Design

Space: It's the Wood Surround

07.11.11

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I may have mentioned in a previous post, regarding the study of space we have been conducting here, that I have not always been a huge fan of rustic unless it’s juxtaposed with a more modern interior. That being said, there is nothing I love more than antiques and curiosities with their age and wear celebrated right out in the open. I love tarnished silver…I have no clue why this is, but I adore it… the colors, the emotion it seems to convey, the play of light, and the history that it suggests. I am quickly learning that as it concerns rustic styling, I enjoy pieces that show age and wear rather than a typical rustic or even country styled interior, at least in the traditional sense. I love farmhouse but I think it’s because you find that tinge of Industrial Chic and therefore a modern sensibility thrown into the mix…As it concerns the two interiors below, I throw much of my “ideas” about what I like out the window… There is something calming and soothing in these spaces and it’s likely because of the rustic and virtually decayed appearing (I doubt it’s actually decayed) wood that envelops both rooms. There is a coziness here, is there not? and yet very much a modern and global essence contained in these relatively small spaces both with relatively huge amounts of unique and stunning style.

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