Rustic Style 129 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...
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...
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,...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Home on a Working Farm
When it came to designing a contemporary second home for a Chicago-area family, architect Bill Bickford looked to an old barn on their 200-acre working farm in Wisconsin. The farm has been in the family for more than 25 years, and they had forged a strong...
Houzz Tour: Fly-Fishing Heaven on a Colorado River
At this Colorado vacation home, one can tie a fly and throw on waders on the porch, walk a few steps down to the Gunnison River, cast a fly rod for a few hours, head back up to the porch, hang up the gear, rinse off in an outdoor shower and grab a beer...
My Houzz: Neutral and Natural Elegance in Texas
Interior stylist Dana Pugh spends her days knee-deep in vibrant paint samples, bold patterns and flashy home accessories. But after a long day at work, she returns home to a neutral color scheme in a home where...
My Houzz: Simply Escapist in Santa Cruz
Artist Michelle Stitz loves “old things that are a little odd, imperfect, sometimes rough and authentic,” she says. After living for seven years in a warehouse space shared by artists, she bought her own...
10 Cabin Rental Basics for City Slickers
Over the holiday break I had the good fortune of spending some time in a mountain cabin enjoying skiing with my family. The mountains are a majestic place, and I always enjoy time in a cabin, away from the city, playing board games, reading and making...
Houzz Tour: Rocking Out in a Converted Stable
By day the owner of this barn is a family man who works in the commodities market. But nearly every Thursday night, his thoughts turn from the trading price of gold to the songs of Jerry Garcia as he and his pals gather to play Grateful Dead hits in what...
Kitchen of the Week: Upscale Barn Meets Industrial Loft Style
When you hear there’s a home on a river in the U.S. Lowcountry, owned by an interior designer and called The Barn, you just know...
Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Rustic Spaces
Rustic style mostly mixes raw materials, like unfinished stone and wood, for a warm, authentic feel that reminds you of being at a best friend’s vacation cabin or cottage, though the look comes up frequently in large cities, too. A rustic...
5 Comfy Decorating Styles That Say 'Welcome!'
Do decorating terms like “Shabby Chic,” “farmhouse,” “cottage,” “Western” and “bohemian” sound like a collection of esoteric terms used only by some secret cabal of interior designers? Actually, these...
Old Southern Highlands Style for a New North Carolina Retreat
When a pair of Florida retirees decided to return part-time to their home state of North Carolina, they asked architect Al Platt in Brevard to design a new house that looked...
My Houzz: DIY Creativity Lights Up a Cozy Pennsylvania Home
Denise Sabia loves repurposing roadside throwaways to furnish her family's 1955 multilevel home just outside Philadelphia. She has turned pages from thrift store books into charming wallpaper for the stairwell, an old wagon into a kitchen shelf and a...
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