Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Five Ways to Add Rustic Modern Style


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The fact that the nights are cold and dark can make a crisp white contemporary room feel chilly and stark. Taking notes from cozy cabins, add a few rustic textures like walnut, cozy plaid textiles, leather and brass to warm it right up. While rustic cabin style may seem at odds with modern/contemporary rooms, these items combine cozy textures with clean lines and clever design. Here are five favorite rustic modern pieces.


Lights Up! Woody Pendant Lamp. This beautiful pendant adds the textures of a thin wood veneer’s grain and linen, clean modern lines and a warm glow overhead overhead.


Gus Modern Hex Ottoman. The large-scale colorful plaid will add a cozy cabin touch to your modern room. It’s easy to pull around by the handle when you need to move it for extra seating or a place to put your feet up.


Skargaarden Marstrand Candle Lantern. Beautiful caramel-colored leather trimmed out with tacks add rich rustic texture to this simple glass hurricane. Use them on a tablescape or hanging indoors or out.


Twig Terrarium Gentle Reminder Male. For those who take a close look through the glass at the clever terrariums by Twig, there’s always a fun surprise. In this case, it’s a man holding an I Heart You sign among the stones and moss. A wooden sphere tops it off perfectly.


Gus Modern Wireframe Coffee Table. The mix of deep rich walnut wood and black, powder-coated steel grid framework is a wonderful balance of rustic and modern.

How do you warm up your modern/contemporary room with a little rustic style? Please let us know in the Comments section.



Friday, April 20th, 2012

What We’re Clicking This Week


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What have you been checking out online this week? I have a new favorite Facebook page after seeing a picture a friend posted; it’s Organic Green Roots. Their Facebook page is chockfulla of the coolest pictures like this one:

And this one:

images via Organic Green Roots

I’m a sucker for an ostrich made out of a small pruned tree and graffiti!

Next, I am so taken by this tiny coastal home in Uruguay that Danielle posted over at The Style Files. You simply must check out the inside; it’s such a beautiful, comfortable and peaceful looking spot. Here’s a little teaser:

image from Espacio Living via The Style Files

Jenny from My Favorite and My Best always makes me spit out my coffee with laughter, yet she educates me along the way. Thanks to her, this week I found out these rugs are called beni ourain rugs thanks to her. How did I not know that? And how how funny is that goat she worked into her roundup?

image via My Favorite and My Best. I think it originally came from New York Magazine.

While I’m the world’s worst Do-It-Yourselfer, I am very tempted to try my hand at making a terrarium thanks to Nicole over at Making It Lovely. Back in the seventies, these things were as popular as macramé, and the last one I made was in elementary school in a 2-liter plastic bottle (what was up with the liters? I think they came out back when we still thought the states metric conversion was imminent). Nicole’s is much more fresh and beautiful than the one I made back then. Check out how cool hers is, with instructions and more pretty pictures here:

image via Making It Lovely

Where have you been getting your inspiration from this week? Let us know in the comments section!