When an interior designer starts to become synonymous with a certain look, you know they’re executing it to absolute perfection. British interior designer Sophie Paterson is a prime example. She’s fast establishing an international following and reputation for her rustic chic interior style – a look that’s become an inherent part of her signature classic contemporary style.
Since founding her studio in 2008, Sophie Paterson has experimented with a mix of rustic chic and contemporary design elements but began to really adopt this look in her projects after moving house.
“Moving to Surrey had a big influence on me in terms of embracing a more rustic chic slant on my interiors,” – Sophie Paterson.
Hampton interiors and a love for antiques also played a part in inspiring the designer to tap into a rustic-chic aesthetic. “I love interiors in the Hamptons [and] anything that has been designed by Lady Bamford—her Daylesford brand and buildings are the epitomai of rustic chic perfection,” says Sophie Paterson.
When it comes to achieving rustic-chic interiors, Sophie Paterson explains there are go-to color schemes, materials, and finishes that work beautifully for the look.
Beautiful for modern and traditional spaces, summer and winter, now and years to come, rustic chic is one of those forever looks that’s in no danger of going out of style and promises to only look better with age.
Another draw of rustic chic has to be its versatile ability to slot into different styles of properties. Sophie Paterson is a firm believer that the look can be translated into both classic and contemporary homes.