How To Go Rustic Glam
I know I throw the term Rustic Glam around quite a bit. Maybe it’s because I have a serious outdoorsman for a husband and it’s my way of finding a middle ground, especially since I tend to lean towards the girly glam side of things.
A true rustic interior tends to be a bit too “lodge-y” for me but I do love the textural furniture, dark, earthy colors, exposed beams and a mounded deer head in small doses. A rustic look can be cozy and clean, but it can go junky cabin in no time. When I say rustic glam, I am refering to a subtle, sophisticated yet still cozy interior that appeals to the outdoor lover as well as a self professed glamour girl. I can totally appreciate the outdoor touches, but I’m just not willing to go “cabin in a box” if you know what I mean.
I thought it would be fun to share a few key points that will help you bring in the rustic look while still keeping your love of modern, classic or traditional in check. Here are a few ways to bring in the rustic glam!
Brining in wood elements is the most obvious way to add a few rustic touches to your room. I love all of the glitzy interpretations of birch, driftwood and Aspen trees out there today. The look can be a fabulous “wood” look or you can always pull the trigger on a real driftwood table or console.
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Solid Linen or a fun “rustic” print fabric are a few of my favorite ways to bring in the rustic glam look. Simple solid linens and nubby cottons area great basics but what about adding a fun yet sophisticated antler print? If upholstering your existing or new pieces in a bold pattern isn’t your thing, try bringing in a print with your draperies or accent pillows. I love this Antler fabric from Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa is one of my favorites!! You can go simple by using it as an accent pillow or bold with drapes!
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A little walk in the woods or a touch of faux bois never hurt anyone…or any room! My husband gave me a HUGE high five after I had the accent wall of our dining room done in Cole & Sons Woods Wallpaper. It is a sophisticated rustic glam look that keeps the dining room from being too formal. It is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into our home, I love the impact it makes.
We also used Phillip Jeffries GORGEOUS metallic woods grasscloth boutique dressing room. We were going for a rustic glam look and it was the perfect way to go a little rustic without being too masculine . You can see more of this gorgeous boutique in the latest issue of House of Fifty.
This faux bois rug looks great in this large open entry space. Rugs are a great way to bring in texture and pattern without being to theme-y. I love how this rug is casual but still works with the more sophisticated antique pieces and architecture of the home.
Bringing in touches of fur or hide is one of my favorite ways to go rustic glam. There are tons of faux and real options out there to choose from as well as pieces that can go more girly if you don’t want your room to feel like a dude ranch. One of my latest faux fur obsessions is from Peacock Alley, I adore the Lucca and Bella pieces that they have!
The Lucca is a softer blend of chocolate and taupe while the Bella has a bit more depth and texture. I love how they toned down the girly glam bed that I styled for Peacock Alley’s Designer challenge.
We also used the Bella throw in a super masculine and rustic master bedroom project. Again, the texture was perfect and really did warm up the space. It looks great with the custom Walnut bed and red accents that my client wanted.
And for the hide lovers, there are also tons of options out there. A cowhide rug, upholstered stool or throw pillows are easy ways to bring in the rustic element without going over board. The metallic hides are some of my favorites and a perfect rustic glam mix. You can find a few fun options HERE and HERE.
And I saved the best for last, cowhide pillows. I am a sucker for a fabulous and these graphic cowhide gems are from the hide master himself, Kyle Bunting!