Nicolas Gervais designed the pendant lights above the Plasse designed and Stéphane Bilodeau built kitchen island in this century-old Montreal house. The combination of the woodwork and exposed beams with modern lines, hardware and accessories makes this kitchen a great example of rustic modern done right.
Paul Catlett built the walnut bed and nightstands in the master bedroom of their modern farm house in southwestern Missouri with the help of his wife's two brothers. One of his clients at his hair salon gave him the American flag; the bedside lights are Tolomeo classic wall lamps by Artemide. The bed linens are from Inhabit. A sliding barn door rolls sideways to reveal the bathroom.
AT THE ELMLocal carpenter Crisow von Schulz constructed the cabinets in this Amsterdam houseboat kitchen from a single elm tree. The organically curving lines were intended as a contrast to the rectilinear architecture of the houseboat.
Designer Barbara Hill had the overhead lighting in the kitchen customized by Rich Brilliant Willing in a pert orange that accents the primarily black-and-white interior scheme. She added a stainless steel kitchen island by Bulthaup, its glossiness and “clean feel” tempered by the plastic stacking stools designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The cabinets, appliances, countertops, and marble tile were kept as-is from the original 1920's Atlanta abode.
A HOUSE GROWS IN BROOKLYNOn the parlor level of this mid-19th-century Brooklyn home, the distinctive pigmented plaster walls eschews the finish of paint and together with sparse decor and vintage furniture creates a soft rustic ambiance.
ANOTHER SIDE OF IBIZAJamaica barstools by Pepe Cortès for Knoll and two Ikea pendants pair nicely with the plaster walls, restored wooden beam ceilings, and polished cement floors in this kitchen in Ibiza, Spain.
KNOTTY BY NATUREArchitect Per Bornstein's all wood living room in his Gothenburg, Sweden home features an intriguing collection of furniture. The sofa is made by Swedish manufacturer Ire. The 1970s wood burner was a secondhand store find, and the wood table, by Bruno Mattson, was found in a bin at a recycling station. He inherited the lounge chair from his parents. All this combines into a perfect example of rustic modern.
TOP BRASSIn the office of this Brooklyn apartment, a vintage brass gooseneck floor lamp positioned above woven jute cushions creates the perfect perch for the owners backgammon hobby as well as a great example of rustic textures in a modern setting.
TOP BRASSThe Mandayam–Vohra family gathers under one of Workstead’s signature three-arm chandeliers, shown here in its horizontal configuration in their Brooklyn kitchen with Custom cabinetry designed by Workstead and fabricated by the firm’s go-to woodworker Bartenschlager. Wood and brass materials in a modern form make for a perfect rustic modern kitchen done right.