Get Real, Get Rural

Get Real Get Rural | Style Stories

Darren Palmer has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.

When flicking through the pages of any interior magazine, there is always a beautiful contemporary home with perfect rural accents that looks almost too impossible to mimic. However, with the right timber furniture pieces that have a modern twist and decorative approach, you too can create a space that has that ‘rural’ feel of traditional substance and quality.

The goal is to create a comforting space that feels like home. This theme isn’t about going back in time to capture the essence of rural living, in fact quite the opposite. Modern shapes, metallics, finishes and forms can bring a space to life, while keeping a distinctly simplistic feel.

If a furniture update is what your home needs, look for timber designs in deep stains, burnished to enhance the gloss of the wood, or adorned with feature metallics. Detailing is kept to a minimum in a reference to the utility of rural interiors, but with a nod to the hand craftsmanship that makes this design style so warming and inviting.

This cabinet from Globe West is a great example of a practical, timeless piece of furniture you can use to add a touch of ‘ruralness’. For a touch of rural simplicity to your bedroom, look no further than this dresser from Archip Products and get the look in your home with Carpet Court’s  Latitude 25 real Spotted Gum engineered timber flooring .

Get Real Get Rural | Style Stories

Get the Carpet Court Look

  1. Latitude 25 Timber in Spotted Gum
  2. Ravi Butterfly Buffet from Globewest
  3. Poltrona Frau REN Dressing Table from Archiproducts