09/09/2013 07:56 BST | Updated 01/04/2014 10:59 BST

Debate: Modern Luxury or Classic Country Chic?

I've always had a particular style when it comes to interior design, I'm classic with a twist (which might stem from my background working for Paul Smith, as this mantra screams from his designs). So, classic and simple, along with a quirk and I'm happy.

However, in the last few months I've hit an unexpected cross roads in my design life, where I am beginning to be divided between classic country chic styling and modern simplicity. Now, I live in a listed property but this doesn't mean I can't delve in to my inner modernista does it?

Traditional or forward thinking...what's your style?

I'm intrigued to know what you think about today's 'v's'.


Image from Butterfly Lane


Image from Butterfly Lane

I've decided not to stick to one camp, and instead blend both styles in to my home.

This gorgeous sitting room blends both styles beautifully with traditional features and classic lighting choices, but with a modern colour palette and plush fabrics.


This classic country style kitchen has modern twists with its lighting options and furniture.


This stunning bathroom blends contemporary and classic perfectly.


Contemporary artwork blends the two styles and gives this room a stylish pop.


I love the ghost chair for a splash of contemporary living! They flow between the two styles effortlessly.


So, what camp do you belong to?

All images are from Butterfly Lane.