When an interior designer becomes to execute luxury interior projects, they start to be built a reputation on their own. Sophie Patterson gives you a rustic chic interiors, which is signature of her classic contemporary style.
Since founding her studio in 2008, Sophie has experimented with a mix of rustic chic and contemporary design elements but began to really adopt this look in her projects after moving house. Hampton interiors and a love for antiques also played a part in inspiring the designer to tap into a rustic chic aesthetic interior design styles.
When it comes to achieving rustic chic interiors, Sophie explains there are go-to colour schemes, materials and finishes that work beautifully for the look.
“Greys, blues, taupes and creams all work very well with this look,” Sophie advises. “Stronger colours that we occasionally use, such as gold, yellow, green, red [and] purple, tend to overpower this look which should be very natural and muted.”
MATERIAL & FINISHES
“I like combining different rustic materials, such as limed wood, grey wicker, linen, leather, wool and sisal rugs, and juxtaposing these with more luxurious finishes – from high-gloss woods to silks, cashmeres and velvets.”
FURNITURE & ACCENTS
Carefully chosen furniture pieces are vital for cementing a rustic vibe. Sophie looks to antique furniture designs, loose-cover skirted sofas in linen and furniture with a limed finish.
The beautiful combination of rustic mainstays with plush contemporary touches means the look has a multidimensional appeal, working a modern and traditional allure. This meeting of juxtaposing elements is what appeals to Sophie and keeps her referencing the look in projects time and time again.
Of all the rustic chic rooms Sophie has designed, the living room and kitchen sitting area of her Esher project really stand out for her. With an effortlessly beautiful neutral colour scheme, aged accents, modern silhouettes and relaxed finishes, it’s easy to see why this open plan space features at the top of her most-loved rustic chic creations.
Another draw of rustic chic has to be its versatile ability to slot into different styles of properties. Sophie is a firm believer that the look can be translated into both classic and contemporary homes.
Beautiful for modern and traditional spaces, summer and winter, now and years to come, rustic chic is one of those forever looks that’s in no danger of going out of style and promises to only look better with age.