As promised in the November 2010 issue of H&H, here are a few notes and sources for the new country look that I just can’t get enough of. Take a look and be sure to comment with any sources of your own to share.
Beige is a fantastic resource for furniture, lighting and accessories. Natural finishes and linen upholstery are key elements in this shop — their selection is the perfect combination of dressy and casual. As I said in my November 2010 column, it’s this kind of contrast that gives a room attitude. Don’t forget, Beige also has a location in Ottawa.
Boo Boo & Lefty, Toronto
This store sells a variety of products, from furniture to lighting to must-have accessories for your dog (after all, their store was named after their own dogs). Their collection is quite tailored but maintains an element of comfort which effortlessly translates into the new country style. Make sure to stop in next time you’re strolling down what we like to call “the Yonge Street strip” of design stores — it’s a must-see.
Crate & Barrel, Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary
Although mainstream, Crate & Barrel is a very accessible and affordable source for a few new country-inspired pieces. The Pacifica Hutch would be a great alternative to upper cabinets and the Jack and Zak table lamps would add a touch of elegance to any space.
Liv by Au Lit, Toronto
This sister store to Au Lit Fine Linens is a good source for slipcovered furniture that completes the new country look so well. Take a look at their refurbished vintage pieces, like this settee, too. Incorporating antiques into your decor adds that stylish worn look to your home.
Sawkille, Rhinebeck, NY
Sawkille is a group of highly skilled artisans that run a studio in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Their work is refined and the craftsmanship is impeccable — definitely a source to check out for great investment pieces like these stump stools and side tables.
2. House & Home July 2010 issue, photography by Ted Yarwood
3a. Pacifica Buffet With Hutch Top, Crate & Barrel
3b. Jack and Zak table lamps, Crate & Barrel
4. Settee, Liv by Au Lit
5. Stump Stools and Side Tables, Sawkille