Wednesday, February 9, 2011
What is Rustic Design Style?
It seems to me that Rustic Style is founded on the intangible ideals of generational memory and mythos blended with the very real world of folk art and design. This in turn is deeply rooted is an innate human desire to beautify even the most humble environment. Every society has it's naive building and craft traditions, but some stand out as especially rich storehouses of vernacular architecture and folk art. Over the next few blogs I hope to explore these ideas further by journeying through the rustic architecture, design and folk art of Tuscany, England, France, early America and rural Mexican cultures. If I can demonstrate how to recreate the environments one encounters, choosing and combining disparate cultural elements, then a well planned interior will be the result. Along this journey I hope to also discover the Rustic Style that works within the home.