An American country oak sideboard holds a collection of antique brass candlesticks, bowls and hand bells. A pair of Victorian tole lanterns, blue and white striped wallpaper and a Colonial painting add sophisticated country style to the space.
A bright white mantel displays a variety of green accessories, adding color to the space. An interesting ceramic vase houses white flowers while green glass candlesticks hold green taper candles. A vintage fabric screen decorates the adjacent wall.
“I always love bringing seasonal nature into any table, which influenced my choice in greenery, pears and antlers,” says blogger Cassie Bustamante. Log candlestick holders were made from a found fallen limb. Thrifted amber-hued glassware adds a warm glow.
As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno, Trists' design has expertly combined the natural aspect of the cabin with the modern aspects that the couple desires. In the living room, the rustic design is brought to life with the wood wall, exposed wood beams, the original wood burning stove for extra warmth and decor such as the antlers on the wall and the wood candlestick holder. She brings the modern into the design with the window treatments and the rug. The natural blue color on the wall and the curtains adds a pop of color to the space.
Even when reusing existing items, such as this cocktail table and antique rug, you can decorate the table in a way that modernizes the look. As this table shows, look for a pair of heavy leaded glass candleholders, which designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living say you can find affordably priced at local vintage stores or on websites such as Etsy.com. Then add in a piece of cut glass (this one is high-end turquoise, but you can find others on a lower end) to contrast with the glass candlestick holders. The books were already in their homeowner's collection.
Walk along this curtain-filled entryway with hardwood flooring and exposed ceiling pipe. Furniture in varying heights is spaced out along the hallway, ending with a tall stand holding a porcelain vase. The circular brass table displays a uniquely shaped candlestick and decorations.
As seen in HGTV Dream Home 2012, this contemporary master bathroom with mosaic tile walls also features a convenient floating shelf, which holds silver candlesticks and candles to create a relaxing bathing experience. A walk-in closet off the bathroom makes it possible to immediately transition from bath to dressing room.
In this Mediterranean-style living room, the ottoman is decorated with nailhead trim in a floral design. The composition stone fireplace holds a collection of antiques: a pair of architectural masks found in Paris, amber Czechoslovakian candlesticks and a sixteenth-century Italian oil of a mother and children.