For many people, country life means a peaceful existence that is quieter, cleaner, and closer to the natural world than city living. "Comfortable Country" is an invigorating celebration of all that is special about this way of life. It is also a source of great decorating ideas that will work wherever you live. Colours are soft and natural, and furnishings are a beguiling combination of new finds and family treasures--the contemporary and antique effortlessly blended. This is a look that is not afraid to display an eclectic mix of objects, whether a collection of spongeware pottery on a zinc-topped hutch or a set of med-century-modern chairs around a scrubbed pine table. Above all, Enrica STabile advocates the joy of keeping things simple while at the same time ensuring that spaces are practical and very comfortable. The book starts by looking at the influences on the comfortable country look, from the Changing Seasons to Nostalgia. Comfortable Country Rooms, the second part, shows how the style works in every room in the home, and even outdoors.*An individual style that is a beguiling mix of the old and the new, the nostalgic and the utilitarian, the pretty and the function.*Celebrates a relaxed look that is easy and affordable to create and will work wherever you live.*Atmospheric original photography by Christopher Drake.