Minimalism and country cottages are, for many people, anathema. Not you! And rightly so: some of Pawson and Silverstrin's most successful houses are in the country. Even if your home looks quite conventional from the outside, inside you're aiming for a shrine to 'minimalist cool'. You're very precise about the way you want to decorate from materials and colours to the furniture and gadgetry. It's not an easy look to live with, but it will definitely work for you!
Your living room is free from clutter and fuss. In the minimalist living room, what's been left out is as important as what's been included. You've fallen in love with a style of almost Zen clarity, purity and orderliness that for most people (and most lifestyles) involves too many sacrifices, though not for you. Carefully chosen items of furniture orchestrate the space, for this is a symphony of simplicity and restraint. Modern -- if not exclusively minimal -- accessories need to be carefully chosen: every item commands attention. Fresh, bright colours at the 'cool' end of the spectrum are welcoming and airy, while tactile finishes and soft furnishings cry out for company. Whether you're chilling out, socialising or surfing the net, your living room's a place that reflects the way you live your life.
Your bedroom has that classic look that never goes out of style. Sleep is fundamentally important to our well being. Clean, fresh air can truly aid sleep, but so, too, does a well-made bed and the best mattress you can afford. Touch is an important issue in the bedroom, from crisp, linen sheets to wool or even sheepskin underfoot. Elegance and relative simplicity are keynotes in your bedroom, using earthy, rustic colours and textures to create a sense of harmony with the natural world.
You're a clean slate waiting for a dash of spice. Different meals and types of food lend themselves to different styles of dining. Think about how you live your life and even the sorts of places where you like to eat out, and use these to create a dining area that suits your needs and reflects your personality. When it comes to entertaining, convenience is paramount.
You draw inspiration from unlikely people and places. Making a dedicated space for a home office really does make sense: a desk with adjustable task lighting and adequate filing is all you need to keep on top of paperwork. Keep things simple when it comes to the actual desk/work area: too many visual distractions can clutter the mind just as nick-knacks clutter a desk.
You've achieved a rare sense of clarity and simplicity in your home that's 'cool' without ever being cold.