Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rustic luxe ...

I'm always posting photos of decor that appeals to me in some special way. But, today I am sharing the Rustic Luxe design style that speaks to my soul. It's much like the way I live life, with one foot in Texas and the other in France.

Image via Eclectic Revisited.

This style is all about the pairing of opposites: rustic textures with elegant lines, rough finishes and luxurious textiles, etc.

Image via Beyond Luxury.

It's gilded frames resting on stone walls, crystal beads set upon worn woods.


Images above via Apartment Therapy (left) and Cote de Texas (right).

It's handmade pottery and luxurious silver, collected treasures and newly discovered art.

Image via Decor de Provence.

It's leather and lace, velvet and linen, and always seems to have a story to tell.

Image via Eclectic Revisited.

It is designer John Saladino at his best. When everything looks as if it has been curated over time, perfectly suited to the surroundings without effort and without regard, that's when rustic luxe appeals most to my basic instincts.

Images above and below via John Saladino.

Rustic luxe is at home where the setting includes rough-hewn beams and ethereal chandeliers, a respect for history and a serene palette.

Image via Veranda.

I feel it has much more depth and a richer character than Shabby Chic, yet is far less pretentious than Old World decor. I think of it as a stylistic inheritance from that dear old Great Aunt who was a Ziegfeld girl, married well and retired to Antibes.

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