One rule that designers always follow: contrast is key. Mixing inexpensive (AKA free!), earthy elements, like this wood slice charger, with delicate, vintage china makes the woodsy element feel more organic while, by contrast, the hand-etched details and gilt edges of the heirloom dishes take on a new level of sophistication.
Gathering a mix of Mid-Century-style chairs in a neutral upholstery with a gray couch around the rustic wood coffee table creates an easy gathering spot to connect and recharge after a day of mountain adventure.
The Wohnwagon features spruce paneling or other woods indigenous to the region. Walls are insulted with wool, which naturally controls humidity. There are solar panels mounted on the roof with a recharging battery pack beneath the floorboards.
Heat up your soup and recharge your smartphone, in one go. The 2-pound BioLite CampStove cleanly burns wood — sticks, twigs, whatever — and uses the waste heat from the fire to create electricity via a thermoelectric generator. It can power up most USB-chargeable devices.
With a large limestone island with hidden USB ports and charging stations, this kitchen truly is the hub of the home for a large family. Beckwith Interiors opened the space up to make it feel larger and brighter and introduced reclaimed wood shelving and trim, a glass backsplash behind the stove and white shaker cabinetry to blend the modern and rustic styles the homeowners love.