It's a place...it's a design style...and it's just down the road from me.
I do like to visit Hunt Country, in particular Middleburg, Virginia. The shops are quaint and the restaurants are fabulous. I can escape the suburbs for more rural, traditional areas in a matter of minutes.
Of course this entry is going to lead to home design styles, as in Hunt Country. It's not a style I follow very closely but one I do admire. Although I do follow along a more traditional style in home decor (a category I presume Hunt Country falls into), I'd like to think our home and my interest in design is eclectic. Taking it all in as far as interiors go is what I like to do.
There are 2 books on this very topic I am interested in perusing:
Hunt Country Style that showcases homes in this style and discusses it's design origins (Middleburg, VA).
and Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant. This book shares the equestrian way of life.
Both of these books may seem high-end in style, but it never stops me from gaining inspiration regardless of the expense of such spaces. What tickles me most is when I take an idea from high-style design books and magazines and express myself to suit our budget.
If you admire French Country, Mid-Century Modern, Swedish Neoclassicism, Hunt Country, or any other style, my suggestion is to explore all design resources. You never know where your next source of inspiration will be.
Always remember, the options are endless.