Varying smooth, soft, and rough textures makes any space more interesting, and it’s especially appropriate in a rustic setting. Here, a DIY framework of rustic branches anchors rough twine streamers from which smooth and shiny metallic holiday balls dangle. Luxe chenille throws draped over the backs of the counter stools add still more tactile style.
Cushioned, wrought iron barstools surround this outdoor bar with a sleek countertop and rock base that blends in perfectly with the natural, rustic surroundings. With stunning mountain views and a nearby infinity pool, it's the ideal spot for entertaining friends and family.
The old, worn carpeting was removed, and the room now features dark stained hardwood flooring and area rugs. The low windows get new white trim, and the bead board on the walls and ceiling are painted in a muted gray-green.
Butler's Pantry Provides Easy Space to Serve Food to Adjacent Family Room
A small butler's pantry with sink, microwave and counter space make it easy to serve snacks for epic TV binge-watching sessions in the adjacent family room. The whitewashed brick wall matches the accent wall just out of sight in the family room.
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.
At loft level, this renovated rustic barn, now a live performance space, elevates reclaimed wood to its full potential. The vaulted ceiling, staircase railing and even the tables and chairs show a simple sumptuousness.
Making the most of the nook created by the staircase, a pair of cowhide benches combines with a low silver coffee table for a chic seating area. Pale wood posts and natural wood is used to create a beautiful staircase, which is highlighted by the exposed stone walls. A hanging chandelier brings a contemporary vibe to the space.
The first decision was to choose to remodel the existing structure rather than tear it down. It was important to preserve the character and focus on the sustainable opportunities and inherent embodied energy. As much lumber as possible was salvaged and used throughout the space, such as here at the barista bar.