Get the Look: Modern English Countryside

This Downton Abbey-esque 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

3 Design Ideas for the Home

From Victorian to Country, update your space with these key thematic elements in mind

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Victorian
Old house with high ceilings? Think crystal chandeliers in every room, elaborate mirrors on the walls, and oriental area rugs. Just add a portrait of the queen and hire a tour guide.

Traditional
Mix clean lines with cozy details. Once you have your classic furniture pieces, choose a color scheme, a few token conversation pieces for the walls (nature-inspired, perhaps?), and rich, inviting textures like plush throws and pillows.

Country
It’s all about rustic elegance. Pile on soft pastels, vintage-inspired accents, and floor-length drapes for an opulent look that doesn’t overdo it.

Our Decorating 101: All About Décor and All About Kids’ Décor Boutiques open Tuesday, February 19, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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February 19, 2013