What pleasure can sometimes bring the freshness of early summer morning that highlights the bright sunlight streaming through the starched linen curtains. And the music sounds in the trees wind noise! Tired from the car hum and bustle of the city, we begin to understand how valuable pastoral lyricism rural lifestyle. We are looking at it from a modern head protection for aggressive lines and shapes. And then we have the support of good old country style. Although he is not as too old.
As an independent interior style he has developed within historical styles, and recognition and all received only thirty or forty years ago. It took a while, people were able to feel the unpretentious charm of rustic charm and a personalized interior. Reliability and weight interior, natural materials, and certain forms even in a modern apartment convincingly express themselves, giving the impression of the original. Consciousness, tired of the load of information, seeking relaxation in the visual simplicity.
Today, the country-style reproduced in a variety of versions - from functional stressed restrained rural homes to the tonal delicacy and plastic olive or Scandinavian interior. Because the style of the country has long outgrown the style of the Wild West.
With the world on a string
To get started find out what is included in the concept of "country". First, the term refers only to the country house and one of the musical styles of North America. Not to be confused country, and folk. Their difference lies in the fact that "folk" means the national, national, and "country" - rural, country lifestyle and imagery. In general, the tradition prescribes in relation to the interior operate with the concept of "country", about which we'll talk.
The word "country» - country - in translation from English has two meanings - the country and the village. In recent years, as applicable to the style definition broadened horizons and applies not only to the English or American the village home, but also German, Russian and Latin American motives in urban interiors.
Turning to the prototype, the original source of the international style of today, you can find some of the features inherent in each of the nations. For example, the American furniture involves a variation in the style of the country stressed primitive forms pale-blue, as if burnt, ocher-colored or reddish - acquired the color of sunset on the prairie. In such an interior looks very impressive painted cupboards, wardrobes, beds, quilts. Furniture painted trees, flowers, sometimes including antennal ornament. In modern American country style influenced vigorous pioneers of poetry Wild West, some adventurism undeveloped western regions and lyricism secluded ranch.
In the English tradition of country music shows around the priority of comfort - from planning houses, furniture to accessories. The English-style country actively applied floral designs and bright colors in textiles and handmade upholstery.
French country style interior is known as the style of the province, whose name comes from the style of furniture, made by hand in the Languedoc, Provence, Normandy and Brittany. Solid big items are designed to reproduce simplified things in historical styles of classical and baroque. Handmade French furniture painted signs in the sun and bright colors. The special features of this version include the country, as if hidden inside a carved wooden box bed Breton. Color in the French country gives additional emphasis to traditional volume and shape. The walls are painted in white or shades of ocher. The bedrooms have wall upholster fabric and flooring, as well as during the time of the Gauls and the Romans do in the French farmhouses made of terracotta tiles.
In Russia, the emergence of a country could be related to the modern era, when it begins to form a cult of the peasant folk object. Things in this period have emphasized rustic design. Fashion for the country was determined by social factors - the peasants migrating to the cities, to bring their own idea about the convenience and beauty and its aesthetics in urban life. Russian national identity emerged in the country to fashion icons - they were considered stylish interior element. The city tried to enter the apartment veretentsa, stems, spinning wheels, selling in the villages. Today the style of country music became a part of postmodern culture and fraught with intellectual intention.
Country style determines the characteristics of planning, taking into account the feasibility and comfort. Zoning and the ratio of rooms, their dimensions and ceiling height are dictated by considerations of functionality. Principles country, with all the diversity of solutions, are about the same. Interior country-house in the country style is distinguished hearth with a chimney or fireplace, and a single space kitchen-dining room and living room, around which the other rooms are already formed. On the second floor, which forms a gallery, are the bedrooms.
Country style, largely determines the atmosphere of decorative, conditional rural idyll with a specific national characteristics. Looking at the country-style, it is first a question of a generalized image Village house, and then it is determined "nationality" - Russian house, Swiss chalet, English cottage or American ranch.
From today, the preferred compositions of planning is free. It allows the central volume is incremented further. But adapted to urban conditions country style offers a lot of different, functionally distinct, premises. In a city apartment should do without sophisticated alterations, providing styling decoration. Moreover, the country has all the power to do so.
Design and materials
The popularity of country music is based on the popularity of ecological design. Stopping the choice on natural materials - deliberately roughly processed wood and stone, country and allows the simulation, but the main principle is environmental friendliness. For rooms in country style characterized by cobbled floors, massive wooden floorboards, fragments of masonry and stucco walls. Imitation wooden structures in modern interiors becomes an element of decor.
Combinations of materials can be extremely varied. The main thing - to know the measure. Walls can arrange paper wallpaper with naive drawings, ceramic tile colorful textiles, facing stone or decorative plaster. Here we must remember that the country itself is a style "warm", so the use of the stone should be reasonable dosing. As metal parts suitable antique brass or bronze. It fits well into the interior of the hand-forged items.
In the design of the windows, walls and floors, you can use the arrangement of tissue-companions. You must be able to feel the ratio of textile items. For example, a combination of wool and linen or calico and chintz attractive even by the tactile sensations. When decorating the windows do not need to use complicated draperies. They compensated for this style texture and patterned fabric. Environmental Design country assumes the usual curtains.
In decorating the floors use multicolored rugs and carpets. For the manufacture of decorative pillows, bedspreads and decorating items to the walls use the technique of patchwork. Quilts are experiencing a rebirth. Patchwork style of the country due to become fashionable for the artistic treatment. The charm and beauty of a country - in the uniqueness and the uniqueness of each item.
Country-style furniture for the dining room - a bar, a dining table and stools, and for the bedroom - a bed and a wardrobe of roughly treated wood. This is the minimum, which is necessary and sufficient at the same time. Requirements for these compositions is notorious rural simplicity. It is no coincidence urban residents tend to these symbols of reliability and stability, which are now embodied in a country style.