Rustic isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days when rustic style meant fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace, and acres of plaid.
At its heart, the modern rustic look celebrates the fabric of a home, from the roof beams to the brickwork. This style revels in earthy colors and rich textures, in natural materials such as wood and stone, and the ruggedly handsome bones of a building. In this book, stylist Emily Henson and writer Joanna Simmons first lead you through the Elements of the Modern Rustic look. Pure Rustic elegantly blends clean lines with muted shades of gray. Bohemian Rustic mixes texture and pattern with lush color, while Pop Rustic teams raw wood with pops of neon and tongue-in-cheek artworks. Retro Rustic, meanwhile, brings a relaxed feel, showcasing beaten-up leather armchairs and brick floors.
In Details, textiles, furniture, fabric, and display are explored, while Living Spaces shows how Modern Rustic style translates beautifully to every room in the house, and even works outdoors.
About the Author
Emily Henson was a display artist and merchandiser for Anthropologie in the US before returning to the UK and venturing into styling. Her clients include IKEA, Anthropologie, Primark, and Graham & Green. Emily is the author of four books; Modern Rustic, Bohemian Modern, Life Unstyled and Be Bold (all Ryland Peters & Small) Emily also hosts popular talks and workshops on styling, writes a popular blog entitled Life Unstyled.