Impressive growth of GCC’s economy made England invest and broaden its partnership and strategic relationship. England’s tie up to GCC are not only on the economic factor; most especially because of oil and mining companies; not only on that, but on every sector of GCC including business, the government, and all the channels of its society making every part prosper and grow more. With this type of relationship between, it is attainable that England's architecture and design also affects the Arab world- making Arab world to build more English Country house style, rather than sticking to it's own modern and traditional way.
English Country house have styles almost similar to what is usually on the Arab world; emphasizing it's richness and tradition. Hence, England and The Arab World are somewhat similar when it comes to design and architecture. But because of the absolute bigger price of English country house style compared to other styles and its history, it is authentic and will be forever used through decades.
Because of the new generations and technology, styles of English country homes improved.
There are modern English country homes nowadays- a mix of modern contemporary and traditional suited for either bigger or smaller size of family.
Brighter colors compared to traditional and old english country homes that are neutral, mostly bricks and rocks, earthy tones, washed paints. You can now see english country homes that comes in brighter and vibrant colors like yellow.. than can be the color of the bricks or cements, or wood/ wall painting ideas.
The style is also used in apartments, libraries and other buildings making it feel more “home” to those people. You can see on the image that contemporary house adjoins the english country style of building— a tricky and unique architecture.
A balance of accents and complementary colors enhances english country theme to your home making it more warm and inviting. There are a lot of classic decorations and ornaments that you can use from like florals, potted plants, patterned textiles, furniture made from wood (wood tables for example), farmhouse accessories and greenery lined structure on the exterior
Big bookshelves, chimney on living rooms, plants and carpets are basic elements you’ll see in an english country style of homes that are eventually brought out in modern and contemporary homes (modern living room design, modern kitchen design)
Earthy hues and traditional style of building english country home are also apparent to the the rich and famous. Not all the time, famous celebrities or billionaires have flashy, extravagant homes but some people really do stick with English Country Homes.
It’s great influence to the modern world are of great extent. If you want to achieve that style of home, know layers of different textures, patterns and furnitures, know how to mix and match and be resourceful: english country style are comprised of different periods, showing different centuries around countries like England and America—seen on furniture and furnishings. Knowledge on history and watching classic, old films can help too in choosing your furniture and other design elements.
Meanwhile, Economists predicted that there will be a slower growth of house prices compared from 2008; a wider prospective indeed for stability and recovery from 2008’s financial crash. Still it is uncertain for some because who knows what could happen next on their economy—affected by different demands of people in real estate. Still, it is greatly visible that London house prices increases by 50% from 2008. House prices at London on 2008 starts from £240,000 with rapid increase to £400,000 and an average price of £342,000 while in 2017, £474,000 average house price, predicting to be more stable and lower in growth rate.
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