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I know you have heard the term Rustic Glam thrown around quite a bit lately. Maybe it’s because of all the ‘green’ and the socially responsible ‘recycledness’ that has been creeping into today’s modern, and not so modern interiors.

A true rustic interior tends to be a bit too “lodge-y” as far as I am concerned but I do love the textural furniture, dark, earthy colors, exposed beams and a mounted deer head in small doses especially when combined with an otherwise ‘clean’ interior.  A rustic look can be cozy and clean, but it can go junky cabin in no time. When I say rustic glam, I am refering to a subtle, sophisticated yet still cozy interior that appeals to the outdoor lover confined deep within all of us mavens of mod. I can totally appreciate the outdoor touches, but I’m just not willing to go “cabin in a box” if you know what I mean.

I thought it would be fun to share a few key points that will help you bring in the rustic look while still keeping your love of modern, classic or traditional in check. Here are a few ways to bring in the rustic glam!

Brining in wood elements is the most obvious way to add a few rustic touches to your room.  I love all of the glitzy interpretations of birch, driftwood and Aspen trees out there today. The look can be a fabulous “wood” look or you can always pull the trigger on a real driftwood table or console.

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Image Via: Layla Grace


Image Via: Nautical Cottage  Similar Table HERE  and  HERE 


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Solid Linen or a fun “rustic” print fabric are a few of my favorite ways to bring in the rustic glam look. Simple solid linens and nubby cottons area great basics but what about adding a fun yet sophisticated antler print?  If upholstering your existing or new pieces in a bold pattern isn’t your thing, try bringing in a print with your draperies or accent pillows.  I love this Antler  fabric from  Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa is one of my favorites!!  You can go simple by using it as an accent pillow or bold with drapes!

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Image Via: Lee Jofa


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A little walk in the woods or a touch of faux bois never hurt anyone…or any room!  Check out the accent wall of this dining room done in Cole & Sons Woods Wallpaper.  It is a sophisticated rustic glam look that keeps the dining room from being too formal. I love the impact it makes.


Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

This Phillip Jeffries GORGEOUS  metallic woods grasscloth is sublime in this boutique dressing room. It was the perfect way to go a little rustic without being too masculine. You can see more of this gorgeous boutique in the latest issue of House of Fifty.


Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

This faux bois rug looks great in this large open entry space. Rugs are a great way to bring in texture and pattern without being to theme-y.  I love how this rug is casual but still works with the more sophisticated antique pieces and architecture of the home.

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Image Via: Talk of The House  Rug Via: Shop Ten 25

Bringing in touches of fur or hide  is one of my favorite ways to go rustic glam. There are tons of faux and real options out there to choose from as well as pieces that can go more girly if you don’t want your room to feel like a dude ranch.

A fur throw like the Lucca here is a soft blend of chocolate and taupe while the Bella (pictured on the bed) has a bit more depth and texture.



The Bella throw in a super masculine and rustic master bedroom project is paired with a custom walnut bed and red accents.


And for the hide lovers, there are also tons of options out there. A cowhide rug, upholstered stool or throw pillows are easy ways to bring in the rustic element without going over board.   The metallic hides are some of my favorites and a perfect rustic glam mix.  You can find a few fun options HERE and HERE.


And I saved the best for last, cowhide pillows. I am a sucker for cowhide and these graphic cowhide gems are from the hide master himself, Kyle Bunting!