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Rustic Style 138 Ideabooks

What it is: Rustic style proves the old adage that everything comes full circle. Our pioneer ancestors would get a good laugh out of how fashionable the look is today — they probably dreamed of plastered walls instead of rough logs and carpets instead of bare plank floors. But thanks to rustic style's unpretentious...
10 Ways to Get the Modern Rustic Farmhouse Look
Even if you don't live in the countryside, you've probably been on a road trip that meandered through farms and small towns. Somewhere in the middle, you probably saw a cluster of trees and a simple house sitting at the end of a dirt road. At first...
Style 101: The Birthplace of Today's Rustic Look
Creating rustic nuance can feel like a nitpicky process, but the payoff is huge. The right balance of features and materials evokes memories, some you can't quite put your finger on. Whether the...
12 Must-Haves for an Instantly Rustic Home
Many of us love the worn-in, comfortable look of rustic homes. The history and that perfect wear and tear combine for seemingly effortless style. Getting that effortless look...
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: “This is going to be FUN,” it read. Curious, Fountain and his team at Copeland...
Feeling Knotty? Add a Little Rope to Your Decor
Whoever said, “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself” obviously never saw all of the wonderful ways you can incorporate rope into a home’s interior. Whether used in furniture or lighting, or in place of hardware, rope lends an informal...
Get Your Rustic On for Log Cabin Day!
Did you know the last Sunday of June each year is Log Cabin Day? I doubt Hallmark is raking it in on this holiday, started by the Bad Axe Historical Society in Michigan in 1986, but the idea behind...
Bank on Branches for Beautiful Furniture
My husband and I made an ill-considered and somewhat disastrous move from the city to the country when we were 45 and going through a midlife crisis. The only happy things about it were the chickens in our backyard and the abundance of fabulous twigs...
Houzz Tour: 2 Wings for 3 Generations on a Vermont Lake
When an extended family opted to share a lifestyle by living under one roof, they turned to architect Lee Grutchfield, a principal at TruexCullins...
Lessons From Camp: Cottage Inspiration for Home
Tereasa Surratt and husband David Hernandez bought a decrepit summer camp from a group of expatriate Latvian priests. The next step was to spruce the place up. Surratt, the designer behind Tereasa...
Houzz Tour: Minimalism in a Pastoral Mood
In Appalachian coal country, the abandoned mines stay, for the most part, quiet, but the caverns are far from still. Inside, laborers work silently, pressing forward. The shafts stripped of coal have become mushroom country, and here in the damp recesses...
Houzz Tour: Laid-Back Comfort in the New York Woods
Thomas Riker, the codesigner of this house and a principal at design firm jamesthomas, calls the area of upstate New York state where it sits the “anti-Hamptons.” The Hamptons, a collection...
A Quirky Ontario Cabin Gets a Lighter Touch
Eccentricity is what gives a space personality, while its history gives it a soul. Although the rooms in this Tiny Beaches, Ontario, log cabin were dark and a bit peculiar when interior decorator Enza Ricco took on their makeover, she...
Basement of the Week: Rustic Sophistication in the Blue Ridge Mountains
When a family was having this home built in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, they let their team fly free and have fun designing the lower level. The woodsy mountain surroundings inspired rustic finishes, while the home theater inspired some...
Houzz Tour: Picture-Perfect Simplicity
Three years ago Michelle Pattee was looking at the property tax documents for her 4-acre spread in Sebastopol, a tiny farming community in Northern California. She and her husband, Bill Albright, had put a lot of sweat equity into the 1904 farmhouse,...
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