Ten rustic interiors that integrate organic textures and resources

From a sand-filled Portuguese seashore property to a renovated farmer’s cottage near Beijing, our most up-to-date lookbook highlights rustic interiors from Dezeen’s archive that carry the countryside into the dwelling.


Rustic interiors frequently attribute household furniture produced from organic components, this kind of as wooden and stone, and finishes that have been remaining purely natural and unadorned.

Exposing the rugged bones of a vernacular constructing and incorporating resources this kind of as hemp, terracotta and bamboo can aid produce interiors that fork out homage to their bucolic environment – or carry a pastoral atmosphere into a metropolis apartment.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks collection supplying visual inspiration for the dwelling. Previous lookbooks glow a mild on statement tiling, broken-system layouts and resort bedrooms.


Studio Cottage, China, by Sunlight Min and Christian Taeubert

Vogue designer Sunshine Min and architect Christian Taeubert teamed up to revive a neglected cottage in the countryside outside Beijing (prime and above) in the hopes of counteracting China’s rural depopulation.

The challenge noticed the building’s authentic beams and mottled plaster partitions retained, when a timber platform was inserted and adorned with artisanal textiles to generate a lifted lounge area.

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Kyiv apartment, Ukraine, by Olga Fradina

Kyiv apartment, Ukraine, by Olga Fradina

Inside designer Olga Fradina paired rustic elements this sort of as rattan, bamboo and sisal with a dark backdrop to generate a calming surroundings in this flat, located at the major of a 5-storey Soviet apartment creating, which was created to host meditation and tea ceremonies.

Help save for classic Straightforward chairs by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret, all the furnishings were being personalized manufactured by Fradina herself making use of simple, geometric types that remember mid-century patterns.

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Casa Areiam, Portugal, by Aires Mateus Architects from rustic interiors lookbook

Casa Areiam, Portugal, by Aires Mateus Architects

Powdery white sand, warmed by underfloor heating, spills into the living spaces of this lodge in Comporta, building a seamless connection to the beach front beyond.

Showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, the resort kinds component of a sophisticated of four properties with regular timber frames and thatched partitions and ceilings, which are still left exposed to incorporate community textures into the interior.

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Gallery House Stoke Newington by Neil Dusheiko Architects

Gallery Residence, British isles, by Neil Dusheiko

Rough terracotta tiles and oak shelving stuffed with art and ceramics assist to produce a experience of heat inside of this kitchen area extension, which London architect Neil Dusheiko established for his father-in-regulation.

The classic Victorian property in Stoke Newington was renovated to take it from “dark and moist” to shiny and airy, with gabled skylights serving to to funnel mild into the inside.

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Rural House in Portugal by HBG Architects from rustic interiors roundup

Rural Home, Portugal, by HBG Architects

When HBG Architects converted this community oven in the Portuguese village of Aldeia de João Pires into a holiday break residence, the studio made the decision to go away the building’s bush-hammered granite facade uncovered on the interior.

Listed here, the rugged edges of the stone distinction with the clear strains of the wooden-panelled kitchen and the tailor made staircase with its concrete measures, which prolong to type a dining table on a person aspect and a fireside for the woodburning stove on the other.

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West Village apartment, USA, Olivier Garcé

West Village apartment, United states of america, Olivier Garcé

Collectible home furniture with handcrafted details can help to complement the rustic features of this pre-war brownstone in the West Village, which interior designer Olivier Garcé turned into an art and style showroom in the course of lockdown.

In the residing area, a classic Axel Einar Hjorth rocking chair flanks the fire along with a carved-stone chair and a 3-legged espresso desk with a pink-glazed lava stone best, the two developed particularly for the job by designer Ian Felton.

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Returning Hut, China, by Xu Fu-Min from rustic interiors roundup

Returning Hut, China, by Xu Fu-Min

Created as a rural “paradise” for a client tired of city everyday living, the Returning Hut in China’s Fujian province fosters connection to the bordering ecosystem via its substantial, double-peak home windows.

Elements of nature have been allowed to seep into its interior. A big rock pierces as a result of the flooring of the en-suite to frame a sunken bath, whilst a cross-sectioned treetrunk serves as the eating desk, paired with Hans Wegner’s basic PP68 chairs.

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Amagansett house, USA, by Athena Calderone

Amagansett house, Usa, by Athena Calderone

Lengths of manila hemp rope are strung up in between the wood beams of designer Athena Calderone’s Lengthy Island property, softening the building’s clean, modernist architecture while holding up a sculptural pendant light by Rogan Gregory in the eating area.

Below, a homely farmhouse table is surrounded by 1960s Italian Sapporo chairs and a personalized walnut wood console by Green River Undertaking is paired with two fluffy white stools courtesy of artist Ethan Cook dinner.

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Country House in Empordà, Spain, by Arquitectura-G  from rustic interiors roundup

Region Home in Empordà, Spain, by Arquitectura-G 

Spanish studio Arquitectura-G uncovered the first brick walls of this farmhouse, composed of a long time-worthy of of diversifications and extensions spread around a few distinctive amounts, in order to make it feel like a single cohesive total.

Built-in furnishings this sort of as seating bays and hearth pits additional assist to tie the different rooms together, while shiny brown tiles emphasise the texture of the initial terracotta floors.

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Holly Water, UK, by Out of the Valley

Holly Drinking water, British isles, by Out of the Valley

Sliding glass doorways makes it possible for the indoor place of this cabin in Devon to be opened up onto a veranda with a copper tub, featuring views of the encompassing cornfields.

The patio is panelled in larch wooden and the kitchen cabinetry in oak, encouraging to develop a seamless changeover concerning the two spaces, while a layer of clay render offers the inside walls a tactile, natural end.

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This is the latest in our sequence of lookbooks delivering curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s graphic archive. For additional inspiration see former lookbooks showcasing assertion tiling, damaged-system layouts and resort bedrooms..