Creating an elegant home doesn’t have to be stuffy or glossy, especially when you place luxurious materials alongside everyday objects and raw textures. Raw elegance is about finding the balance between taking your breath away and giving yourself somewhere cozy to unwind.
Some winning combinations are concrete and velvet, marble and linen, homemade ceramics and sterling silver. It can be a bit unnerving to mix and match styles that seem inherently opposing, but the rewards are huge because you will always feel pampered in luxury but comfortable and relaxed as well.
Here are a few of my favorite examples of Raw Elegance:
Remember to Take It All In (Paris print available soon in the House of Valentina Shop!)
Cool off with these Vanilla Cream Popsicles with Brownie-Toffee Crunch (Gluten Free!)
Seek out the handmade
Embrace the abstract
Make Elderflower Cheesecake… Yum.
Bathe in Marble + Wood
Set Your Glass on Slate
Relax and Go in These Jeans, a gray bootie, and a Black Leather Jacket
Bike Elegantly… With Chanel, Flowers, + Kate Moss, of course.
Pair Marble with Glass (Love these pendants)
Find the perfect Vessel
Hang Your Clothes on a Simple Garment Rack (Add a great blanket and wire basket)
Add to your Bucket List : National Brazilian Stadium
Sleep with Wood + Linen
Remind yourself that these are RAW: Blueberry Hazelnut Bars
Balance Modern with Linen and Light
Pair Glossy with Raw
Toi et Moi
An Artfully Arranged Fireplace.
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