Blame it on the last decade’s rocky economy or the “waste-not-want-not” mentality of the environmentalist movement, but we’ve witnessed a surge in people’s desire for pared-down, beautiful designs that are unfussy and functional. These “rustic utilitarian” interiors feature items handpicked with longevity in mind—both in terms of construction and style. With the outside world seeming as uncertain as ever, these styles echo similarly trying times in the world’s history. These are times where heartiness, self-sufficiency, and the handmade have trumped frivolous, temporary fashion and trends. Look for natural, un-doctored materials and an emphasis on quality construction and handicraft in 2015, these styles are made for the long haul.
Submitted by: Crystal