Friday, March 25, 2011

American Rustic

From an article "American Rustic" in the New York Times:
"The aesthetic reflects a nostalgia, but not for the Victoriana that has been so popular in recent years. As is the case with a number of other collectors they know, their fascination is not with dark rooms, ornate lines or the macabre, but with the stylistic era that followed.
It is a simpler, more rustic and American-inflected style that is more general store than taxidermy-appointed lodge, and that emphasizes objects that are well-made, durable and useful: wire storage baskets, machine-age metal tools, leather couches, canvas bags, colorful woolen blankets and interiors made of barn wood."

The article also notes Ralph Lauren is revered for perfecting this look, we agree.

bettershelter can appreciate things that have a worn in look with lots of patina.

See article HERE

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