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ELLE Decoration Country opens the door to the world’s most beautiful rural homes

Volume 15 features remote retreats, modern manor houses, minimalist cottages and more…

Creative French farmhouse belonging to designer of antique textiles, murals and mirrors, Mathilde Labrouche
Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Editor’s letter

Picture a country home and your thoughts may naturally drift towards characterful cottages, wonky stone walls or even an imposing manor house. And while many of these glorious structures, whether gently restored or reimagined, are blessedly still part of the rural landscape, there is a wealth of architects and designers who are skilfully integrating contemporary builds into bucolic settings around the globe. With this in mind, for the 15th volume of ELLE Decoration Country, we’ve brought you a considered edit of both. From an ancient castle in the south of France to a former summer camp in Connecticut and a Brutalist retreat in deepest Devon, it’s a diverse mix of inspiring homes and a slice of pure escapism.

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Country Editor, Claudia Baillie

ELLE Decoration Country Volume 15 is available to buy now.

Cover of ELLE Decoration Volume 15 featuring a home photographed by Gaelle Le Boulicaut
ELLE Decoration Volume 15

A peek beyond the cover…

Meet country heroes Ronnen Goren and Trace Streeter, who embraced a complete change of lifestyle when they built this award-winning property which houses an entire farm under its roof.

Ronnen Goren and Trace Streeter’s home and farm in Daylesford, Australia
Rory Gardiner

Tour rustic homes that revel in a sense of history, from an 18th-century watermill to a stone hideaway in the Mallorcan mountains.

Creative French farmhouse home photographed by Gaelle le Boulicaut
Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Step inside a majestic chateau, historic finca and Surrey mansion – all grand properties where timeless, traditional elegance prevails.

historic finca in the heart of Menorca belonging to Benedicta Linares Pearce
Karel Balas/Milk/Vega MG

Country style can also be cutting-edge. From a sculpture-like treetop cabin to a minimalist concrete home, explore contemporary abodes with an architectural quality.

Hideouts in the sky at Ostby farm in Gjesasen
Anne Bratveit/House of Pictures

Plus, discover how to shop the looks of every home featured with our carefully curated edits and browse the essential directory of artisans, manufacturers and shops that share the Country aesthetic.

ELLE Decoration Country Volume 15 is available to buy now.

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