Tag: rustic

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Painting a kitchen yellow is one of the simplest ways to bring cheer and warmth into the room where you prepare food and your friends gather. In designer Hendricks’s design, she keeps the walls traditionally white, and instead paints the cabinets and trim a brilliant […]

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

This bathroom sink design from Casa URO, Monterrey, Mexico, just blows my mind. I love the faucet and mirror combination that takes the pipes away from down below and makes the plumbing part of the structure and style. The worn river rocks are a great counterpoint to […]

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

This lovely bathroom is completely virtual–it’s a rendering created by the talented Angelina Alexeeva. The asymmetry creates such beautiful movement in this design. I’m entranced by the contrasting textures between the walls, drapery, and fixtures. The organic and modern lines, from the wizened tree exuding wabi-sabi-ness on the […]

Sweet Medicine

Sweet Medicine

I love Chinese apothecary cabinets. I think it’s because they are rustic, hold ingredients for healing, and look at all the drawers. They’ve made their way into popular decor (although you can still find antiques), and have been adapted into media centers, consoles, and more. I’m not […]

Quickie: Smoothing It

Quickie: Smoothing It

Cabins and barns are creaky, drafty, splintery things–but some elbow grease and an eye for design can transform them into rustic retreats. The contrast of the fixtures, sink, and tub (shiny, smooth, and white) with the wood (stained, textured, and organic) makes my heart go pitter-pat, while […]

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Why make something beautiful? Because. It’s how we become more alive.