As a faux finish painter and decorative artist, I have the privilege of collaborating with talented interior designers in a multitude of design styles. Helping to create a space that reflects the personality and passions of the client is one of the most rewarding elements of the job. Every project is a one-of-a-kind that is as unique as each individual.
Of Ralph Lauren’s many styles, one of the most iconic is inspired by traditional English equestrian elements like leather, tweed, and tartan, with traditional mainstays like Persian rugs and brass chandeliers. This refined country interior design style is eclectic yet classic, elegantly casual and lived-in.
Riding elements and tartan plaids lend an English air to these spaces. Rich, warm woods, brown leather, and overstuffed chairs invite you to sit down and relax.
When it comes to color, elegant country style is all about less-is-more. Think black, white, tan, and brown with navy, burgundy, and hunter green.
Leather-bound books, busts, figurines, hunting trophies, and English riding equipment all contribute to a feeling of classic, lived-in sophistication, while hunting, equestrian, and pastoral-themed art in gold frames complete the look.
For more contemporary homes, English country style can be updated with clean lines and light colors while still incorporating an equestrian theme.