Some people have a way with words. 

Mark P. Finlay

Some people have a way with wood. 

Mark P. Finlay

In his new book Country Houses, Mark P. Finlay proves he has a way with both. 

Mark P. Finlay entrance

The country house is a bit of a dream for most of us. A quiet spot, away from it all, where we can relax, rest, recharge and come back home feeling revived and renewed. 

Mark P. Finlay entrance

There are gardens, sure. Horses, of course. 

Mark P. Finlay entrance

But that’s just the beginning. Because the quintessential dream country house is as spectacular inside as it is outside. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

A pinch of old world charm, a dash of clean modernity and a hint of something rustic combine to make the penultimate country house. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Finlay takes his country homes to the next level with enviable architectural details at every turn. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Bright light and warm sunshine beckon you outside, 

Mark P. Finlay

While a mudroom with space for it all greets you with organization and simplicity on the way back in. 

Mark P. Finlay

What’s better than the house? Quite possibly the stable, of course. 

Mark P. Finlay book

This was just a fabulous sneak peek but, for more enviable country houses (without any of the maintenance!), escape with Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today! We always love seeing you here! 

Upcoming Events on The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:

The Secret to Southern Charm

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library, Who Am I?, September 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with:

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NCPrivate Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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