House Tour: At Home in the Country

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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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

House Tour: Relaxing Weekend Retreat

weekend retreat living room

Design by Brittany Bromley Interiors – Jane Beiles Photography

 

There is nothing like escaping for the weekend. 

 

weekend retreat living room

 

Actually unplugging, getting away from text messages and emails, incessant updates and work emergencies. 

 

weekend retreat living room

 

And there is no better place to get away to than a comfortable, calm country house

 

 

Thus serene and enchanting Bedford, NY home is the perfect getaway for a Manhattan family’s city life. 

 

weekend retreat kitchen

 

And this pair of stunning Lars Bolander chandeliers were the very first thing designer Brittany Bromley purchased for this home. 

 

weekend retreat dining

 

With a perfectly finished yet never overdone feeling, this is the kind of home where memories are made, 

 

weekend retreat bedroom

 

Sleep is caught up on,

 

weekend retreat dining room

 

Casual entertaining is at its finest, 

 

Porch-weekend retreat

 

And three small children have perhaps the one thing that Manhattan living can’t provide: plenty of room to run and play. 

 

weekend retreat exterior house

 

Oozing with country charm and classic style, this impeccably restored home is the perfect place to spend a weekend, a summer, or, possibly, forever. Whether you’re on a getaway or right at home, we hope you find some time to unplug with the people that mean the most to you this week. 

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