When life is feeling a bit frenetic (as it certainly has been lately) I dream of escaping to the country, and enjoying a real book by the fire, cozied up in a worn leather chair. And in my dreams, the house I escape to just happens to look exactly like this…

country living pennsylvania home living room

country living pennsylvania home living room detail

A beautifully renovated 1907 schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, this home is the perfect setting for some classic Americana charm. I like, however, that the owners didn’t go overboard with predictability. Of course there are plenty of worn woods and industrial accents, but there are also some beautiful antiques and touches of brass that provide a sophistication too.

country living pennsylvania home dining room

country living pennsylvania home bedroom

country living pennsylvania home bedroom closet

Perhaps what I love the most is that it truly feels like a loved and lived-in home. Nothing overly stately or contrived, just cozy and welcoming. While it’s not the style that I aspire to live in everyday, I would love for this to be my country escape. And, if I had to live in it everyday, you certainly wouldn’t find me complaining!

Here’s how we’d recreate this look:


get the look // living room :: 1. industrial chandelier // 2. vintage poster // 3. federal mirror // 4. antique club chairs // 5. moroccan style rug // 6. brass table // 7. striped pillow // 8. x pillow


get the look // bedroom :: 1. get lost poster // 2. vintage oil painting // 3. armoire // 4. farmhouse bed frame // 5. industrial lamp // 6. rug // 7. fur throw

home featured in country living


  1. laura

    love how you recreate the look..but my only complaint is that when I looked up the chairs you recommended they went for $13,000+. Gulp. Could you feature items a wee bit more affordable??

    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      laura, i can certainly recommend leather chairs that are more affordable, but they won’t look nearly as cool as the antique french club chairs. i usually aim for a mix of high and low, but in this case i think the real things are much more appealing! meant to inspire not necessarily be a ‘look for less’. if you want an affordable club chair, you’re going to have to go to crate & barrel or pottery barn…

  2. Eden

    This house was one of my favorite home spreads in Country Living. I tore every sheet out to save because I love their style so much! It was fun seeing it pop up again when I visited your site 🙂 Great picks too! The mirror is great, only $35!!

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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.