Considered, calm, and irresistible – modern rustic style is all about simple, casual living. Be it a log cabin, a Moroccan villa, or a chalet perched on a mountainside, the element that unites these rural escapes is a passion for craftsmanship and a pared-down quality that allows the beauty of natural materials to shine through. The interiors are stripped-back and the objects within it are useful and timeless—each with a story to tell. The latest addition to the Modern Living series, New Country, penned by design writer Claire Bingham, explores some of the most beautiful homes in the countryside and shows how to get the look yourself. It’s also a book full of practical tips—from how to mix heirloom and contemporary pieces with confidence, to putting together a relaxed scheme where the driving force is comfort.
CLAIRE BINGHAM is an interiors journalist who writes about architecture, design, and style for several publications worldwide. Before becoming an author with her first book Modern Living, she was Homes Editor for Elle Decoration UK and her work has been featured in international glossies, including Vogue Living and Architectural Digest. Scouring the globe for inspiring interiors and discovering the talents behind the scenes, she is interested in well-considered design that fits with our individual needs. Ultimately, she writes about the design and decoration of people’s homes and how they like to live.
- Everything you need to know about the modern rustic look
- From cottages to chateaus, inside the world’s most inspiring rural homes
- Step-by-step guides to create your dream interior
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