Equestrian chic is a big part of the Country Club look. This take on heritage country style is about rustic beauty and refined details rather than strict formality. In this hallway, an equestrian theme takes centre stage. Leather, chrome and tweed complement the look in the form of witty details. Invest in sculptures and one-off pieces to really top off the look.
Plan the perfect Country Club games room that, while designed to occupy the teens, will primarily be enjoyed by the bigger kids of the family. If space allows, a games table is the centrepiece that will tie this type of room together. Here, a quirky look has been achieved with a mix of vibrant artwork, wallpaper – used unexpectedly to upcycle a 1950s sideboard – and stacks of books that frame the entrance to the room. Mix and match classic styles with modern designs to give your home a funky update.
John Buckley Gallery
Cole & Son
The Conran Shop
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For those of you who love to entertain Country Club style, the look of this den-cum-library will strike a chord. With its masculine gentlemen’s club vibe, it gives off a comforting cigars-and-port air, enhanced by the fitted bookcases, piano and leather chairs. One of the pleasures of choosing aniline leather upholstery is that the distinctive character and marking inherent in the material are a feature rather than a flaw and age beautifully.
Add contemporary slickness to the Country Club vibe in a fuss-free and refined bedroom. Masculine is the key word here, but in a sharp and bright vein. Think well groomed tech exec rather than stuffy old banker. The neutral bed and walls allow the simple but unusual accents – a dressmaker’s dummy and oversized graphic – to shine. A mix of ceramic tiles laid in a herringbone pattern creates a wonderful flooring design.
Traditional, masculine hues – brown, sage and tan – offer a warm colour scheme without making this living room feel dark and enclosed. Work the Highland look with a tartan print on a modern version of the traditional wingback chair, adding high-contrast piping for a snazzy finishing touch. Go one step further and elevate your love of check from furnishings on to walls. The unexpected scale and electric blue details give it extra punch, as does the rhino head.
Try Country Club style with a high art twist. Make an instant impression in a compact room by choosing unexpected colours and accessories. White resin animal heads on the wall will not only endear guests, but also provide them with a handy place to perch their hats. Quirky and contemporary pieces, such as the faceted mirror and gothic-inspired black chandelier provide the same raw spirit.
Farrow & Ball
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Graham & Green
The games-inspired look can work really well in a child’s room. A 1962 classic football table takes pride of place in this room, as does a reclaimed wall clock dating back to the 1920s. A large poster of a favourite sporting hero decorates the white walls, while a bright blue vintage desk with two small chairs makes a great work area they will happily use.
Traditional Country Club cues are shaken to their very core in a contemporary living room with a deceptively quirky vibe. The fabrics on the modular pieces of this interlocking sofa are traditional on their own but, when put together, drop their trad façade. The classic portraiture wallpaper, with its heavy repeat, says amplified Country Club charm and creates a playful but strong-on-heritage backdrop for the whole room.
Even in a bathroom, the Country Club look weaves its way into the four corners and creates a serious elegance. Plaids and checks appear in the unexpected incarnation of a shower curtain. To soften the look, towelling comes in powdery soft stripes and the occasional floral fabric makes an appearance. A faded portrait (of no value) creates stately home appeal.
Panelled walls, dark wood flooring and a roaring fire give this space a masculine vibe associated with Country Club style, but the room takes on a cosy softness via the plush velvet and warming tones of deeper greys and blues. Panelling is not only a chic wall treatment, but a great way to hide the wires and cables that go with having a wall-mounted television.