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Offline lalapaluza

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rustic look
« on: October 30, 2017, 04:18:50 PM »
why is that look everywhere? I think part of it is practical concerns and I appreciate it. the look makes use of less expensive material/workmanship to allow people to have tasteful décor for not a lot of money.

but now even people with money think that look is the bomb and it's no longer cheap. like everything is gray, distressed, but large scale, etc...

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Re: rustic look
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 04:35:20 PM »
While the super rich has gotten richer around the world, there is a real democratization of tastes.  Agrarian culture is considered cool and pristine again.  Same with stuff that connote authenticity and history which explain why "handmade" trends on etsy and other craft sites are so popular.  A factory in China, as of 2017, is capable of producing much better quality products than anything made by a hipster from Portland or Seattle who just learned how to use a sewing machine a few months back. 

Fundamentally, the West is shaped by ideas, and the market is heavily influenced by these ideas. 120 years ago, San Francisco miners wore ripped jeans with shame because it signified a lack of success.  Now, designer ripped jeans can cost a fortune just because it is dyed the natural way, basically a modern recreation of 19th century pair of ripped denim pants.  As with all trends, the rustic look is nearing its peak.  I do appreciate you use the word "rustic" as opposed to "Bohemian" which references a lifestyle.  The Bohemian interiors, which had its roots in Prague, is a combination of art deco glamour and art noveau naturalism.  Bohemian interiors is actually very refined urban interiors without a trace of the rustic. 




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Re: rustic look
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:59:17 PM »
For me I don't know if I like rustic in particular as much as it sounds good or a good idea about the comfortable aesthetic and lifestyle.  I'd much rather like the idea of "roots" which may associate with rustic.  I think I might be siding with "archaic" aesthetic which I totally like and it doesn't really matter what country.  But for myself I'd probably want to start with the Chinois side of things before exploring others.

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Re: rustic look
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 08:05:23 PM »
Something like this:



Not trying to go for the exact look but more of the color scheme and a sense of nostalgia or revived curiosity for the ancient.

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Re: rustic look
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 11:28:33 AM »
that's a very achievable look.

you can do this if you have an old couch.


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Re: rustic look
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 11:32:19 AM »
I saw a room a long time ago with muted pink wall and dark wood furniture and a mandarin picture on the wall. Can't find it now.

forever in love with that image but can't imagine painting my wall muted pink. That color scheme is similar to this pic but Asian style.

http://www.currb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Will-Smith-Living-Room-Decor.jpg

 

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Re: rustic look
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 12:20:58 PM »
that's a very achievable look.

you can do this if you have an old couch.





Those furniture above looks retro rather than rustic. They’re different things.

Old money likes rustic because they have valuable family heirlooms passed down from many generations. Furniture frames made from redwood with exquisite carvings from Victorian era, portraits of noblemen from late Renaissance or enlightenment era, tapestries from aristocratic ancestors, etc. These things show their age, centuries old, and this is what old money rustic is.

Look at my avatar, an image of a statue from Le Dynasty era. Either a scholar official or a member of royalty. That is rustic.

You can have imitation rustic, but real rustic is inherited.


 
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Re: rustic look
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 12:43:10 PM »
When I visited New York I checked out art galleries that are held in former residences of the Rockefellers, Carnegie’s, and JP Morgan. The main patrons of the arts are the super wealthy.

Many of the rustic furnitures and ornaments that adorned their homes were either inspired by East Asian culture or from Asia itself, especially from China and Japan.

A lot of people these days think having expensive high tea is classy English thing to do, but people often forget that the British nobility adopted tea drinking from China, as it was fashionable amongst the Victorian aristocracy to dabble in East Asian things.
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Re: rustic look
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 01:33:47 PM »
If you are ever in Paris check out la maison Loo aka the Paris Pagoda.  It was once residence and office of C.T. Loo the notorious Chinese antique dealer who would later open office in NYC and supplied most of the fine Chinese antiques which are now found in museums all over Europe and America.  It showcases a man of great taste but many Chinese nationalists hate him for selling priceless imperial treasures. 

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Re: rustic look
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 03:24:29 PM »
I was referring to his chinois style he was trying to achieve.

rustic to me means shabby chic or things that are commonplace and well worn.

when you have a old treasured piece, it's an antique, not rustic.

like in this pic

https://nttreasurehunt.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/nt-ost-f-236.jpg?w=450

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Re: rustic look
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 10:40:53 PM »
Well the thing is the wallet I have is not going to afford real imperial rustic.  I'm not trying to make a museum or a gallery rather the "setting" of a place that might contain one or two of those things as centerpieces.  Replicating that entire facade might be tricky or loony or both but I like it.  Faux is the keyword here.  I seek to replicate those trellis entry panels, and especially that austere vibe created in the back with the funerary/ancestral altar.

 
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