What an amazing Rustic Chic duo is composed by interior designer, journalist and book author Annie Kelly, and her husband, uber-chic photographer Tim Street-Porter.
The images of the interiors shown here were taken by Tim and appeared in Country Living magazine (www.countryliving.com). The photos show the couple’s beautiful 1740s farmhouse in Connecticut and combine luxe with approachable rustic chic style.
Annie and Tim have worked on several books together with the most recent being the “Rooms to Inspire” series of which the latest is entitled “Rooms to Inspire in the City: Stylish Interiors for Urban Living” (Rizzoli), released last month. I’m a big fan of the series and my favorite (naturally) is “Rooms to Inspire in the Country: The Infinite Possibilities of American House Design,” released in 2009. The first “Inspired” volume, “Rooms to Inspire: Decorating with America’s Best Decorators”, first hit design shelves in 2007.
Annie’s “inspiring” writing, along with Tim’s beautiful photography, perfectly capture the essence of modern living whether in the city or country. As their impressive work shows, it’s all about style.
Here’s hoping Annie and Tim continue to produce such beautiful and informative tomes for us who appreciate all things chic – rustic and otherwise!
Portrait and interiors photos by Tim Street-Porter