word 'rustic' generally refers to something belonging to the countryside,
something charmingly unsophisticated. When we're talking about rustic
furniture or dé
cor, we are talking about furniture and/or tiles that have a rough
finish to give that earthy, Boho look.
are rooms that recreate the rustic feel of country houses.
We started off
with the floor treatments. Generally, we use mosaic, tiles, marble
or stone for floor surfaces.
The history of
decorative tile goes back at least 6,000 years, to the Egyptians,
who used glazed bricks to adorn their houses and temples. Modern tile
designs began with the emergence of metallic glazes in the Islamic
world during the eighth and ninth centuries and developed through
Mesopotamia and Persia, Byzantium and on to the encaustic tiles used
in English cathedrals in the 1200s.
What a long way
to today's renaissance, abounding in new decorative wall and floor
tiles borders, relief trim, and hand painted pieces. Some artisans
have dedicated themselves to the styles and glazes of the early 1900s
heyday; other firms, both large and small, offer fresh original creation.
back to the featured floors, we used matte tiles, which are basically
rustic tiles made of unglazed terracotta. These create a warmer, more
casual mood and make the space feel more intimate. In general, textured
tiles are also easier to blend with other elements in the room. Since
our clients preferred the matte finished to the polished floor, so
we placed these tiles all over the floors of the house.
tiles are more suitable for the living room, the pretty floral borders
creating a pleasing visual effect, while the non-polished tiles, which
are non-slippery, are a safer choice for bathrooms.
creates a different welcoming mood in our modern lives. Even in the
age of stone and slate, an exposed brick theme reigns supreme in the
spacious living area here, giving a tantalizing hint of the texture
and flavors of the rest of the abode.
"Rustic charm" theme is not only limited to the floor. It
can be reflected in the wall with rust colour tones or stony textures.
It can be created through the rough-hewn Bavarian dining set. If you
set some clay pottery in any corner of your home, it will give you
some natural freshness.
We used local
handloom heavy cotton fabrics for window dressing in some rooms. These
fabrics add to the effect. You can complement these with oriental
brass pottery in the living room.
Sometimes, a fresh
take on modern styling involves a return to old-fashioned, durable
design. While the dwelling hosts contemporary lines and modern conveniences
in no short supply, the up-to-date atmosphere is tastefully accentuated
with rustic fittings, offering a new interpretation of modern living.
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