8 Incredible Spaces Around The World That Embrace Natural Materials
Embracing imperfection at home is a huge trend for 2018. In the Rough: Raw Interiors And Rugged Makers takes this idea even further and explores spaces around the globe that celebrate natural materials. Think: untreated wood, raw concrete and exposed brick. When juxtaposed with modern furniture, the result is rooms that are rich in character but still contemporary. Click through to get inspired by these incredible international homes.
In this 16th century Renaissance house in Arezzo, Italy, interior architect Roberto Baciocchi lets the colors and textures shine. Stuccowork and weathered wooden doors reveal centuries of history in the dining space, while mid-century modern furniture gives it a current look.
This once rundown house is now a high-quality living space thanks to Shift, an architectural firm in Rotterdam. In the double-height living room, colorful modern furniture creates tension against the weathered brick wall.
Patterned concrete tile is an energetic counterpart to the concrete-clad walls in this São Paulo, Brazil, villa. The unique fireplace in the center of the space was built to look like an extension of the architecture.
This designer home in Copenhagen is a patinated palace — imperfect, yet full of atmosphere. In the dining room, high ornamental ceilings reveal the majestic character of the early 20th-century building.
Known for using only untreated, raw and natural materials in their work, designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin’s own home in Amsterdam is no exception. Rough wood, mid-century modern furniture and plants make up this bright and modern studio apartment, which was originally built by a stone-mason.
This cabin in Sandefjord, Norway, made of natural materials is a front seat to the city’s wild nature. The terrace and roof are made from white concrete while the patio is designed with an atrium, including a roof made from corten steel as a central element.
Architect and furniture designer Rolf Bruggink and girlfriend Yffi van den Berg used recycled material from an abandoned office they purchased and demolished to transform the adjacent coach house into a home in the Dutch city of Utrecht.
The minimalism and natural philosophy of the east mixed with the jazzy colors and concrete of South American modernism makes up this artist’s house. Elegant Thonet bentwood chairs complement the solid built-in dining table while a bright yellow wall adds a jolt of color to the dull dining room.