Organic Objectivity – A Case of Rustic Design
Rustic design is an amalgamation of natural and organic – not only in the material palate, but in the overall vibe that constitutes its major characteristics. Rustic design lies somewhere between the logistics of prairie and cottage styles, emulating a natural vibe that embraces natural textures and lighting. The major defining characteristics of this style include the use of natural and organic materials, mainly wood and stone to achieve that warm, intimate vibe. There is also an amalgam of natural light which is achieved by the meticulous planning of large portals through architectural planning – this may also result in a consolidation of indoor and outdoor spaces. The rustic style has a rich vibe and seems more authentic when it showcases the structural integrity of its relative interior space – columns and beams of the wooden nature and fireplaces of the stone making. Today, we’ll be looking at a few fusion and relative rustic interior styles.
Of stone walls and wooden features
The rustic style of interior design is rich in setting compared to other interior styles. It uses wood and stone as feature materials, with the help of which it achieves an intimate and coy ambiance. The image below shows a perfect example of a relative rustic interior style – it may not have the authenticity of a true rustic vibe but it is as close as any contemporary rustic. The use of stone on the media wall, along with rough wooden fixtures achieves that certain organic vibe that is inherent of the rustic style.
Of gold lighting and warm palates
Lighting is one of the most important ingredients of any interior palate and when it comes to defining a rustic setting, the best way to go about it would be to emulate natural lighting into the mix. However, if your space is constrained to the contemporary setting then the best way to go about it would be the gold lighting. It not only enhances the ambiance of the entire setting, but authenticates the organic and natural vibe of the rustic material palate. Aside from that, in a contemporary rustic setting the color palate matters a lot, so when you’re choosing a contrast make sure it leans in the tan/brown category. This way, when you combine it with the right décor and lighting, you would have the same warm environ as any authentic rustic setting.
If you want something different in the rustic genre, then combining it with a modern setting would be something to think about. The hybrid rustic modern interior setting is a careful amalgamation of the modern color and material palate with the rustic one. The image below is an accurate representation of this genre. The stone media feature wall translates the organic vibe of this setting while the white washed backdrop is more modern than anything else.