Design Your Style: Rustic Revival

Are you ready for a revival? Good. So are we.

Today we’re continuing in our design education (for those of you keeping count, this is the 7th installation) and we hope that you’ll find a few rooms that you love and some new ideas to help you spice up your décor. (If you need a recap, click here). Also, remember to take our online quiz to see which style suits you best. Chances are, it’s a combination of a few different styles. Good thing we’re here to help.
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a renovated barn in the provence from the style files

blank spaceYou can take kid out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the kid… or is your theme “you can take the kid out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the kid?” Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country.
apartment therapy Beautiful Bungalow From An Ohio Trio

blank spaceAt first glance, Rustic Revival looks like it shares similar style elements with both the French Eclectic and Nantucket styles. The good thing about styles overlapping a bit is that you have more freedom in your choices for furnishings and it’s perfectly fine to mix and match similar styles.blank space

black white and yellow More Mark Tuckey Love

blank spaceFor Rustic Revival, the clean lines of the modern softened by rustic and vintage elements are the perfect mix in your mind.blank space

carolina eclectic White Out A Light Filled House in France2

blank spaceAnd can we blame you? You’ve taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals to young and old alike.blank space

decorology Morten Holtum

blank spaceA subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay, Craigslist, or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love.blank space

News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere- March 12, 2009 from The Storque

design sponge fitzhugh & lyndsay of the brooklyn home co.

blank spaceThe material palette for urban country runs the gamut because of the two extremes being mixed. On the countryside you see a lot of wood, woven rope, canvas and linen, rustic metals and wrought iron, cowhide and vintage leather.blank space

Desire to inspire Erin Martin Design

blank spaceOn the more modern side, you see acrylic, satin and polished nickel and chrome, glass, faux fur, refined leather, fiberglass and sleek woods. It’s the mixing of these elements that makes the style work so well.blank space

purple area Vardagsrum i olika stil G_00176_art_marieclaire

Erin Martin Design from desire to inspire

blank spaceSeagrass and other natural woven materials are often used for floor coverings.blank space

Erin Martin Design from desire to inspire 2

blank spaceConcrete and natural wood floors are very popular, and work really well together.blank space

habitually chic My New Favorite Designer Darryl Carter

blank spaceWhen it comes to color, think light, casual and airy.blank space

Interior photography from Jac De Villiers of Cape Town from decorology

blank spaceWhite, pale gray or beige, khaki and sage; all of these colors make nice, subtle backdrops for Rustic Revival style.blank space

purple area Wild West o_01145_1_jjlocations


blank spaceThink of the colors of natural linen, concrete, and if you’d like to go dark, use the dark brownish-black of iron or the deep burnt orange of rust.blank space

living etc COUNTRY LIVING december 2007

blank spaceThe key is to keep the spaces feeling open (go modern!) and yet warm (yay for rustic!), and by going light on the walls and major pieces and more color on the accents and accessories you can achieve this mix really well.blank space

The Wheats, The Stalking Continues – Part II from COTE DE TEXAS

My New Favorite Designer- Darryl Carter from Habitually Chic



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