In the suburbs of London and New York, you will find places inspired by a desire for authenticity. This urban style with its bohemian and rustic flair is know as Rough Luxe
As witnessed in the popular trend towards personalization, interiors decorated in a Rough Luxe style speak of rich decoration, a taste for simplicity and a celebration of unfinished raw materials. This style exerts its charm by using objects that tell a story, by retaining elements or references of its past.
This drive for personal expression is reflected in the overwhelming desire to return to the basics and the appreciation of the craftsman’s work. This trend blends the styles of days gone by into a contemporary atmosphere to reveal the charm of eclecticism.
It is also marked by the search for authenticity, coupled with a respect for materials and the environment. Whether by selecting natural textures or choosing eco-friendly materials, everything reflects a conscientious use of resources.
Rough Luxe is essentially creative and can be expressed in various ways. Here are three different interpretations of this new genre:
Crazy about the ’60s and ’70s, fans of this style pair groovy accessories against a minimalist backdrop. Accessories shout colour alongside moulded-plastic lamps and natural-wood floors.
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Against a bare structure are set crystal chandeliers and gilded mirrors for dazzling contrast. The perfect hybrid of loft and Hollywood style glamour.
Recycled industrial objects set the tone. An old typewriter, an architect’s drawing board, a metal filing cabinet; objects designed primarily for their functionality celebrate nostalgia.