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Country cottage style 



Country-style can encompass many things, but you don’t have to live in a remote corner of the country, or in a village with cobbled streets to enjoy the beauty of it in your home. Anyone can create a modern country look with a few well considered soft furnishings or vintage-style light fittings that you can mix and match throughout your home.

Coming from a farming background, we at Jim Lawrence are very proud that our metalwork has been hand forged and finished in our Suffolk workshops for over 20 years now, using tried and tested techniques that have been around since Tudor Times. From our newest lighting ranges, to our ever popular door and window furniture, our products are born out of a heritage that we love to share with you.


Make an entrance


Matt Black Door Furniture
Matt Black door furniture

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Country cottage style is all about practicality, a simple style that looks good and has purpose, so the things you choose to adorn your home will work wonderfully for you now and for many years to come. Our range of antiqued brass or forged iron-look door furniture will do just that, making your home feel instantly welcoming and with a durable, inherent quality that will stand the test of time.

Choose matt black fittings for a classic cottage look, or antiqued brass for a more modern appeal.
Heart Door Knocker

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Boathouse Outdoor Light

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Door Bell Cover with Push

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Peacock Lantern

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Small Letter Plate

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Add period details for authenticity


Nothing says 'cottage' more than the traditional ironwork used on doors, windows and cabinetry, so adding traditional style drawer pulls and cupboard knobs is an easy and instant way to bring cottage style to your kitchen. Team them with your light fittings for a uniform look, or mix and match them for added impact. You can also swap your standard door furniture for cottage style hinges, bolts and latches for that authentic farmhouse look.
Large Napier Cupboard Knob

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Suffolk Hinge 

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Stoke Latch

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Vertical Door Bolt

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Barn Hooks

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Schoolhouse Drawer Pull

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Scroll Handle

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In your home


 Creating a country cottage feel  in your home with Jim Lawrence style. Follow us on Instagram and don’t forget to tag us in your interior updates. We love seeing our products in their new homes…


Let there be light


Double Cottage Wall Light

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Finding a balance with different layers of light is crucial when developing a relaxed space so that you can alter the light outputs depending on your mood and the time of day. For anyone living in a cottage, this can be a particular challenge due to the ‘quirks’ of low ceilings, beams, uneven walls and nooks and crannies. However, with carefully positioned wall or spotlights, you can light up even the darkest corners. A ‘dish’ shaped pendant, cut to length, will give you more space overhead than a bowl or globe and a table and floor lamp can be placed anywhere to create a soothing glow.

Double Gosford Wall Light

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Fisher Wall Light

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Exeter Pendant Light

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Balmoral Pendant Light

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Foster Pendant Light

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A nod to rural living


Cottages are usually considered to be old, or old-fashioned dwellings, modest in size and cosy, typically placed in a rural or semi-rural areas. But cottage style can be universal. The first things we think of are natural colours, well-loved rustic finishes and as it often the case with period homes...items with a little curiosity and 'quirk' like our range of Shepherds and Crook finials, door handles, window latches and curtain hold backs.
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Monkey Tail Window Latch

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Shepherd's Crook Finial

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Barber Window Stay

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Swing Holdback

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Heritage fabrics for a homespun feel


Our Lovat Mill tweeds, from the Scottish Border town of Hawick, are as tough as they are beautiful.  Taking inspiration from the rich colours of the surrounding countryside, these herringbones and checks that will add subtle reflections of the natural world to your interiors. Linen is a natural choice for a country scheme as it lends a charming simplicity to modern day interiors, perfect for creating a fresh, informal feel in a room. Cotton too brings a rustic and understated beauty into the mix and because it is so easy to clean, is ideal for areas that  accumulate dust.
 Cotton Fabrics in Cow Parsley

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Talisker Check Lovat Wool

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Featherdown Stone

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Wheatfield Duck Egg Blue

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How to size lampshades for table lamps


Measuring lamp base
The width of the lampshade (diameter at the bottom) should be roughly equal to the height of the lamp base.
Measuring for lamp base
The height of the lampshade should be about two thirds the height of the lamp base. 
The lampshade should be the wider than the widest part of the lamp base. 

Cottage garden ideas


Cottage gardens style is defined by a disregard for rules. It is all about doing what you really love. Planting is informal, colourful and chaotic, with a mix of romantic blooms and edible herbs vying for your attention. Consider placing benches, chairs and eating areas strategically to encourage visitors to spend time sitting among the bees and blossoms, and show them off with carefully chosen vintage-look outdoor lights, or use a fire pit or hurricane lantern to create a sense of warmth when the light begins to fade.
Coach Lantern

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Oakham Fire Bowl 

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Clipper Light

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Dalston Outdoor Wall Light

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Jim Lawrence has worked hard over the past 20 years to build up an international reputation for producing classic, high quality lighting and home accessories. We are very proud of the quality of our workmanship, our designs and customer service which highlight the skill of our team to make products that will stand the test of time and suit any style of property.

All our products are made from the best quality brass and steel, using traditional metal working techniques and are hand finished to the very highest standards here at our Suffolk workshop. Our aim is for you to enjoy using your Jim Lawrence products as much as we love making them.





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