Rural color

Text: Natalia Remmer

LONG EVENING CONVERSATIONS IN A COZY WICKER CHAIR FOR A CUP OF COFFEE ... IN RUSSIA THIS A TRADITIONAL ACTIVITY FOR A WARM SUMMER, AND IN THE ARAB EMIRATES - FOR A COOL WINTER.

Simple but tasteful

Everyone understands the style of country in their own way: some immediately see a cozy mansion in the south of France, in the middle of lavender fields, others - a traditional Russian hut, and others - an American ranch. Strictly speaking, country means a rural style, which is dominated by environmental friendliness, naturalness and simplicity. In such a house, you can forget about the bustle of the city and immerse yourself in pleasant memories of childhood, and even a brand new villa on the Persian Gulf, whose interior is made in impeccable ethnic style, can become a real family nest with its own history.

Each piece of furniture has a minimum of functions and real rustic simplicity. The central place is occupied by wooden or wicker chairs and sofas, artificially aged chests of drawers, cupboards and wardrobes, unpretentious benches and massive chairs with high backs. Facades are most often covered with plant patterns. Part of the furniture can be replaced with old chests, baskets and baskets. The main secret of the charm of country style is the abundance of freshly cut flowers, living plants in pots and pots, ikebana from dried grass.

Every detail counts

Finished look and comfort to any interior will give textiles. Instead of Persian carpets, on the wooden or stone floors you can lay variegated self-woven paths and rugs, cover sofas with checkered rugs and patchwork quilts, as if found in a grandmother’s chest. Cotton towels and napkins, chintz or linen curtains and pillow covers can be embroidered independently - with a strip or a cage. And numerous lugs, wrought iron, and in our case clay pots, fruit bowls, vases and lanterns with colored glass can be found on the Dubai flea market in Al Safa Park, which will open the next season on September 5th.

The living room of "village" houses is often decorated with animal skins or stuffed animals, hunting or fishing trophies or their stylizations. If nostalgia torments, you can arrange Kuznetsovsky porcelain, trays with Zhostovo motifs and earthenware plates painted with gzhel on numerous wooden shelves. Simple walls with landscapes, watercolors, black-and-white antique photographs in simple frames will organically look on the walls.

According to designer Vera Sigeeva, owner of the Flamant boutique in Moscow, natural oak furniture is preferable for country houses, natural linen is used in upholstery materials, glass and silver-plated cutlery, floor lamps and sconces are used in accessories. In apartments, painted furniture, sofas upholstered in velvet and leather are more often used. "Many celebrities have chosen the Flamant style for their interiors: among them are Ivan Urgant, Mikhail Porechenkov, Anna Mikhalkova, Gosha Kutsenko and many others," says the designer.

Country style, in fact, is intended for those who appreciate sophistication and practicality, collect items of national interiors or just want to hide from the city bustle. It is also chosen by those owners whose doors are always open for numerous guests and who still remember how good it is to have a house in the village

Watch the video: 1960s North Vietnam Rural Life, Farming, Color Archive Footage. Kinolibrary (November 2019).