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White is right
This rustic style trend hit
TO SHOW OFF YOUR
our homes several years ago
MID-MOD FINDS TO
and is still popular.
BEST EFFECT, PAINT
It's all about combining
YOUR WALLS WHITE
pieces that are vintage, or
- WHAT COULD
at least appear old, with
opulent accessories to create
an eclectic look - as though you've
spent years collecting pieces from
antique fairs and junk yards.
Painted wood is at the heart of this
interior trend - you can buy furniture
already painted and distressed, or
upcycle existing pieces or second-hand
ﬁnds using chalk paints.
It's all about creating a calm,
This look harks back to the mid-1900s and the
comfortable and welcoming home,
work of architects and designers such as Ray and
where imperfections are embraced
Charles Eames, Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl. It
and old, worn pieces are used in
was an experimental period in furniture making
new and unusual ways.
and interior design, with new materials, such as
Colours are muted, with pastel
plywood, acrylic and aluminium, being used.
pink, duck egg blue, beige, oﬀ-white,
The style translates well into modern living
cream and light grey combining
as it's all about natural shapes, clean lines and
to create an airy, relaxed feel.
Textures that work well include
voile, cotton, lace and linen,
contrasted with richer accents
such as velvet and suede.
Need some inspiration? Baytree
Interiors has a world of ideas, from
room set-ups, galleries and blog posts
to tips and tricks - that will help you
create your perfect shabby chic home.
Visit baytree-interiors.co.uk for more.
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simple, practical pieces that look as good in a
modern home as in a Victorian one.
Lots of high street shops now oﬀer reproduction
pieces for you to create the look. If you're lucky,
you might ﬁnd some original items at car boot
sales, in charity and retro shops, or online.
You don't need to be too slavish to the trend,
though - you don't want your home to look
like the décor hasn't been touched since 1950!