Modern Rustic: Celebrating the Perfectly Imperfect
Modern Rustic may seem like a contradiction in terms. Many imagine ‘rustic’ to mean old, traditional and roughly-made. And ‘modern’ to mean new, clean, minimal and innovative. However, Modern Rustic is a movement that brings together these opposites to surprisingly great effect, they enhance each other, highlight the contrast and celebrate the imperfections…
Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood: rustic furniture.
Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
relating to the present, current or recent style or trend in art, architecture, or other cultural activity marked by a significant departure from traditional styles and values.
a person who advocates or practices that are a departure from traditional styles or values.
Modern Rustic a bringing together of old and new – the sleek, modern and contemporary juxtaposed with the weathered, rustic and traditional. I love this look and anything that’s been weathered and worn in the most beautiful way: Distressed and stripped back wood, raw plastered walls, old leather sofas. But for me, this raw and rustic look is at it’s best when combined with modern accessories to bring a fresh, contemporary twist. Take a look at these gems: