If you have tuned into HGTV lately, the terms Rustic-Modern and Industrial are seemingly familiar. The marrying together of sleek modern hardware with reclaimed or rustic components. Over the course of several months, these Design Styles have grown to new heights in popularity. This week we’ll discuss the defining elements of this style and how our new Wentworth Collection brings it all together.
Distressed or Reclaimed Wood– Whether it’s in your budget to purchase hundred year old barn wood or your are more likely to pick up some old fence slats, the key is anything but pristine. Antique wood may be ready to go, not so old wood may take a little distressing to achieve the ideal look of authentic age.
Iron- If you are incorporating iron in the form of stair balusters, furniture or lighting, choose a finish that will accent adjacent textures and colors to create the look of raw yet re-purposed elements within your home . Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Black and Satin Clear finishes give a wide range of options and match with most any hardware.
Stone/Brick- Stone, slate or brick pair well with all the materials mentioned above. The key to stone is choosing the right shade and using it in the appropriate area of the home. Fireplaces, accent walls and even bathrooms are very popular options today and when incorporated correctly your home will be a vision of rustic-modern design.
Accents- Don’t underestimate the impact of accent pieces! Industrial lighting, subway tiles, reclaimed furniture and hand made essentials are key to bringing this look full circle.