermann: Decorative country house style painted by myself. Freiburg: Christophorus 2015. ISBN 9783862302932
  • Anna Örnberg: Modern country style: a book of ideas; Vintage, rustic, industrial, do-it-yourself. Stuttgart: BusseSeewald 2015. ISBN 9783772473845
  • Chantal Sabatier; Fabrice Besse [Ill.]; Sonia Roy: Land & Linen: fragrant, light sewing ideas in the French country house style. Ostfildern: Thorbecke 2014. ISBN 9783799503846
  • Heike Roland; Stefanie Thomas: Romantic felt ideas: felted with a needle, in a country house style. Stuttgart: Frech 2013. ISBN 9783772438929
  • Kitchens extra: the 2013 trends; bright colors, modern country house style, new materials. Hamburg: Beautiful Living 2013 (Beautiful Living; 2013,2: Extra)

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