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 decor, rustic bedding and luxury & modern bedding. Feature image photo credit: Photographer: Haris Kenjar, Interior Design: Sean Anderson
Two Tone Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
If you're looking for inspiration for your kitchen remodel, two-tone kitchen cabinets are a great place to start. This style of cabinetry creates a modern and timeless look and can be used to highlight specific areas of the kitchen, such as an island or a built-in pantry. When it comes to selecting the perfect cabinets for your kitchen, there are many options to consider. Two-tone kitchen cabinets have become increasingly popular due to their unique style and versatility. Not only do they provide a modern and contemporary look, but they also add depth and dimension to the overall design of your kitchen. They are also a popular choice for designers, as using different colors, finishes, and materials can visually help break up areas of the kitchen.
Modern Rustic Rugged Design with Sean Anderson
I love the aesthetic look and feel of modern rustic rugged design. It's the perfect marriage of modern and traditional, with a touch of roughness that adds character and a masculine edge to any space. Think of warm wood tones, exposed brick walls, plenty of texture, and metal accents. It's a look that is both inviting and moody while playing with high contrasts. Whether it's a living room, kitchen, or bedroom, this design style is versatile and adaptable to any space. Plus, it's a great way to bring the outdoors in, with its natural materials and earthy colors. One of my favorite interior designers, Sean Anderson, is a master at creating modern rustic and rugged spaces that are tonal, dynamic and mood-setting. Black is predominantly used throughout his spaces to add depth and stunning contrast.
Modern Farmhouse Decorating Ideas
I recently viewed the McGee & Co. 2023 Summer Catalogue and thought it provided a wealth of inspiration for those looking for modern farmhouse decorating ideas. The catalogue is full of creative design tips and stunning photos of their projects, including their new spec home located in the Red Ledges community outside of Park City, Utah. Designer Shea McGee believes our home is a canvas of creative personal expression, and what you bring into your space – from textiles and textures to tones – can affect the mood and personality of any room. Thoughtfully considering fabrics, colors, patterns, and angles of each element or room can help you achieve sophisticated atmospheres to create a stunning narrative of the place you love most.
Country Decorating Ideas
Country decorating is characterized as casual, comfortable and cozy, incorporating vintage accessories, handcrafted furniture, and an eclectic mix of fabrics, textures and treasured possessions. While certain elements define country style – including natural materials, rustic decor and furnishings, a surprise pop of color such as a vibrant green, can add an up-to-date twist of country charm. Embrace country charm and take a tour of a few of my favorite country interiors with a homespun style.
Ranch Style House Home Tour
This stunning ranch style house is perched high on a hilltop and nestled among the trees claiming its rightful place on a scenic 200-acre property in Texas. The owner desired an ample yet understated home with natural and simple architectural expression that would blend effortlessly into the landscape that surrounds it. Heavy timber columns and stone walls ground the home to the site. Reclaimed siding and simple barn-like structures give the architecture a sense of history and regional belonging. Referencing the owner’s love of the old west, many of the interior walls showcase the same stone and wood that is on the exterior of the home. This gesture alludes to a time when materials were not mass produced but simply gathered from the area and formed as needed.
Beautiful Country Homes Tour
This post features tours of beautiful country homes designed by Beth Webb, an internationally recognized interior designer admired for her tactile, serene, and dynamic spaces. Beth believes beauty only works if it is calibrated by ease, and that elegance is rooted in simplicity. “Texture is my color palette,” says Beth, who uses a variety of materials and objects to create interest in a room. She mingles sinuous profiles with hard lines, juxtaposing masculine and feminine silhouettes to create compelling, sensual spaces. Layered light is another crucial element bringing a sense of warmth, romance and contentment to Beth’s interiors.
Atlanta Traditional Country Home
Today we begin a tour of a stunning Atlanta home where the pallet was inspired by the home owner’s (Jane Hight) vast collection of blue-and-white Imari porcelain inherited from her mother and grandmother. Having served as the accountant for interior designer Lauren DeLoach for several years, it was natural for Hight to enlist the designer’s help when decorating her home. When it came to a color palette, the pair looked no further than Hight’s beloved family porcelain. “While we knew we would use blue, finding the right shade took some study,” says DeLoach. “We didn’t want a too-saturated hue, but we didn’t want it too pale. We also needed another color to add punctuation marks here and there, so the salmon hue came from the Imari porcelain.”
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.”
Fall Decorating Ideas
Once leaves begin to change and the warm air of summer begins to turn crisp, it's time to start thinking about fall decorating ideas. Whether you have a cozy farmhouse or a modern rustic retreat, there are plenty of ways to add autumnal touches to your home. Remember, fall decorating doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Pillows and throws go a long way in transforming a room quickly, and fall is the perfect time to trade out lightweight fabrics with materials that are heavier in weight and texture that add a sense of warmth. Use earthy hues and gorgeous knits for a well-layered look. Drape an extra throw on an accent chair or sofa to add coziness.
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 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
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 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
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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."
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