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Decorative Country Living

I discovered this great online store via All Things Bright & Beautiful and The Inspired Room, it’s called Decorative Country Living. I really like the product shots on their website and so I thought I’d share them here today.

I’m pulling together my inspiration boards for our new apartment this week so when I get them somewhat organized I’ll post them here for you to see. I’m not sure if I’m going to use a board or a journal since I need something I can pack in my luggage and a large book may work better. I have this vision of translating my exact style into my home because one rarely has a chance to start from scratch so why not use it as an opportunity to really connect with my own space?

One thing I definitely want in my new place includes linen, white twinkle lights and a pretty mirror to string them on. I also want to do more of my own DIY projects and do more work by hand. I can’t wait to hang wallpaper in the entry way, and purchase a really comfortable sofa. Of course, I’ll be mixing in vintage with modern, but I don’t want it overly pretty or country, I want to bring in some edge appeal through accessories that are modern and clean, urban, grown up, and again, uniquely my own vision. I’d like to find some silk scarves and make pillows. And I want to challenge myself and go ‘there’ as far as color is concerned.

Because our new apartment is a second home I plan to take one of my readers advice and go a little crazy — do all the things there that I cannot do currently due to space issues and the fact that we rent our house over here – no wallpaper and such. I have so many ideas that I cannot wait to share and work on, I can hardly wait until August.

(images from decorative country living)

Posted by decor8 in Objects, Rooms on May 05, 2008

Your comments...

  1. diana @ please sir commented
    May 5th, 2008 at 6:45pm

    Great finds…they have wonderful photographs too!

  2. Shelli commented
    May 5th, 2008 at 8:11pm

    oh what a lovely website! im drooling over here! ty for sharing holly! xo

  3. Jerusalem commented
    May 5th, 2008 at 10:03pm

    I love this style and it always makes me think I live in the wrong country…thanks for sharing the link, I am off to visit now!

  4. SimplyGrove commented
    May 5th, 2008 at 10:16pm

    Your apartment is going to ridiculously amazing and I cant wait to see all of your ideas!

  5. Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall commented
    May 5th, 2008 at 10:57pm

    I love this store, these photos are great! Can’t wait to see your inspiration board Holly!

  6. Anonymous commented
    May 5th, 2008 at 11:55pm

    Help! I would love to buy a pitcher like the white one. But what are they called more specifically? I am not finding anything on eBay etc. just putting in pitcher. What kind of pitcher? Or is there another term? Or does someone know where to purchase? Thanks!

  7. decor8 commented
    May 6th, 2008 at 4:07am

    Anon – it’s enamelware. Here’s a bunch of it on ebay, following this link…

  8. Carlotina commented
    May 6th, 2008 at 7:40am

    I really love “Decorative country living”! I’m going everyday on your blog ’cause there is a lot of good ideas and adresses! But My english is too bad and I’m shy…
    so I hesitate to leave comments. See you next time and thank you for this beautiful blog!

  9. layersofmeaning commented
    May 6th, 2008 at 2:03pm


  10. Yoli commented
    May 7th, 2008 at 1:24am

    The bunnies and the pink pitcher! Lovely!

  11. Anonymous commented
    May 8th, 2008 at 10:06pm

    Thank you, thank you, Decor8!
    I’ve been seeing the enamelware pitchers in every newer decorating book, but none expect someone as clueless as I to wonder what it was or where to find it!

  12. Lucie Howard commented
    November 30th, 2008 at 10:23am

    Be careful with this shop – they say they sell both vintage and new items – I contacted them about a French vintage piece and they had sold out – so they offered me an alternative – navigated me to another page and showed me more vintage items. In the end i received cheap Danish rubbush of IKEA qualilty – vastly overpriced. I wrote to them but they then tried to say it was my fault! Most unpleasant people! Steer Clear!!!

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