Trending Up “Rustic Modern”

In design, contrast is always the magic ingredient---combining things that are different, but like being next to each other. Rustic Modern. Seems like a contradiction in terms. But it’s really about the dramatic balance between old and new. It’s about the natural look of something rustic, the rough edges and time honed patina teamed up with the sleek and modern. The old makes the new more interesting and visa versa. Take your rustic woods, and exposed brick walls and team them up with a contemporary piece of art. Combine a rustic stone fireplace with contemporary black and white photography. Put a wooden industrial rustic coffee table with a sleek modern sofa. Rustic modern. The power of contrast. The beauty of the natural and the aged, with the comfort and style of the new and modern.