There is something going on in the country side! It’s genuine and stylish back-to-the-bone country living, granny-inspired eco-vintage living and lovely chic examples of romantic-rustic and rough romance. Additionally, there’s a surge in nature styles. Prominent clean wood, urban lush and nature-city mix as well as the use of brown and green palettes and botanical guests. I’d say it’s only human. The work-around-the-clock urban people need a soothing place to return to and the extended love for countryside living most probably only just started: In the light of technological advance especially, the classic reasons for living in the city are rapidly losing in strength. No wonder then, the countryside is a haven of trendiness.
This old barn below, in the rural parts of Holland, originally housed hay to feed the chickens, rabbits, cows and pigs. Neglected for centuries, two interior designers decided to restore it and call it a home.
…and did they succeed! The old barn transformed into a bright and ultra-stylish dwelling with the rustic and natural character kept intact. The living room and kitchen above are so trendy trendey almost expode. And then we have not yet looked at the bathroom and bedroom (below). I drool…Before I close my mouth, just look at the details, the lovely rag rug next to the free-standnig enamel tub, the wooden Eames-stool serving as a bedside table…
| all images: marie claire maison |