CANADIAN LOG HOMES | Rustic Decorating Ideas

Welcome to my rustic decorating blog! My name is Tracy Svendsen and I am an interior designer and the editor of Canadian Log Homes.  Here you will find tons of design tips and inspiration in rustic, modern rustic and farmhouse design.  Discover hundreds of stunning images of log homes, farmhouse bedrooms, mountain retreats and cozy cabins with panoramic views of incredible landscapes. Occasionally I also feature rustic home décor, furniture and rustic bedding from the brands I have been referring customers to for years.  If you are looking for decor for your own rustic retreat,  Canadian Log Homes features rustic & cabin decorrustic bedding and luxury & modern bedding.

  • Country Home Tour

Country Home Tour

The small and compact English-style country home is 1,400-square-feet and situated on a sweeping pasture across from the Inn at Brays Island in South Carolina. The owners hired Interior Designer, Beth Webb to create a pastoral blend of Anglo and Low Country traditions. “It’s interesting how a house this tiny can be so INCREDIBLY LIVABLE. Inside, all that extreme verticality means the rooms feel neither contained or compressed. Plus the house has a beautiful orientation on the property, so there’s a lovely dappling of light morning, afternoon, and evening. We took advantage of this as much as possible, especially in the galley kitchen, which we designed as kind of a non-kitchen kitchen, a space that looks more like a sun-splashed garden room with that huge window.”

  • Girls Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Girls Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Children's farmhouse bedrooms are cozy and charming and provide easy opportunity to make a few seamless changes as they mature. Farmhouse-style is all about clean lines and classic patterns and is characterized by welcoming whites, a penchant for wood and folksy accents. In this post, I have included a broad range of girl’s farmhouse bedrooms that depict the traditional farmhouse aesthetic to rooms that introduce a bolder color palette. The goal is to create a room that suits your child’s individuality, is attractive, comfortable and flexible enough to grow with your child. That way you won’t have to redecorate for many years to come.

  • Modern White Kitchen Ideas

White Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Kitchen cabinets come in a wide variety of colors, with white being one of the most popular choices. One of the main benefits of white kitchens is that they never go out of style, they coordinate with everything and create natural light reflection. White kitchen cabinets are timeless and the perfect choice for those who want to create a blank canvas and plant to add interest with flooring, window treatments, artwork, and area rugs. White cabinets can instantly brighten a kitchen and provide the illusion of more space. To avoid creating a kitchen that feels cold, consider adding a splash of color or texture, and mixing white cabinets with contrasting countertops or backsplashes.

  • Cream Colored Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Cream Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Cream kitchen cabinets have increasingly grown in popularity over the past few years – and for good reason! Cream is warmer than white and lends a timeless and luxurious look to a kitchen design. Cream-colored cabinets work in many different design styles, from modern to rustic, traditional, country, and farmhouse. They also are available in a wide variety of cabinet styles including shaker, recessed, and raised panel. Cream is a soft hue that is as timeless as white or gray but warmer, making it easier on the eyes and helping to make any space feel less clinical. It also pairs effortlessly with any accent color or material, from brass finishes to dark woods.

  • Modern Farmhouse Home Tour

Modern Farmhouse Home Tour

Sean Anderson Marries Rough & Refined in a Vestavia Hills Residence: This modern farmhouse home tour is the work of Sean Anderson Design who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. Anderson’s home in Memphis, where he runs a burgeoning interior design firm, is moody, cerebral, and compact. It took many years for him to discover what his form of artistic expression would be and after dropping out of college he worked as a bartender, a janitor, and a house painter for most of his 20s. It was in his early thirties that he made the decision to give his passion for design a shot.

  • Modern Farmhouse Home Office Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Home Offices

Whether you are working from home in the country, or just want to infuse a bit of farmhouse vibe into your existing space, here are a few farmhouse home office decorating ideas with stunning images. The farmhouse style is all about keeping things simple, organic and bringing in elements of nature. A well-designed home office increases productivity and happiness. Modern farmhouse style evokes warmth, comfort and is cozy without being cluttered. Common design elements include reclaimed wood, wrought iron accents, barnboard details, wide wood plank floors and vintage accessories. Modern farmhouse home offices provide the opportunity to bring in a variety of textures, layer mixed metals and add a few well-placed accessories for added character.

  • Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

A well-designed modern farmhouse bathroom adds charm and sophistication to your oasis, while providing the perfect spot to start your day and unwind in the evening. Farmhouse-style emphasizes practicality and simplicity with a touch of rustic charm. A few elements of a farmhouse bathroom are wood floors, free-standing tubs, farmhouse sinks, wood ceiling beams, shiplap wall panelling and traditional style faucets in aged brass or copper. Although farmhouse design typically lends itself to a neutral palette, a modern farmhouse bathroom is the perfect spot to add either a bold splash or subtle hint of color.

  • Country Cottage Dining Room Ideas

Country Cottage Decorating Ideas

Cottage-style homes are known for their cozy charm, casual comfort, and sense of warmth. This style is very versatile and not at all limited to cottages nestled deep within the English countryside. It's a style that also goes hand in hand with rustic homes as it embraces the antique aesthetic that lovingly pairs the old with the new. It’s easy to infuse your own home with the quaint character associated with country cottage style by introducing moody and soft colors, natural textures, plush furniture, and chunky textures. The primary goal is to create a home that inviting, homey, and reminiscent of decades past.

  • Rustic Bedding Sets

20 Beautiful Rustic Bedding Sets

This post features one of the top brands in rustic bedding designs. HiEnd Accents has exceptionally well-designed bedding ensembles that make it easy to mix and match everything from duvet covers to comforters, pillow shams as well as hand-knitted and faux fur throws. Their bedding collections range from Coastal Life to Farmhouse Savvy, Modern Urban, Refined Traditional, Rustic Chic, Southwestern Sophistication and Western Life. I’ve chosen a few of my favorite items from their extensive collection to share with you.

  • Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Farmhouse kitchen backsplashes are an important design element in any kitchen and contribute to the over-overall appearance. A backsplash can take a kitchen to an extraordinary level by enhancing the design aesthetic and increasing the value of your kitchen. Backsplashes add visual appeal while also protecting the drywall, preventing down-wall drips and they are easy to keep clean. Farmhouse backsplashes work perfectly with different wood textures, apron front sinks, and neutral color schemes. This post covers everything from beardboard backsplashes to mosaic tile, full-height backsplashes, dark backsplashes, honeycomb, diamond shap and shiplap.

  • Modern Rustic Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Modern farmhouse living rooms celebrate a design aesthetic that effortlessly blends traditional country elements with modern and industrial influence. It is all about blending the old with the new in a masterful way that results in a fresh and timeless interior. It’s important to keep things simple and organic to create a minimal, yet cozy feel. This post features a collection of images of well-designed farmhouse living rooms as well as design tips you can incorporate in your own home.

  • Country Decorating Ideas

Amber Interiors

This post features a few of my favorite home decor and furniture pieces by Amber Lewis, principal at Amber Interior Design. Shoppe Amber Interiors is the brick-and-mortar retail shop founded by Amber Lewis that brings the effortless and timeless feeling of her interiors to a shoppable setting. Here you’ll find everything from vintage pillows, rugs, lighting, home decor, tabletop accessories and more. As pioneer of the white-wall, laid back California aesthetic, Amber’s eclectic design approach and affinity for found objects is now available to everyone at her two Southern California locations in Calabasas and Pacific Palisades, as well as online Shoppe.

  • Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

Looking for modern farmhouse dining room ideas? This post covers design tips on how to create your own modern rustic or farmhouse dining room with a stunning collection of photos for inspiration. The dining room is an important social hub in a home. It is the perfect place for sharing meals with friends, holiday entertaining, and family game nights. How you decorate it should reflect the many ways that you use it. Be sure to top off your dining room with a statement light fixture, inspirational artwork, plenty of cozy textures, natural and organic materials, and a large mirror to reflect light throughout the room.

  • Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Browse through a curated selection of stunning images of green kitchen cabinets organized by color, including light green, gray-green, emerald, hunter, blue-green, sage & olive and dark green. Green cabinets have gained popularity in kitchen design as they embody warmth, rejuvenation and renewal. "Green is a perennial favorite, but the palette has come to the fore over the last two years," says Patrick O'Donnell, international brand ambassador for Farrow & Ball. "This relationship has been heightened recently due to perceived benefits of how we respond to the palette, which, in the right shade, can be ultimately restful and calming."

  • Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

One of today’s hottest trends in kitchen design is the use blue cabinets. This is widely due to the versatility of the color as well as its ability to be dressed up or down depending upon the environment in which it is used. Blue is not only being used throughout an entire kitchen, but shades of blue are also being introduced as an accent color for kitchen islands. The huge range of blue tones available makes it easy to choose a hue that would compliment other aspects of your kitchen. Whether you opt for navy blue, powder blue, royal or shades of blue and grey, there is flexibility in finding the perfect hue for your own kitchen.

  • Rustic Bathroom Ideas

Rustic Bathroom Design Ideas

Whether you plan to tackle a bathroom remodel or plan on a new bathroom design, pinning down your favorite style will help get your project off to a smooth start. Rustic bathrooms embrace the beauty of the outdoors through the use of cozy textiles, natural materials, and organic accents. It’s the perfect place to incorporate natural stone floors, rough-hewn beams, wood cabinetry, earthy color palettes as well as materials with a patina (copper, natural wood & stone). Regardless if your style is traditional rustic, farmhouse, southwestern, western or modern rustic - read on to discover the key elements of each style.

  • Black & White Farmhouse Kitchen | Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Looking for black kitchen cabinet ideas? Black kitchen cabinets make a strong visual impact while adding sophistication and elegance to a kitchen. They also work well in several applications including modern, rustic, modern rustic and farmhouse kitchens. Paired with bright metals – black can truly shine while providing an elegant option that grounds the space. When paired with the right colors and materials, black cabinets do not have to feel dark and foreboding, rather they can add instant character and dramatic charm.

  • Shelf Styling Ideas

Shelf Styling Ideas

Are you wondering where to start when decorating open-shelving in your home? Re-styling existing shelves is a creative way to revitalize any room – whether it is simply changing books around, adding or removing objects, or completely transforming a bookcase. Designing open shelving can be a daunting task when you first begin as it is similar to what one experiences when facing a blank canvas. It is also a lot like piecing together a creative puzzle where everything falls into place when you simply just start. Although styling shelving can seem straightforward, here are design tips you can implement that will help you to be able to confidently add visual appeal to any shelf – no matter your style.

  • Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Ideas by Color

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Kitchen cabinets play a crucial role in the overall design aesthetic of a kitchen while providing necessary storage options that aid in creating functional workspaces. Not only do they form the basis for the structural foundation, they can also dramatically transform the entire appearance of the space. Choosing the best kitchen cabinets and design layout for your own home can be one of the most difficult challenges in the kitchen design process. Given that they are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors - it can often be overwhelming to narrow down the choices. Browse through a curated selection of farmhouse kitchen cabinets in a wide variety of colors and styles.

  • Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Designs

Browse through a collection of modern farmhouse kitchen design ideas with striking images of farmhouse kitchens and design tips. I have included 14 of my all-time favorite kitchens that incorporate beautiful cabinetry, backsplashes, unique islands, light fixtures and flooring. Spacious, warm and cozy, these kitchens have the charm of a traditional farmhouse kitchen with the sophistication of minimalist design and modern functionality. At its core, the modern farmhouse style has the foundation of traditional farmhouse style—practicality and comfort, focusing on natural elements—topped off with modern designs and features. Modern farmhouse design balances the clean, streamlined approach of contemporary styles with warm, rustic call-backs to traditional farmhouse decor.

  • Rustic Exterior Home Ideas | Locati Architects

Rustic Exterior Home Ideas

If you have been searching for rustic exterior home ideas – this post will be a great starting point for design inspiration. Here I will be covering exterior design tips as well as providing images of beautifully designed homes. The exterior of your home is the first thing that people see when they arrive and you want to ensure it makes a statement. The exterior of a rustic-style home typically takes its cue from nature through the use of natural and organic materials and the use of earth-tone shades.

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