What a pleasure can bring freshnessearly summer morning, which flashes through the bright sunlight through linen starched curtains. And the music sounds in the crowns of trees the sound of the wind! Tired of the automotive buzz and bustle of cities, we begin to understand how valuable the pastoral lyricism of the rural way of life. We are looking for protection against the modern pressure of aggressive lines and forms. And then the good old country style comes to our aid. Although, he is not that old. As an interior, independent style, it was formed later than historical styles, and universal recognition was received only thirty or forty years ago. It took time for people to feel the unimaginable charm and individual charm of the rural interior. The reliability and weight of interior items, the naturalness of materials and the certainty of forms, even in a modern apartment, make themselves convincing, creating the impression of the original. Consciousness, tired of information loads, is looking for rest in visual simplicity. Today, country-style is reproduced in a variety of options - from an emphatically restrained functional rural home to tonal and plastic delights of the Provencal or Scandinavian interior. Because the country style has long outgrown the style of the Wild West.
From the world by thread
To begin with we will find out what is included in the concept"Country". At first this term referred only to the country house and one of the musical styles of North America. Do not confuse country and folk. Their difference lies in the fact that "folk" means national, folk, and "country" - rural, suburban lifestyle and imaginative structure. In general, the tradition prescribes to operate with the concept of "country" in relation to the interior, which we will talk about. The word "country" - country - in translation from English has two meanings - the country and the village. Recently, being applicable to the style, this definition has broadened the horizons and is applied not only to the English or American village house, but also to German, Russian and Latin American motifs in urban interiors. Turning to the prototype, the primary source of the international style today, one can find some features inherent in each of the nationalities. For example, the American variation presupposes country-style furniture of primitively primitive forms of faded blue, as if burnt, or ocher, reddish-acquired sunset color on the prairie. In such an interior, the painted cupboards, cabinets, beds, patch quilts look very impressive. Furniture is painted with trees, flowers, sometimes including an antennae. The modern American country style was influenced by vigorous pioneers, the poetry of the Wild West, a certain adventurism of the undeveloped regions and the lyricism of the western solitary ranches. In the English tradition, the country demonstrates in everything the priority of comfort - from the layout of the house, furniture to accessories. In the English country style, floral ornament and juicy colors in handmade textiles or upholstery are actively used. French country style in the interior is known as the style of the province, whose name originated from the style of furniture made by hand in Languedoc, Provence, Normandy and Brittany. Solid large objects are designed to reproduce simplistic things in the historical styles of classics and baroque. Hand-made French furniture is painted and painted in bright sunny colors. To the peculiarities of this type of country can be attributed, as if hidden inside a wooden carved box, Breton beds. The color in French country gives extra expressiveness to traditional volumes and forms. The walls are painted white or shades of ocher. In the bedrooms, the walls are covered with fabric, and the floors, like in the times of the Gauls and Romans, are made in French rural houses from terracotta tiles. In Russia, the appearance of a country can be conditionally attributed to the era of modernity, when the cult of a peasant folk subject begins to form. Things in this period had an emphatically rustic design. Fashion in the country was determined by social reasons - peasants who moved to cities, brought their own idea of convenience and beauty and their aesthetics in urban life. Russian national specificity of the country was manifested in fashion for icons - they were considered a stylish element of the interior. In the city apartments tried to enter a spindle, a donkey, spinning wheels, bought in the villages. Today, the country style has become part of postmodern culture and harbors an intellectual intention.
Country style determines the layout features withconsideration of expediency and comfort. Zoning and the ratio of rooms, their dimensions, as well as the height of ceilings are dictated by considerations of functionality. The principles of country, with all the diversity of solutions, are approximately the same. The interior of the country house in country style is distinguished by a fireplace with a chimney or fireplace and a single space kitchen-dining room and living room, around which other rooms are already being formed. On the second floor, which forms a gallery, there are bedrooms. Country style, basically, defines the atmosphere of a decorative, conditional village idyll with a certain national specifics. Considering country-style, it first goes about the generalized image of the village house, and only then is determined by its "nationality" - Russian hut, Swiss chalet, English cottage or American ranch. Of today's planning compositions, free is preferable. It allows you to add additional to the central volume. But the country style adapted to urban conditions offers many different, functionally different rooms. In a city apartment one should do without complicated re-planning, providing stylization with decoration. Moreover, the country provides all the opportunities for this.
Design and materials
The popularity of country is based on popularityecological design. Stopping his choice on natural materials - deliberately roughly processed wood and stone, the country allows and their imitation, but the main principle is environmental cleanliness. For country-style rooms, cobbled floors, wooden massive floorboards, fragments of masonry and plastered walls are characteristic. Imitation of wooden structures in modern interiors becomes an element of decor. The combinations of materials can be very diverse. The main thing is to know the measure. Walls can be decorated with paper wallpaper with a naive pattern, ceramic tiles with variegated textiles, facing stone or decorative plaster. Here we must take into account that the country itself is a "warm" style, so the use of a stone must be reasonably dosed. Suitable metal parts are aged brass or bronze. Items of hand forging fit well in the interior. In the design of windows, walls and floors, you can use arrangements from companion fabrics. You need to be able to feel the ratio of textile elements. For example, a combination of wool and chintz or linen and chintz is attractive even from the side of tactile sensations. When decorating a window, you do not need to use complex draperies. They are compensated in this style by the texture and pattern of the fabric. The ecological design of the country assumes usual curtains. In the decoration of floors use variegated rugs and carpets. For the manufacture of decorative pillows, bedspreads and decorating elements for walls, a patchwork technique is used. Quilts are experiencing a rebirth. Patchwork technique thanks to the country style has become fashionable for artistic processing. Charm and charm of the country - in the uniqueness and uniqueness of each thing. Furniture in the style of a country for dining - it's a buffet, a dining table and stools, and for a bedroom - a wardrobe and a bed of roughly processed wood. This is the minimum that is necessary, and sufficient at the same time. The demand for these compositions is the notorious rural simplicity. And it's no accident that city dwellers seek these symbols of reliability and sustainability, which today are embodied in the country style.