With or without a cabin in the woods, you can add rustic touches and natural accents to your holiday decor — just in time for Christmas. Welcome guests with a driftwood wreath or style handwoven bird nests for a warm setting. Better yet, with Dec. 25 quickly approaching, many of these items are on sale and can still make it onto your tablescape just in time for your holiday dinner. Click through, then cozy up to our favorite earthy decor (it's not too late!).
While I wasn't married in a barn, I was married in a farm field, so personally, my answer to this question is a definitive yes! Rustic-chic weddings have been on trend for the past several years, and the practice of using farms as venues doesn't seem to be fading anytime soon.
And really, why would it? With much of the public embracing farm-to-table cuisine, a farm-based wedding often ensures that you'll have an on-hand caterer or ingredients as well — not to mention access to fresh flowers. I've been to several farm weddings, including a lovely vintage-inspired farm wedding last Autumn, and I've always appreciated the beautiful setting and thoughtful, rustic touches. Are you a fan as well?
This living room by French designer Maurice Padovani may have gorgeous architecture and beautiful natural light at its beck and call, but its rustic-meets-modern furniture and décor are really what create the swoon factor. To be honest, any room featuring Ingo Maurer's Zettlez Chandelier ($1,220) will very likely win my vote in the design ballot; it has been a favorite of mine for years. The pricey Jielde task lamp is also a coveted piece.
What's so fantastic about this room is the restrained mix of rustic pieces like the salvaged wood coffee tables and the leather butterfly chair with the decidedly modern, comfortable designs like the low-lying sofa and Eames chair. The design plan is simple really, but with a few very beautiful, timeless pieces, you don't need to bother cluttering things up with vignettes and cutesy accents.
What do you think of this room? Is it your style?