Thursday, January 29, 2015

LOVE or NOT: Contemporary rustic minimalism

LOVE or NOT: Contemporary rustic minimalism

There is this fine line where minimalistic and rustic styles meet to create an astonishing result. I'm not sure there is a term such as contemporary rustic minimalism but, as you will see from the following images, it definitely fits the description. Stark spaces, a careful and sparse use of furniture and accessories, lack of colors which are mostly represented by neutral shades and the b&w palette, unrefined surfaces including reclaimed woods, unpolished metals, rough stone and sturdy concrete are some of its basic characteristics. The atmosphere is a blend between the masculine and often cold contemporary approach and the more welcoming and casual country vibe. Definitely not a style for the faint hearted (or, to be realistic, for most everyday types) but it is, for sure, one to study, inspire by and dream about. Would you try such a design in your home, given the circumstances? Or, is it just a bit too stiff for you?

Image via Afflante
Image via Afflante
Image via Oz Architects
Image via Oz Architects
Image by Robbert Koene via Est Magazine
Image by Robbert Koene via Est Magazine (via this post)
Image by Micky Hoyle via House and Leisure
Image by Micky Hoyle via House and Leisure
Image via Ginostra B&B MareSole
Image via Ginostra B&B MareSole
Image via Walhalla
Image via Walhalla
Image by Myriam Ramel Baechler via Ikea Family Live magazine
Image by Myriam Ramel Baechler via Ikea Family Live magazine
Image via Darryl Carter
Image via Darryl Carter
Image by Nathalie Krag via Elle Decor Italia
Image by Nathalie Krag via Elle Decor Italia


P.s. If you like this style, check out my modern country board on pinterest for more inspiration.


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12 comments :

  1. I love everything about this style! I would definitely try it if I had the means.

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  2. Love it! I think I even prefer it to pure white environments. It looks a little bit like the January Mood Board on my blog ;)

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  3. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! These are great!

    The Office Stylist
    www.theofficestylist.com

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  4. It's nice, but for me, I need color and art!

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  5. I adore it, I think it's warm and ethereal!

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  6. I'm about half-way toward this look and think it's amazingly beautiful and serene. I have to keep my all-silk jewel-tone quilt.

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  7. I'm a fan! I'd maybe toss a cool piece of rustic art up on the wall but other than that, I could live there!

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  8. This is so unique, simple, yet elegant and fantastic.

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