Don't rush out to buy new furniture if your guest bedroom is missing a few pieces — just improvise. Designer Erinn Valencich brought in a weathered garden step to serve as a bedside table. Its rustic patina adds charm while the steps create display space.
Rugged stone steps lead to a personal botanical garden overlooking the mountains. The rustic exterior of the cottage is marked by green trim, wood shingles and a tin roof, and the hardy cottage garden is surrounded by a stone retaining wall.
This wooden staircase doesn't need embellishments to make it beautiful. Vertical and horizontal natural wooden boards make up the walls and the stairs' foundation. Stained wood for the stairs and railing create a beautiful contrast. The layered railing creates a smooth and effective support for moving floor to floor.
Looking from the great room towards the front door of the home, this view highlights the staircase that leads up to the second floor of the home. This view also shows the pair of modern cowhide stools that add extra seating in the lounge area of the great room.
Nestled between mature trees, this rustic cabin exterior features a touch of modern. A few steps lead to the covered porch with two white columns and a dark wooden front door. The long gravel driveway offers plenty of parking and access to the retaining wall garden.
This home mixes calming, neutral tones with natural wooden elements to create an elegant, rustic living and dining space. The large window provides a beautiful backdrop for the long dining table with high-back chairs and custom bench seating, just steps away from additional seating in complimenting colors.
Wood, metal and stone combine to create a rustic stairway. Woven bowls are hung along the wall, creating a striking art display. A stone tile floor grounds the space, while metal railings pair with thick wood steps for a staircase that blends contemporary and southwestern charm.
The last step in crafting this bath caddy is to hang the finished piece in your bathroom or guest bathroom. Be sure to fill it with a variety of bath and body lotions, now only at an arm's length away from the tub or shower.
The front entrance of this home elegantly mixes the modern and rustic elements and gives guests a preview of what they will find inside. The clean lines of the steps and columns introduce the modern aspects of the home's design, while the rich, wood door nods to the rustic details in the interior spaces.
Arizona flagstone pavers and steps help blur the boundaries between the natural and constructed environments, and between the hilltop and the house. This 10-acre property is on a ridge-top setting with views of Mount Diablo in California. The project by David Thorne Landscape Architect won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.