In visiting Homearama 2015 in Louisville, we took note of a huge trend – modern rustic decor & materials. Whether it’s the shaky economy or a ‘waste not want not’ mentality, there is a surge in the simplicity of naturally exposed architectural elements and modern rustic decor in today’s home design. It didn’t take very long to observe this trend within the eleven homes featured at Homearama 2015, which took place at Spring Lake Farm subdivision, located off Wolf Pen Branch Road in northeastern Louisville. This year’s showcase of homes revealed an ambience of reclaimed and restored elements that gave a sense of connection to the past, yet in combination with modern furniture and decor, offered an element of comfort that we all seek within our home. For some, the modern aesthetic is too cold and uninviting. For many, the rustic style is not refined. But when you mix the two, I think there are many people who can appreciate this incredible style.
MODERN STYLE, RUSTIC APPEAL AT HOMEARAMA 2015
Next you’ll find another distressed piece with an interesting choice of colors! The color palette screams modern, while the shape of the piece and the distressing techniques are very rustic. All you need is some chalk paint, antiquing wax & a sander if you’re feeling up for it, and you can take a $20 flea market find & turn it into this high class creation. Lastly, the sliding barn door. While the door itself is very rustic, the sliding hardware is definitely a modern element. These doors give whatever space you put them in a little bit of oomph! Learn how to make them from our Knotted Pine Rustic Doors here.Below are two more decor finds that we love. The shabby chic dining room was one of my favorites, as teal and coral paired with wood is such a perfect combination. The cabinetry in the room is a modern piece, but the glass faces bring out the old school charm. You can find custom cabinetry like this through our Wellborn Cabinets line. To the right, you’ll find a modern soaker tub, similar to our Bliss Modern Soaking Tub. This is obvioulsy a modern piece, but the wood stump table gives it the rustic charm we all love. It makes modern approachable, and somehow warmer, which is exactly what you need in your master bath retreat.
HOMEARAMA 2015 FLOORING: GO RUSTIC OR GO HOME
MODERN RUSTIC KITCHEN CABINETS AT HOMEARAMA
One of the primary trends we spotted at Homearama 2015 in Louisville is the rustic, grey/brown kitchen cabinet color. Grey has been one of the top cabinet paint colors of the season, and while it’s still very popular, it’s “cousin” is rising in popularity as well. This grey toned brown stays in line with the modern rustic theme. It looks elegant & classy, but slightly farmhouse. I personally love it! We have several kitchen & bath cabinets options to choose from in this popular color, such as the Wellborn Davenport Square, the Hanover, or the Monterey. One of the things I like best is the wood grain which shows through, unlike in a standard grey or white painted kitchen cabinet. This is done using a mix of paint & glaze.
Once your painting, staining, or glazing is complete, look for knobs, pulls or unique handles to embellish your kitchen or bath cabinet and complete your own modern rustic design. Take a look at our knob & pull selection here.
For more information on the modern rustic look, ideas on how to create it, or products that we offer that fit this style, feel free to comment or reach out to us. Be sure to like, share, tweet & pin this article and subscribe to our newsletter for ongoing style tips & tricks. Happy Remodeling!