Every once in a while, even for the most assiduous of us, the city fever is just too much to handle and we gladly retreat to our summerhouses. We go not only to shield ourselves from the hustle and bustle or the blistering temperatures, but also to adapt a little less refined approach both to our lives and to our environment alike.
Even if your summerhouse is at the back of your garden, you can still recreate the relaxing atmosphere and privacy a real countryside can provide by incorporating a few of these simple design elements…
Just as your summer house was your favourite place for storing your collections of pebbles or your herbarium as a kid, collectibles are now back in fashion!
These unique displays embodie the romanticism and pragmatism incorporated in a rural lifestyle where nothing gets chucked away for being too old, invaluable or out of fashion.
Whether it’s a collection of old-style milk bottles, painted plates, framed butterflies or wooden cooking spatulas, they speak of traditions and dedication inseparably linked to the country lifestyle.