If you love you some neutral decor, this is for you! We’ll revisit timeless inspiration from the archives as we peruse edgy rustic interiors that feel chic, modern, and soulfully fresh. Rough Luxe Rooms With Neutral Colors will spotlight inspiring designs and offer resources to capture this uncommon spirit.
Rough Luxe Rooms With Neutral Colors
What comes to mind when you think of rustic modern design?
Does it tend to be more edgy and chic than shabby?
And what about black and white? Do you live with this combination?
While I have created many black and white modern art pieces over the years…
My own favorite black accents lean toward the traditional and are more romantic than edgy…they show up in my outdoor decor as you’ll see below…click to play the video:
To truly succeed with rough luxe, the art of restraint surely matters. Neutrals work like magic. But you also need plenty of texture, old, and new to add soul.
Who knows her way around rustic modern and a masterfully soulful design mix? I have been singing this Chicago designer’s praises for more than a decade on this blog!
Black & White Modern Rustic Rough Luxe Rooms: Michael Del Piero
Above: Michael Del Piero; 2016 Hampton Design Showhouse (photo: Marco Ricca). Breathtakingly dynamic and sensual painting above rustic console by Francine Turk. On rustic wood console are African stone beads and curated treasures.
Above: Serene bedroom with black and white accents in a beautiful Hamptons home- Michael Del Piero. In lieu of nightstands or side tables, a simple wood console holds beautiful objects and flowers. Additionally, modern black task lights flank the bed topped with bold black striped pillow. A billowy roman blind filters sunlight, and a sumptuous shaggy fur rug warms a concrete floor.
Rustic Luxe Modern Design Inspiration
Imagine how much painting the brick white modernized and lightened this space:
The exposed rafters and ductwork add to the “rough” element and certainly create a vibe.
How could you not smile entering this room for a meeting?
Del Piero’s travels yield all sorts of exotic and character-rich finds.
Talk about texture in this rough luxe room!
Who says you can’t frame a collection of framed mirrors?
Luxurious, Minimal, Rustic Modern Rough Luxe Inspiration: Michael Del Piero
The calming effect of neutrals in spaces by Michael Del Piero is immediately felt.
I just want to touch everything on the table!
Is this our favorite collection in a MDP room?
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Rustic Mostly White Vintage Chic Design Inspiration: The Beach Studios
Now we’ll turn to a different flavor of rough luxe across the pond:
Above: Wynchelse – this rustic country coastal cottage kitchen with brilliant natural light is in East Sussex (near Wynchelsea Beach & Rye). The location can be leased for stays as well as photo shoots from The Beach Studios. Interior Design/Photo: Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote, authors of PALE AND INTERESTING.
Isn’t that kitchen unique?
White Rustic Coastal Cottage Design Style: Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote
A white rustic coastal cottage is a vintage chic example of pared down rustic country style. The owners, Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote, re-imagined the 1930’s rustic cottage to maximize the lovely light and to ease daily living.
A restrained white color palette is a testament as to the magic varying textures can work.
Rustic Vintage Style Design Details
Rustic Textures & Vintage Chic Style
Effortless, Natural, Unfussy Rustic Design Style
White Rustic Living Room: Distressed Leather Chairs
Rustic Painted Fireplace & Decor
Rustic White Country Cottage Kitchen Design Inspiration
Black & White Rustic Cottage Kitchen Design: Distressed Cabinet Doors
Weathered Wood in a Cottage Kitchen Breakfast Nook
Vintage Boho Style, Aged Finishes and Weathered Wood
Bright White in a Minimal Country Cottage
Vintage Shutters as Rustic Headboard
White Painted Beadboard, Shiplap & Paneling
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Inspiring Design Books for Rustic Decorating Inspiration
Pieces That Might Work With a Black & White Rustic Decor Plan
I can’t tell you how many times I have been contacted about where to find a sofa just like this one…wood base, not too modern, not too traditional, and good quality.
For vintage chic furniture ideas…SEE THESE ITEMS.
Antique Rustic Stools
Rustic Black Metal
Rustic Black & White Pillow
They’re not just for pulling up to a breakfast counter or dining table. Think about using them as perches and rustic pops for any number of spaces.
They can do double duty as bedside tables, a spot to set a drink, and on the porch for seating or a potted plant.
Here’s a rustic sideboard cabinet with a weathered finish from the Kelly Clarkson’s Collection.
This rustic piece would mix well in a space with a black and white color scheme, and feel free to think beyond the dining room!
Rustic Lovely Country Lamp
Round Tufted Ottoman With Burlap
I like the introduction of rustic burlap to this otherwise elegantly tufted ottoman.
To Complement Rustic Decor
Nobody in the history of rustic modern or rustic country design has professed a love of rustic burlap-tastic, scratchy-rough and nubby bedding, so let’s consider the loveliness of sumptuous, soft, more serene options!
Need a frameless vintage wall mirror to add a modern rustic touch? See options HERE.
More Ideas for Rustic Chic Interior Design
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