This Downton Abbeyesque aesthetic does not have to be stuffy. How? Start with a single pick that reflects the classic English look, like this Chesterfield chaise. Then, layer the old-world bench with simple, contemporary décor for a clean contrast to your statement piece.

The Modern English Countryside Decor Look

We presume you don’t have a staff of 12 to outfit your mansion. Get started with our English Country Charm: Chesterfield Sofas & More Boutique on Thursday, January 9, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 9, 2014