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Modern Rustic

Rustic isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days when rustic style meant fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace and acres of tartan.

At its heart, the modern rustic look celebrates the fabric of a home, from the roof beams to the brickwork. This style revels in earthy colours and rich textures; in natural materials such as wood and stone; and the ruggedly handsome bones of a building. In this book, stylist Emily Henson and writer Joanna Simmons first lead you through the Elements of the Modern Rustic look. Pure Rustic elegantly blends clean lines with muted shades of grey. Bohemian Rustic mixes texture and pattern with lush colour, while Pop Rustic teams raw wood with pops of neon and tongue-in-cheek artworks. Retro Rustic, meanwhile, brings a relaxed feel, showcasing beaten-up leather armchairs and brick floors. In Details, textiles, furniture, fabric and display are explored, while Living Spaces shows how Modern Rustic style translates beautifully to every room in the house.

Emily Henson has recently returned to London after many years spent living and working in Los Angeles. Her career has encompassed store display and merchandising for Anthropologie and set design for commercials and design TV shows, as well as interior design for private clients. Her popular blog is entitled Life Unstyled and she is also the author of the bestselling 'Modern Rustic' (978-1-84975-445-3), which is also published by Ryland Peters & Small.

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