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Apr 17, 2012

Get the look: Rustic revival

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Get the look: Rustic revival Author: Style At Home

Accessories
Apr 17, 2012

Get the look: Rustic revival

By: Cindy Jacobelli
Rustic is a little bit retro and a little bit rural. It’s largely wood and often weathered. And while it can appear unrefined and unfinished, pair it with the right decor and you’ll achieve unparalleled elegance. And nowadays, there are many interpretations of modern rustic chic, with modern pieces designed to look older and richer than they actually are. That makes for design that’s easily accessible. While you may enjoy the hunt at antique shops and flea markets, if you’d rather save time and money, there are plenty of ways to get the look without breaking the bank. Whether you create a rustic room with the real thing or elements inspired by them, they will definitely make your space warm and inviting.
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Elemental appeal
Try this stainless steel surface atop sturdy warm acacia wood legs. Striking in its simplicity, this table is great for small spaces and brings the romance of a modern bistro and bustling restaurant kitchens into your own. West Elm, $417.69. rustic-revival-art.jpg
Rudimentary drawings
What could be better for rustic decor than the blueprints for something rustic! This drawing for an iron coat hook is the handiwork of a famous Argentine blacksmith from the 1920s. The charcoal and ink set in a dark walnut frame is a warm reminder that many of today’s modern amenities started out hand-drawn and handmade. Restoration Hardware, $845. rustic-revival-chair.jpg
Simple seating
These old schoolhouse chairs, made from solid acacia wood, are updated with modern lines and polished wood. Yet the basic style retains its rustic decor charm. West Elm, $208.32 – $833.29. rustic-revival-clock.jpg
Timeless appeal
This eye-catching piece warms up a blank wall as easily as it fills a windowsill. The rich wood is reminiscent of wine barrels while the hammered iron conjures visions of a blacksmith hard at work. Pottery Barn, $222.56. rustic-revival-wreath.jpg
Warm welcome
The beauty of this wreath is the impression it gives of being handpicked and woven together after a long walk in the woods. The oval shape lends it a less ‘perfect’ more rustic decor charm. Hang a wreath like this that comes with scented oils of your choice to tickle the senses of all your visitors. Etsy, $76.88. rustic-revival-chandelier.jpg
Clean and classic
Stunning chandliers, like this, are very versatile pieces. It holds its own when centred over a dining table but adds depth when hung in pairs to book-end floating shelves. It creates drama in a modern, neutral and light-filled room but blends richly into a darker, earthier environment as well. Pottery Barn, $196.22. rustic-revival-candles.jpg
Comforting candles
What says rustic more than hurricanes like these? The cast iron framework lends weight while the impeccably clear glass keeps things light. Stand them alone or group them together on sofa tables, windowsills and large antique desks as one of the stylish ways to illuminate your home. Restoration Hardware, $50-$109. rustic-revival-boxes.jpg
Service with a smile
These lovely serving trays hearken back to grandma’s kitchen – and the old general store. They’re painted in the colour of your choice and distressed for vintage charm. Perfect for everyday baking, potlucks or buffets. Etsy, $92.25.
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