Noticed lately: architects and designers embracing the past with the “excavated look”: unearthed, distressed plaster walls, remnants of long-covered-up wallpaper, and more. The look suggests a sympathy for historic buildings, and happy accidents such as pink plaster, dried glue patterns, and painted frescos are the kind of details that can’t be made up. Here are 15 ways it’s done.
N.B.: We identified the look as one of the new design trends in our post Trend Alert: 10 New Design Developments on Our Radar for Fall 2017.
Frequently asked questions
What is the article about?
The article is about the trend of using exposed plaster and other elements of demolition in interior design.
What is excavated style?
Excavated style refers to the trend of exposing architectural elements that were previously hidden, such as brick, concrete, and plaster walls.
What are some examples of excavated style?
Examples of excavated style include exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and plaster ceilings.
What are some recommended ways to incorporate excavated style into a home?
Some recommended ways to incorporate excavated style into a home include leaving brick or concrete walls exposed, using distressed or industrial-style furniture, and embracing imperfections in materials like plaster.
What are some benefits of using excavated style in interior design?
Benefits of using excavated style in interior design can include creating a sense of history and authenticity in a space, as well as adding texture and visual interest to a room.
Are there any drawbacks to using excavated style in interior design?
Drawbacks of using excavated style in interior design can include difficulty with insulation and temperature control in homes with exposed brick or concrete walls, as well as potential for dust and debris accumulation from exposed materials.
Are there any specific styles or types of homes that work better with excavated style than others?
Excavated style can work well with a variety of home styles, but is often associated with industrial or loft-style living spaces.
Where can I find more inspiration for using excavated style in my home?
Remodelista.com is a great resource for finding inspiration and ideas for incorporating excavated style into your home's interior design.