Country Home entry with raised panel wood and arch


Shorter days, cooler nights…


country house living room


It’s official: Fall is here. 


country house arch leading to bar


We’re true lovers of warm weather (and, well, it’s still pretty warm here!) but when Thanksgiving rolls around there’s something nice about a little nip in the air and a crispness all around us. 


country house breakfast room with shiplap and beams


And what better way to savor this glorious season than at home in a country house?


country house breakfast room with beams


It’s the perfect place for gathering around the table with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. And, if your friends include a miniature horse, why not have him too? 


country house kitchen with lanterns over island


We are big fans of rustic charm–


country house kitchen


And the slower-paced lifestyle that country living requires. 


country house kitchen with glass front cabinets


All that cooking at home necessitates a fabulous kitchen, right? 


country house kitchen


If the food you’re cooking was grown right on your own farm, so much the better!


country house kitchen with arch


We’re in love with every special detail of this gorgeous retreat


country house hand painted bathroom


And we think this powder room might be one of our very favorite spaces!


country house bedroom


A cozy bedroom with lots of layers and a sense of history complements the decor so perfectly–and is the kind of place we could fall right to sleep.


country house porch


We’d love to spend evenings curled up with a blanket and a cocktail right here


country house stable


After a long day of riding…


country house chicken coop


And a morning of making breakfast with eggs collected right here! What about you? Would you be at home in the country?

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Interior Design : Lauren Davenport Imber,

 Architect:  Steve Dray

Photography: Emily Followill

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