Since December 2018, I’ve been working with my client Monica to help her transform her home into a cozier and happier place. When she first contacted me, she shared her frustrations that she did not know how to make her house feel like a home.
We had some existing furniture we needed to work with. After she responded to my design questionnaire, we figured out her style and her vision for her ideal space: I created the Rustic Modern concept and she loved it!
In this design, I am mixing rustic, farm-house style elements with modern ones. I love combining metal textures with natural fibers and materials, to create a space that is dynamic and pleasant to the eyes.
The main goal was to add light and clarity to the whole area because all of her furniture is dark in color… so we chose a palette that is full of light, neutral tones, and of course, plants play a prime role in this transformation!
I created 3 moodboards for each of the areas: entry, living room and dining area. I am sharing them here for you to get inspired and shop the look!
Design for the Living Room
This first one is for the living room area. She already had the sofa, area rug, coffee table (not shown) and the modern lamp. So I focused on getting neutral accents and a faux agave plant to style next to the sofa.
Design for the Entry Area
This composition is for the entry area. Monica already has a credenza and a mirror by the wall, so I am adding a set of hanging clear planters with air plants and succulents to add some color and freshness to the area. I am also very excited about the terrarium I am styling on top of the credenza with some sculptures she already has! Lastly, I am building a black & white gallery wall with this white frame set with her family photos.
Design for the Entry Area
This last design inspiration board is for the dining room area. I am very excited about this design because we will be transforming the wall to create a dynamic and eclectic gallery wall. When designing gallery walls, it is always good to mix-and-match different textures and shapes. On this design, I am mixing the wood plank squares (she already owns) with air plants, geometric planters, and wooden picture frames. I am also adding golden elements like the lamp to create luminosity and add some glam to the area.
Right now, we are in the process of shopping for all these materials. I will share with you the actual before and after transformation on a future post!
But for now, what is your favorite element from this Rustic Modern Design inspiration? Do you like to mix textures and materials? Let me know on the comments!