But where does the term "rough luxe" come from ? How has created it ?
I googled - and found the "Rough Luxe Experience Network", a kind of platform for businesses that "share an understanding of a different definition of luxury".
And there I found this room combining colours and beautiful fabrics with existing distressed original walls :
The photos above and below are all showing interiors of the Rough Luxe Hotel in London, "transformed" by Rabih Hage.
Read some interior related criteria here:
ROUGH LUXE NETWORK CRITERIA :
* Unique location of the business in an exclusive site or address (maybe our palazzo's guest appartment should participate !?!)
* Special or unique architectural and/or historical building where the (Rough-Luxe) business is established or operating from.
* The interior and architectural design are based on the mix of old and new elements; showing original parts of the building, preserving the memory of the site and built environment as well as adding new, useful and original elements to the property.
* The design is based on a mix that looks random but in fact is done with a conscious transmission of social and philosophical messages that put intellectual enrichment prior to the physical well being.
* Physical comfort is important. However, it comes second to intellectual exchange of ideas and personal enrichment through the time spent in a Rough-Luxe business.
* Rough-Luxe will only have original art and design pieces (no copies or prints of existing art or design).
* In a Rough-Luxe business: Luxury is original materials with a unique appearance and historical elements not solely rare materials and expensive finishes.
The red section above is exactly what I think is necessary for our renovation of our 200 + years old palazzo !
However the grey sectio above means for the Rough Luxe hotel guest that : "they might share a bathroom or have a small room or a small shower cubicle, but the luxury is in the choice of the wine, the bed linen, the art on the walls and the people looking after you." (o-tone hotel website).
Sharing bathrooms is not really what I like to do when travelling... but I am fine with the rest.