English Style Interior Design – Rigor and Comfort
The English style interior design means first of all tradition and sobriety, but comfort and pragmatism at the same time. Britons are mad about mingling and this penchant translates into the interior design in creating a conversational environment for the host and the guest and, at the same time, a micro- climate of privacy around them. Even though many foreigners expect English homes to be too formal, but, once inside, they are surprised to discover a relaxing interior which answers the owners’ practical needs. Traditional rigor can be found in the old element of the home, perfectly blending the modern touches.
The first picture shows an authentic English country house, one which gives ways its age judging by the numerous traditional elements inside it. An apparent cluttered room, but it is those things that give a room a permanent look, and a depth of feeling. A series of patterns and strong carpets, soften the eighteenth century paneling, which is painted in a shade between duck egg blue and watery green. Pictures are perfectly hung. Large imposing portraits on the walls and small charming watercolors in tight groups around the fireplace.
The kitchen is classy, with hues of grey and white making up the defining chromatic lines, while the wood in the floor and ceiling visually balance the other duo. The lamp pragmatically hovers over the kitchen island and saves the ceiling of useless and unsightly lighting.
Bathrooms follow the same line – classic and simple – with the same attention paid to the chromatic unity. The rooms are perfectly balanced, with each element carefully placed to keep the visual harmony.
Again, the sofa and the ottoman placed around the fireplace to create a place fit for socializing activities. The room, with its overall formal and sober aspect, is enlivened by the strong colors in accessories, pillows and rugs. In the next picture, the purple check chair stands alone against the black painted woodwork and ivory colored busts.
The dining rooms exhales a vintage air and is centered upon the same chromatic balance Britons are very careful about. The white fireplace and door break up the soft color monotony.
White wood walls, matching the same color and material furniture, flowery curtains, colorful pillows and flowers on the coffee table – a room which inspires with English tranquility, but which invites to a friendly chat over a cup of tea. The wood in the walls and furniture give the room an archaic aspect.
Sources: Houseandgarden.co.uk, Houzz.com, Pinterest.com