Recently we’ve been designing quite a few mountain homes, so we thought we’d share a little about a popular style that we are loving right now- Rustic Modern. Of course, rustic modern stems from the classic rustic style (think log cabin, wood paneling, and cozy traditional furniture), but this style mixes in elements from styles like mid-century, industrial, and contemporary to add a touch of luxe.
Rustic Modern takes the more traditional rustic style that you see often in mountain cabins and lodges and adds the modern touches. Think complete modern refresh on a traditional mountain home. These homes tend to be heavily paneled in warmer tones on both the walls and the ceilings. In addition to wood paneling, there is often stone detailing and large beams. Furniture-wise, you see a lot of natural wood pieces, leather, and cozy warm colors combined with the wood, stone and white tones.
One of the main differences in modern rustic is the type of furniture- usually featuring modern or transitional pieces. The modern furniture will contrast with the rustic architecture, but you can also create juxtaposition by adding some classic rustic pieces like a wood accent chair or live edge table.
Another difference that you can see is a change in color palette. In traditional cabins, you see A LOT of the warm honey tones in the woodwork. In modern homes you have more variety in wood tones – you often see more neutral and dark woods rather than the classic honey. This style still uses those earthy tones like green, red, yellow, and orange- but often in a more subtle way. There is a lot of layering, and yet the modern style compliments this with the sleeker forms.
This style is also influenced by the Industrial style in some ways. In industrial, you have a lot of architectural detailing such as exposed steel beams, open spaces, and metal accents. These are all things that can be seen in rustic modern as well. Rustic Modern usually features high ceilings, expansive windows, white or neutral walls, and often forgo the more traditional wood wainscotting.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on Modern Rustic! Would you want a mountain getaway in this style?
The Margery Wedderburn Interiors Team