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‘Rustic Vogue’ Interior Trend: From Townhouse to Farmhouse

When old meets new; a trend that has been found countlessly in home renovations over the past decade, whether it be a cottage restoration or an old barn conversion. However, more and more people are now opting for a rural aesthetic in their new, modern homes.

Throughout the course of the pandemic, many sought solace outside to overcome some of the long-lasting days within lockdown. As we move forward, people are now looking to incorporate a more natural and grounding feel to their own homes and are using a blend of more sustainable or traditional aesthetics to do so.

We are calling this particular trend ‘Rustic Vogue’. The trend celebrates rural wood finishes, woven textures, and panelled walls, that when contrasted with more modern and sleek designs, can add a sense of country chic to any home. From raw wood to muted colours, this trend will allow even the most inner-city homes to feel like they have been transported back in time with this contemporary take on the traditional, rural farmhouse.

A rustic and imperfect staircase is an excellent way to incorporate more natural elements throughout a home, whilst still maintaining an edge of modernism. To achieve this look, we recommend opting for one of our ‘Trademark’, ‘Classic’ and ‘Heritage’ stairparts collections, as their raw wood appearance will add a more rustic appearance to any hallway, whilst remaining light and inviting.

Alternatively, our ‘Elements’ range of timber stairparts and contrasting black balusters would help to achieve the modernist elements of this trend. Additional finishing touches of baby breath flowers, wicker baskets and soft textiles will ensure a home has that true contemporary farmhouse look from the first step inside.

When it comes to mouldings, Richard Burbidge’s wall cladding, and pine shelving helps to continue the contrast between old and new throughout the home. In choosing a simple colour palette of white-washed wood or blue-grey painted mouldings, the muted colours will help to encapsulate the serene and calming characteristics of ‘Rustic Vogue’.

This trend is not just an old-fashioned twist on modernist design, but a great opportunity to balance sustainable furnishings with contemporary flair, whether in a city, town, or village abode. Richard Burbidge’s stairparts and mouldings can allow any home to become a calm and serene haven away from hectic city life.

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