A home in the countryside is surrounded by nature: be it a cottage, a farmhouse, a shed, a refurbished fisherman's hut, or a romantic new building nestled between Icelandic hills - the in-door life is influenced by its outdoor environment. Warm woods and textiles; antique ovens and stone fireplaces invite one to cozily reminisce. Handmade furniture and regional materials both honor tradition and respect historical authenticity. Designer profiles showcase leading craftspeople and interior experts, while providing insight for creating a domestic space of pastoral daydreams. From the retro to the romantic and the nostalgic to the modern, New Romance presents a collection of charming country homes and idyllic cottages - and illustrates just how contemporary rustic style can be.