Mastering modern rustic

One of our struggles as of late has been determining the perfect balance between modern and rustic. How does one bridge the gap between organic architecture and modern design elements to create a cohesive space? Adding contemporary touches to a rustic foundation (or the other way around) seems tough, but here are a few ways to achieve the modern rustic look effortlessly.

1. Edit your elements
Simplify your space by having one main rustic element be your focal point. Enhance it with secondary details that are more crisp and tailored to create the perfect balance. Contrasting organic silhouettes with clean-lined, contemporary details can elevate the space for a more refined take on the rustic look.
Calla McNamara Interiors
2. Tell a story
From the moment you enter the front door, your house should be telling a story all the way through. No one room should steer too modern or too rustic if you want your space to feel unified.
Brooke Wagner Design
3. Infuse industrial elements
Industrial touches (think Restoration Hardware) can be both modern and rustic, making it perfect for a space that's trying to integrate the two looks. Antiqued mirrors, tall casement windows, and iron details (like the chandelier below) are complementary to both styles, making them seem less contrasting.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
4. Let it shine
For a fresh take on the rustic look, paint a wall or ceiling with a high gloss white paint. As light bounces off of it, everything will appear more light and airy creating a lively interior. Polished chrome is another way to infuse modern edge.
Victoria Hagan
5. Clean Lines
Contrasting organic silhouettes and textures with contemporary furniture that has clean lines can help elevate a space beyond traditional farmhouse style. Below, the Parsons table combined with the sleek wooden frame and natural wood lamp creates a style that's at once laid-back and polished.

Inspired by fall fashion

NYFW has come and gone, and we now have a definitive guide to everything we can expect in the way of fall fashion this season. Velvet, dusty pink, and modern Victorian style were just a few of the trends that dominated the runways.

Inspired by this, we decided to see how these trends could translate to interior design. Below are a few of our favorite rooms and products that follow in those footsteps!

1. Velvet
Velvet was all over the runways this season, and below, it dominates as a defining feature of a corner seating area by Ella Scott Design.

2. Dusty Pink
This color has been going strong ever since Pantone released its colors of the year (Rose Quartz being one of them) at the beginning of 2016. It continued to make its way down the runways this fall and has maintained popularity as a top color to incorporate in home decor as well.
Ivy Lane Living

3. Modern Victorian
Runways this year were dominated by a distinctly Victorian sensibility - romantic details with an edgy twist created dramatic outfit inspiration. While the key elements for clothing tend towards high necklines, lace, and vintage-like florals, the key to creating a beautiful Modern Victorian interior is with mixing vintage, ornate pieces with modern accents.
Source: Andrew Flesher

Get the look: A moody living room with natural accents

This New York apartment belongs to the Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa. When working within a monochromatic space, it's important to add texture to create depth and interest. Adding natural elements to a room dominated by a single color palette also helps to add life (literally!) to the space.

Here's how you can get the above look yourself. 

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