Modern rustic... It sounds like a contradiction doesn't it? Oh, but it is! That's the essence of why this interiors style works so well and LOVED by so many. When you consider rustic, images of old, worn, weathered and roughly made come to mind. Pretty much the exact opposite of what you envisage when you think of modern: new, streamlined, sleek and innovative. Yes, the Chinese concept of Yin-Yang works exceptionally well in interiors too.
Modern rustic also brings to mind the concept of countryside living. Where traditions, craftsmanship and artisans are treasured for their knowledge of age-old skills and historical significance. Unsurprisingly, places like the UK, France, Italy and the Scandinavian region do this style SO WELL and continue to remain our go-to sources of inspiration.
So its only fitting that Britain's Country Living magazine published a stand-alone edition (well actually two) totally devoted to modern rustic interiors. For those of us who love this earthy, pared-back, imperfect but contemporary style, then this magazine is for you...