Exploring Style: Rustic

Rustic interiors no longer need to be located in a mountainside cabin- with antique and vintage styles exploding, this underrated style is making a comeback! Nix the moose shaped bronze statues and opt for a more clean and updated rustic interior by mixing old with new. Rustic styles draw inspiration from nature and use natural materials and finishes in their design. Rough hewn and hand scraped textures for material like woods and stone are perfect for the style. Thick blends of wool and minimal patterning in fabrics keeps the look clean and rooted. Natural stone like slate, limestone and quartzite are used for colour and life, and pair well with rich wood tones. Manufactured goods like plastics and glass are minimally used to keep the organic feeling in a rustic home.

Twist Interior Design in Minnesota. 

 Contemporary pieces like this stainless steel double wall oven mixed with the natural wood floors and distressed cabinetry keeps the kitchen from looking dated. The soft sage shade on the island contrasts the taupe and beige walls in an elegant and sophisticated visual way to keep interest without adding bold tones.

A great example of traditional rustic style ! With high ceilings and grand scaled chandeliers, this great room is a stunner! Take inspiration from this room and achieve the same feel with a stone fireplace, rich wood  furniture, and shades of taupe, grey, cream and sage green.

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Heard of Asian influenced rustic style? Us neither, but it really works here! Clean Asian-style lines and decor pairs beautifully with a rough wood beam as a mantle and ties in the deep accents. With natural slate mosaic anchoring full slate tiles, the balance between the richness of colour and textural tile is spot on. Again, paired with neutral walls and soft furnishings help this feel upscale but comfortable.

Try this incredible chandelier for huge impact and style. With the antlers being a bit whimsical, the piece seems playful but glamorous. Lights glow soft against the ivory colour and would be a great touch to a dining room. pair with a caramel or tan accent wall and this would pop right off!


This recliner has a rich caramel hue and deep wooden legs combined with a simple design and would look great as a transitional piece. The leather feels luxurious but the clean design of the chair keeps it from feeling heavy and clunky.


Restoration Hardware is the king of creating vintage, rustic and worn furniture! Here are two of their dining tables, both using salvaged wood with neutral creams, beige’s and tans to offset the spaces.


The Benjamin Moore Historical colour palette is full of classic shades that work well with rustic interiors. Shades of beige, caramels and taupes compliment warm woods, and sage green and soft blues pair well as accents.

Rustic styles are easy to play with, natural woods will always look classic and warm. Mixing with modern pieces will create a truly eclectic space, and keeping in the traditional fabrics and neutral shades will feel more traditional. In this climate, with winter taking up the majority of our year- a little warmth and coziness is certainly appreciated!

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