The rustic-modern interior trend is a welcome change from the vintage rustic that takes a break from the concern for aesthetics. Rustic unfinished beams and brick walls with natural stone or wood floors furnished with antique furniture and natural fabrics. That is a style that I enjoy exploring.

Incorporating rustic elements into our homes in an informally sophisticated way, like using an antique door as a headboard. The key here is the screen. Open the doors so that the two door panels are positioned on either side of the frame and hang a beautiful iron lantern to complete the design. Simple iron nightstands and a long trunk at the end of the bed with artisan hand-woven bedding. The idea is to be underestimated. Rustic patina mirrors sit above a long dresser with a contemporary modern chair defining the look.

Salvaged arches make phenomenal floor mirrors blend in with plush upholstery, industrial chairs, and plenty of vintage white. The reclaimed old door coffee table and fire console give the right amount of texture to an otherwise modernist room. A bright yellow carved cabinet against the white wall adds a pop of color. Rustic furniture combined with modern and functional chairs with clean lines add a sophisticated touch. The sophisticated design is combined with a rustic dining table with a white door and leather chairs.

The kitchen is more towards a rustic industrial style with steel framed windows. White paint and granite counters keep the modern edge in contrast to an ancient Damchia carved from a tribe that has been turned into an island, making the piece more functional.

Cool but used with the tender love of family gatherings, the sofa bed sits in the corner. Use soft colors in the light blue and icy purple spectrum and keep the distress level in the cabinets smooth. There are no curtains on the windows which give a feeling of open space.

The bathroom vanity is made from a shabby old door dresser with a granite top and sinks. Pendant lights and plain glass showers with wall-to-wall marble tiles give the bathroom a modern, understated and sophisticated rustic elegance.

The library has a huge carved antique bone table with white upholstered armchairs and a bench on the other side. Modern bookshelves line the wall lined with classics and encyclopedias. The main wall is dedicated to family paintings framed in antique carved wood and burnished brass. Nostalgic and vintage yet modern, comfort is the key element in this design.

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