Previously, the kitchen in this small New York farmhouse was dated and dark. A major renovation brightened and opened it up, with white cabinetry popping against green marble countertops and backsplash. Modern elements like the island pendant connect the space to the home's contemporary color palette and Mid-Century furnishings while also blending seamlessly with the room's rustic charm.
What an impressive great room! Look at those long sofas — perfect for lounging by the fire or watching your favorite TV shows. The symmetry of the room is soothing, as are the neutral tones and natural materials used for the ceiling, walls and floor. The space is at once rustic and contemporary, and large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
This kitchen redesign gave the opportunity to incorporate some of the more traditional and farmhouse elements that the clients were looking for while still tying the look to the existing lines of the home. The stained shiplap and informal dining space provides a decidedly rustic feel but is balanced with contemporary open shelving with black metal frames and glass shelf inserts.
An oversized, contemporary dining room chandelier features the same straight, modern planes as the surrounding architecture of this hillside house. A natural wood ceiling and rustic wood wall treatment provide organic elements that connect the interiors to the rugged outdoor landscape. Avocado chairs with clean, modern lines provide a pop of color in the mostly neutral dining space.
Combining a handsome rustic craftsman dining table and bench with a button-tufted banquette creates an intriguing mix while maintaining a comfortable feel in the dining area. The space transitions openly into the kitchen where a farmhouse sink, sophisticated cabinets and coffered ceiling add a bit of updated country flair that blends well with the vintage and contemporary accents.
This living room, from HGTV's Property Brothers, is centered around a refaced fireplace and decorated with contemporary blue and gray furniture. Under the blue area rug, the floor is porcelain tile made to look like hardwood floors. A collage of family photos hangs on the back wall. A rustic sliding barn door separates the living room from the office.
To promote a feeling of unity between the indoor and outdoor spaces, interior designer Linda Woodrum chose a neutral, controlled palette for the HGTV Green Home 2012 living room. Furnishings, though captivating, do not distract from the view. A mix of styles and textures like the rustic wood coffee table, shag rug and contemporary wingback armchairs keeps the space feeling cozy and fresh.
When choosing elements for holiday decorations, keep the style of your space in mind. In the bonus room, which has a sleek, contemporary look (despite the vintage ski-house accents), the design team layered on the holiday charm, but stuck with a cool palette of blue and white, with a few touches of black and gray. The result strikes just the right note for the room.
The open floor plan of the home reflects the homeowners' love of entertaining. Comfortable, contemporary furniture creates a cozy seating area for relaxing or gathering, while the sleek dining room beyond features a rustic wood table paired with simple chairs and a dangling pendant chandelier. Glass outer walls seamlessly blend the indoors and out, taking full advantage of the stunning views of Big Sky, Mont.
HGTV fan dgabriele used neutral hues and subtle seashell decor to create a chic, sea-inspired living space. An eclectic mix of distressed furniture and crisp white accents showcase the casual elegance of a refined yet shabby space. To create a casual, beachy feel in your space, mix various furniture styles (rustic, cottage or contemporary) and materials (rattan, polyester, cotton or linen).
A marble courtyard gives grand presence to the muted and elegant interiors of this Newport Coast, California, estate. The Mediterranean-inspired architecture continues indoors through the use of rustic ceiling beams and wrought iron balconies, though the rooms have contemporary flair. Arched openings used throughout this courtyard also are repeated inside. The roof hinted at above features 300-year-old ceiling tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle.
Kelly and Co. Design created a contemporary-style bar in this renovated barn entertainment space without losing the ambiance of its rustic surroundings. A black granite countertop and zinc bar top sit atop wood cabinets and stainless steel fixtures. LED backlighting, which can be changed according to mood, showcases the bar selections. The bar features a keg tap, a wine fridge, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and ample storage for glassware and other serving pieces.
This kitchen is a combination of traditional and modern elements. The cabinetry, granite and hardware are very contemporary, but with the infusion of a custom rustic kitchen table, fabric dining chairs and cornice boards, the space becomes cozy. The cornice boards were created in an unexpected bohemian patterned fabric with orange accents to add interest and pattern to the room. The hammered metal pendants hanging at varying height are copper on the inside and produce a warm glow.
This one vignette holds all of the keys that make this room work so well. The dark color on the walls is very contemporary while setting the stage for all of the other colors in the room to grab your visual attention. Wood, metallic, ceramic and woven textures create visual layers, while the bouquet of wildflowers adds life to the space and enhances the rustic feel.
This tiny house is big on style! We enter into the kitchen and are immediately struck by the simple yet bold palette of cobalt blue, crisp white, and gray. Its contemporary vibe is grounded by the use of classic rustic elements. The brass details (current design trend), chunky shelves, cantilevered tables and the tufted sofa help to create an undeniably elevated look in this tiny home. I especially admire the restraint practiced by matching the white sink to the white counter to the white walls. It seems simple but it creates visual space, which is always valuable in a tiny home.
White is a classic tone often used in shabby chic designs. HGTV fan rnhey wanted to create a light, airy dining room ideal for casual year-round entertaining, so she used this fresh hue as the base for her entire design. The upholstered cane-backed chairs, freshly painted table and vintage marine life prints are reminiscent of relaxed summers and shabby seaside homes. White beadboard walls allow the sand-colored curtains and accessories to act as complementary accents rather than simply appearing in the background. For an elegantly shabby look, combine your rustic pieces with more contemporary counterparts. The white table and rattan chairs feel ultra casual, while the symmetrical prints, pleated draperies and dark wood serving tray deliver a perfect hint of refinement.