Who has never confused it with the Shabby Chic style? It’s easy to confuse them, but Country Chic style is mostly reminiscent of country houses and natural materials.
It remembers the simplicity and genuine houses of the West of the United States, with a hint of English and Provencal cottage style. Unlike the style of Shabby Chic, which uses many pastel colors even in furniture, Country Chic style prefers white and wood furniture.
My clients wanted a living room like that, for their second home where weekends go by.
The project took into consideration:
- study of colors
- study of lighting
- selection of furnishings
Colors and materials
Lacquered or natural wood is inevitable in every piece of furniture to recreate the Country Chic style.
The furnishings chosen in this project have simple lines but convey a robust appearance. The Country Chic style in fact puts particular attention to durability and practicality.
Furniture should have clear colors, in shades of white or, at most, light pastel tones.
The sideboard behind the table, the only piece of furniture kept, has been re-lacquered in RAL color. From the photos does not seem, but it is a very very light pastel green!
The English style is recalled by the large glass door that opens onto the living room.
The green Lichen and the gray Mole’s Breath, both from Farrow & Ball, were used on the walls. I wanted to introduce the green to add a touch of color that could remember the meadows of the countryside and, at the same time, insert a color that would contrast with the light tones used for the furniture.
In line with the Country Chic style, I wanted to insert two Artemide suspension Nur, with a diameter of 55cm.
These lamps have soft lines that are well suited to the Country Chic style, but at the same time their glossy white finish gives the right touch of modernity.
The lighting is completed by two lowerings with spotlights on the short sides of the living room, in addition to the wall light above the sofa where we find the Tolomeo lamp by Artemide.
What do you think of this realization in Country Chic style?