2.02.2010

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)

22 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!

Callie Grayson said...

beautifully done!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love rustic interiors particularly when they have a modern flair.

Flick, said...

All my favourite things... rustic timber, lanterns, barns and parties! Delicious images.
:)

Camille @ Style Notes 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

Destination Inspiration said...

the lanterns are fabulous

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!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

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.

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kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

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

kelly

The Butcher Block said...

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!

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