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Trend Alert: True Grit Interiors

The American style of the Old West has been resonating with San Francisco interior designer Cecilie Starin for the last several months. With True Grit nominated for several Academy Awards, it seemed like the perfect time to share this trend's best elements.

"Seeing the images of wide open Big Sky country in the movie True Grit makes one long for the serene and peaceful out-of-doors. One searches for this simplicity and serenity in western looks," notes Starin. "What looks new for interiors is western vernacular cleaned up, updated with an eco-spin or used in a cleaner, more modern way."

Keep reading for Starin's favorite elements of this trend:

  • Recycled Wood : "Trends overlap. The 'Western Look' meets eco-repurposing with the use of recycled woods. I have seen a number of interiors using recycled industrial wood palettes or old barn wood for a textural effect."
  • Cow hides "Natural textures prevail. Hides show up in rugs, as shaped natural hides or as rugs pieced in squares or in strips. Furniture is especially interesting as mid-century Eames chairs are covered in cow hide = modern western or western moderne."
  • Horns: "Horns look new because they are used in a cleaner way. Horns are bleached, and used in wall décor, lamps and chandeliers, table bases, chairs, and as accessories in a bowl on a table. I have seen horns and skulls recast in white or clear resin and lit from within for a new spin."

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