Designer Margaret Naeve Parker adores interiors that look old and aged pieces of furniture. Her works are often difficult to tell from the real centuries-old mansions and historic houses. But still, this is not a classic or country style in a pure form – the designer tries to add sophistication to the spaces with a help of modern furniture and bright art objects. What a great sense of style!
In Santa Barbara, California, there is a beautiful oasis of Mediterranean architecture and landscape, which is very similar to traditional Spanish stone villas. The mansion was built in 1930, but since then the exterior of the house remains untouched. Inside, a big renovation was done recently, but the interiors were also preserved almost unchanged since that time. Few words about the territory – it is huge, buried in greenery, with stone pool and cozy ponds. Amazing place!
Mixing traditional and modern design styles and elements in one space today is quite a popular choice by a designer, and it is no accident. Indeed, playing on the contrast of the old and new, you can achieve quite interesting results. In this beautiful Australian house, fancy modern furniture and one of a kind decor perfectly coexist in the rustic style architecture which is more common for a country cottage. And the home looks just gorgeous!
This stunning villa in California literally merged with the local nature: a one-story house built and finished with natural materials, and glass walls make it so easy to access to the rooms from the outside. Interestingly, the home is located almost atop a hill, so beautiful views open many kilometers ahead. Great design in a wonderful place!
Rustic home requires a proper Christmas decor. This house on Lake Tahoe has changed to holidays, but it has not lost its style and concept. There are minimum toys and decorations on the Christmas tree, all in one color scheme, and the abundance of wood in the interior is supported by numerous greenery and coniferous plants. Festive, but not overloaded with decor. Great!
Christmas is all about the home, family, evening gatherings and sincere embraces. At this time more than ever we want to feel cozy and warm at home. In this country cottage in Sweden, the traditional festive decor is combined with rustic details: as decoration, the owners use not only fresh fir branches but also red apples that look like Christmas balls. The big red cat complements the ideal situation and he for sure will get many hugs on this holiday. This is such a wonderful Christmas in the village!
The old country house may be cozy and comfy, the main thing is to properly place the accents and fill the space with suitable items of the same spirit. This Spanish home is just such: nice, cozy, and most importantly authentic. Owners painted the walls and wooden beams in white, strengthened the floor, added rustic tiles and filled the house with objects with character. And now the old cottage is no longer dilapidated! The owners use this house as a weekend home, but it easily can become their permanent home soon. Indeed, there is something magical and inviting in it, for example, this wonderful garden, which in the evenings is filled with romantic lights. Wonderful!
When the owners of this house in northern Spain thought about how they see the ideal interior, they wanted something rusticly simple, warm, but at the same time modern and stylish. As a result, in their restored new home natural country interior and elegant vintage decor skillfully combined with elements of modern minimalist design. Very inspiring work!
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Sorry, this entry is only available in Russian. But you still can enjoy photos. Этот великолепный дом в горах штата Северная Каролина служит отличным примером переделки старого сарая под очень современное место обитания семьи. Кухня довольно простая, мебель из белого дуба сочетается с деревянным полом, а столешницы являются продолжением отделки стены. Довольно оригинально смотрятся полки на окнах, кроме всего прочего они добавляют пространство для посуды. Массивными элементами здесь являются большие старинные промышленные светильники, которые освещают остров с тремя деревянными табуретами. Интерьер спальни получился умиротворенным и гармоничным благодаря удачно подобранным текстурам и мягким естественным тонам, которые контрастируют с темными промышленными элементами. Интерьер впечатляет!