Whether you live in a city or outside of one, there are few more satisfying summertime pleasures than packing your bags and getting out of Dodge boarding a plane, train, or automobile under cover of night and waking up the next morning in a gloriously bright locale. Such is the case for owners of (and friends of owners of) country houses, beach getaways, lakeside retreats, and all other manner of summer home.
At once luxurious and inviting, the interiors of these idyllic residences are often characterized by comfortable furnishings, classic textures (wicker, anyone?), and an easygoing elegance that’s all the more enjoyable for its sylvan or seaside setting. Love the look? We’re bringing you AD’s ultimate guide to beautiful country homes, your one stop shop for achieving the summer house of your dreams. With decorating ideas and inspiration, expert tips and advice, and our furnishings picks and recommendations, you’ll find everything you need to pull off the relaxed vibe at your home away from homeor even your home itself.