refined + rustic

Here in the heart of the rocky mountains rustic style reigns supreme. It is also a style that I have a love hate relationship with. When it is done with refinement and restraint it is one of my favorites. However, this balance is a hard one to reach. I think Erin Martin is definitley one of the more flawless in its execution, especially in this California home.

And she has also helped me discover a new necessity--a party barn...

...and an amazing collection of rusted lanterns.

(home originally feautured in the may/june '06 issue of Western Interiors)

Comments

Laura Trevey said…
very cool! I love lanterns ~~
Courtney said…
The lanterns are just beautiful and - again - I'm digging on the exposed beams!

PS: That party barn is just too awesome.
liza said…
My feelings exactly about rusticity and the need for restraint and refinement. A party barn would be nice! I'm sorry Western Interiors is no more (I should check into Luxe?)
Donna said…
Love it all...so cozy!
I love rustic interiors particularly when they have a modern flair.
Anonymous said…
All my favourite things... rustic timber, lanterns, barns and parties! Delicious images.
:)
CAMILLE STYLES said…
What an incredibly clever juxtaposition...high style + hay bales!
Splendid Willow said…
Now that is one talented and creative designer. Who wouldn't want to be a guest at a party in that barn! xx Monika
autumn said…
blair,
i echo your feelings about rustic decor. i am a recent transplant from the south the the west, and i have to admit that i am not the biggest fan of the log-cabin look, which seems to be very popular here.
i adore the pictures you posted though---elegant and rustic and unique!
ooh, this makes me want to move out west after i graduate..
please sir said…
Ahh I could escape in there all day.
Padgett Hoke said…
totally agree with you on the love/hate relationship - too many houses here ruin it for me! but this is done so tastefully and the barn - oh that fabulous barn!
Nicole Marie said…
reminds me of being in the mountains..but indoors all warm and cozy with the snow falling outside!
You Are My Fave said…
I need a party barn! And a pretty sleeping escape.
Sheila said…
So beautifully rustic! I love the feel and would also love to have a party barn.

www.sparkleandstaday.blogspot.com
ohmygosh. love. love, love, love. basic materials put together wisely will always win my heart over any other option.

kelly
I like the rustic look.
sanjeet said…
- I'm digging on the exposed beams!
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purple area said…
These images are gorgeous, love the style!
Shajeda said…
I think everyone will like such job . Weldone . Remove White background

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