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Monday, 20 November 2017 21:49

Five Ways to Decorate with Rustic Furniture

Rustic furniture has risen in popularity since the farmhouse trend exploded onto the scene. But rustic furniture isn't just for the lover of farmhouse style. Also referred to as distressed, rustic furniture is taking over interiors of all styles. You may not be a fan of the farmhouse trend but there's more than one way to decorate with this popular style. Let's take a look at five ways to decorate with rustic furniture.

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Kincaid

Rustic glam is a posh yet livable look. Polished metals and velvet textiles elevate heavily distressed pieces by creating a look that is high in contrast. A space that's layered in these rich textures needs few accessories as the pieces speak for themselves.

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Uttermost

Adding a rustic piece to a modern space creates a high end look that has depth. Modern homes can often feel impersonal but when you implement a piece in distressed or weathered wood it adds major character.

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Kincaid

Rustic can easily go industrial with details such as nailheads and substantial hardware. Elements such as exposed wires and large scale artwork give distressed furniture a no-nonsense look with style that is unforgettable.

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Kincaid

Rustic can be casual and stylish with the right accessories. Lean and layer artwork for a more relaxed look and fill in empty spaces with books and easy-going accessories. Finish this fresh look with an organic element such as a simple floral arrangement.

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Kincaid

Have a little fun with rustic furniture by going eclectic. Pair bold and colorful fabrics with graphic black and white artwork. Quirky lighting will add a stylish and sophisticated spin.

If you thought you couldn't use rustic furniture then think again. You can make rustic pieces work with any style as long as the other elements in the space are right. Visit our design center to learn how to blend rustic pieces seamlessly into your home.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Monday, 18 April 2016 18:37

Go-To Pieces: Modern Farmhouse Style

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chair / pendant / buffet / mirror / table / candleholder / rug

The modern farmhouse look is one of the biggest trends happening in design. When you take a good look at these homes it’s easy to see why. The modern farmhouse look is all about using pieces that are easy care and creating a home that looks lived in and loved. There are a lot of elements that come into play with modern farmhouse style. Blending lots of texture, low-maintenance fabrics, and neutral accessories that are anything but boring. Here at EF Brannon this is one of our favorite styles to create and we have everything you need to get the look and make it your own. Check out some of our favorite go-to pieces for modern farmhouse designs.

  • Slipcovered furniture is easy going in style and maintenance. Dining chairs in linen or cotton contrast well with distressed woods, making them the perfect choice for a modern farmhouse dining space.
  • Lighting is one of those elements that can make or break a great design. This one features a combination of weathered wood and shiny chrome and would be perfect hanging in a kitchen over a farmhouse sink.
  • The “barn door” is often the first design element that comes to mind when discussing modern farmhouse style. If you can’t incorporate a sliding barn door into your home then mimic the look with this console, which features rustic sliding door hardware.
  • This statement mirror that has a distressed white frame and a fun design. Hang it in a foyer, over a distressed leather sofa, or above a fireplace.
  • The farmhouse dining table is a must. This is a central piece for modern farmhouse design. The farmhouse table is often heavily distressed but this one gets a modern look with a double trestle base design.
  • Dark iron and metal accessories punctuate a light and neutral space. This candleholder has a rustic vibe and candles provide great lighting for entertaining.
  • Homes need floor coverings that are heavy duty and easily cleaned, even if you don’t actually live on a farm. Durable jute rugs add great texture and have an organic feel.

If you’ve been dreaming about creating your own modern farmhouse look then let’s get started! Visit our showroom to see what’s possible.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 08:14

Five Furniture Trends to Try in 2015

Five Furniture Trends to Try in 2015

 

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bar cart / bench / side table / chest / cocktail table

A New Year means trying new things and your home is the perfect place to start. There are so many new and innovative furniture styles available and these pieces will instantly update your home. So when you make your New Year’s resolutions add one of these pieces to the list to freshen up your home with one of the biggest furniture trends for 2015.   

  1. Always fun and functional the bar cart is the perfect piece to add to your home if you love to entertain. Especially when it’s mobile, like this one from HGTV Home.
  2. Rustic takes on a new meaning with “live edge” style furniture. This furniture design is created by incorporating the natural edge of the wood into the piece. This ensures that each piece has a unique look.
  3. Pieces that use mixed materials such as metal and wood, like this side table, add interest and texture to a space. This is a modern look with a classic feel.
  4. Grey furniture is one of the biggest trends going right now, and for good reason. It’s light, fresh and easily mixed with other wood finishes. Even better, grey furniture is now available in a wide variety of stained and painted finishes.
  5. Lucite or acrylic furniture, once a rare find, is now more readily available than ever. Clear furniture is not only chic but is perfect for small spaces since it takes up very little visual space.

Start the New Year off right by making your home the place you want it to be. Now is the perfect time to make all those changes you’ve been dreaming about. Don’t forget, we’re always here to help. Shop our showroom or make an appointment with one of our designers today.

 

Published in Interior Design Trends