My latest Page to Room is perfectly timed to coincide with Stampede here in Calgary. “Country Style” by Anna Ornberg was published in 2011 and then translated into English in 2014. The “country” look in this book though isn’t the western style we see here in Calgary this time of year (see my post Page to Room – Cowboy Style for examples of that look).
The author views this style as a mix of expensive and cheap, old and new, fresh and funky and then throw in some worn and torn (my fave).
The vintage botanical prints have that perfect aged patina. The metal milk can as a side table is an interesting way to repurpose a classic country piece.
This style is enhanced with DIY projects. There are several projects included in this book and I love the above image which includes two bookish examples – wall art with your fave pages and a stack of artfully placed books.
You’ll notice the dominant colour in these spaces is white which is punctuated by pops of bright accent pieces.
I have a very similar bottle dryer like the one in the above image that I also use to store my coffee cups.
I am a sucker for baskets and I love these oversized wire ones.
Make it your own
I spent a Saturday in Nanton and Okotoks recently and found so many great finds that you could incorporate into your home to create this look.
Add vintage decorative items like glass bottles, prints and even a pretty pair of shoes!
Fun metal signs are an inexpensive way to dress up a wall. I’m partial to the “Honey” one on the left.
White pottery is a staple in a country kitchen. It’s easy to mix in with a set of colourful plates or glassware.
Where to shop
Take a road trip this summer to find some country style for your home at the following stores: