Monday, May 11, 2009

I think I have a new favorite style! Modern rustic!

Decorating a home isn't a race - it's a journey worth enjoying. Tactile, handmade ceramics are best collected over time and look effortlessly chic when displayed as a group.


Mix provincial pieces and modern luxuries for a smart take on the rustic look.

A natural, earthy palette with touches of black, white and ochre is a good base to work with.



Walls that have a plaster- or lime wash-style finish work well as they provide a chalky surface that adds texture to a room.

When it comes to accessorizing, think about shades of tortoiseshell, pearl, ebony, seashell, crystal and bone.

The key to making this look cohesive is keeping clutter to a minimum, so it makes sense not to rush into purchases.

A capiz-shell hanging, driftwood and linen give natural warmth to this pared-back room.
*Personal note* I absolutely LOVE this bedroom. That bed looks perfect!

Stripped- back timber floors, doors with porcelain knobs and aged wardrobes and shelves are raw and rich.



Keep your colour palette to earthy tones such as sand, slate and ochre, and mix in the rich textures of stone and wood.



Images and tips from Notebook

16 comments:

wide open spaces said...

Woman, you are speaking my language! Modern rustic all the way!

Jenny said...

Love it!!

Roeshel said...

I think I'm with you on that - those are some gorgeous inspiration pictures. :)

Brandi said...

I absolutely love your taste. These rooms are perfect. I love the rustic, lived-in look. I could walk right into this house and call it home.

playingelegant said...

i absolutely love these images. these rooms are incredible, though i have to admit my favorite thing is that gorgeous blouse!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

It fits you so well....scoooch over...

Laura said...

Very nice entry!

Lauren Jade said...

make's me want to hide away with a good book.

from the right bank said...

This is a great style and look - I love your selection of photos. Very inspirational.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

This is so wonderful! I absolutely adore these photos and this style. YUMMY!

my favorite and my best said...

this is how i TRRRRYYYY to do my own house. it looks easier than it is to achieve. lots of texture.

JanMary said...

This is exactly the look I am aiming for with my new kitchen - I just did not have a name for it before now!

Love the look!

Krys said...

I have finally found my style! I knew it was out there somewhere. Thank you for all the inspirational pictures.

Smitten Kitten said...

Modern Rustic is perfect! I like the idea of collecting pieces over time and having a space that continues to evolve.

Susan Graham said...

It’s a pretty interesting tool. I will definitely be using it once I get the chance. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It’s a pretty interesting tool. I will definitely be using it once I get the chance. Thanks for sharing!

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