And for those of you who want to add a little more of a Modern touch to your Country schemes, you can't go far wrong with this gem of a book, Modern Rustic.

Written by freelance stylist extraordinaire, Emily Henson, with words by Joanna Simmons and completely lush photography by Catherine Gratwicke. 

See, even the animals tie in with the colour scheme. ;)

The first half of the book is split into Inspirations, and walks you through the different faces of Modern Rustic Style....Pure Rustic, Bohemian Rustic, Pop Rustic and Retro Rustic. 

Each of these really pushes the boundaries of the Rustic look so that, even if you don't feel an empathy with any particular of these four, it'll get your creative juices flowing.

However, it's the last half of the book that will totally float your Modern Country Style boat. 

Room by room, we're given lots and lots of hints and tips of how to work the look into our homes. 

To get the whole Modern Rustic vibe, natural materials absolutely rule the roost. 

Just take a closer look at any one of these images and see the abundance of wood, linen, stone, wool... 

If you're struggling with how to bring character into new-builds that we've been talking about over recent months, then Modern Rustic
is the book for you...