Hunting for inspirational home textiles lead me down the ‘Country Chic’ road.
Yep, chic is what we are aiming for. Who says a rustic look can’t be contemporary and elegant?
You don’t need to be surrounded by olive trees, vines and orchards in a 17th century pared-down farmhouse to desire a design aesthetic using leather, aged wood, beautiful wool and linen in your home.
As we are in the midst of winter and the half term is just around the corner, I found the fireplace to be the best ‘chill out’ place. This is what tempted me to arrange an elegant and chic country palette. Nevertheless, hot or cold, quality materials and earthy palettes work for every season.
Rustic yet elegant materials, moody colours and heavy textures look amazing when combined with contemporary and clean lines. Balancing ‘city meets country’ in a home creates a unique atmosphere as the heavier colourful materials bring warmth and personality.
As an Scandinavian Interior Designer I can only admire English textile and furniture brands who have the knowledge and spirit to maintain tradition and good craftsmanship in modern and contemporary settings. The use of colours and combinations look so effortless and relaxed. Mixing checks, stripes and floral patterns is so easy when it’s all layered up in different themes and colour schemes.
‘Harmony’ is what we should aim for in the jungle of choices.
Thanks to Andre Upholstery for providing us with a magnificent array of samples.
By Our Home & Garden Blogger, Helene Arentz.