One of the plus sides of purchasing a modern flat is its bare and fuss-free interior. While period features are no doubt charming, new builds present you with a completely blank canvas to run wild with!

Being a west country girl at heart, I have to bring a bit of the countryside with me wherever I go–be it with rustic wooden furniture, farmers’ produce boxes, nature-themed ceramics, or vases filled with flowers.

To source furniture to get that country feel, we visited Wells Reclamation–a great source for one-off, second-hand pieces at really reasonable prices. We came back with a farmhouse kitchen table, a desk in desperate need of upcycling, and some industrial steel handles to start the transformation process.

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We’ve also picked up numerous farmers’ produce boxes to use as storage from Frome’s Independent Market and Nordic Style on Richmond Hill. The boxes are a fun alterative to drawers or wicker storage baskets. I’ve also made a habit of picking boxes printed with locations of significance, giving them an added personal touch. Nordic Style also has high quality faux flowers which make a great centrepiece for any table and add a hint of the countryside. The blue hydrangeas are my personal favourite!

Top photo credit: Fawnlife.com