Fine furnishings trends come and go, but one new design style has caught the attention of professional interior designers around the country. It’s called the rustic luxury style and, because it’s perfectly suited to the Utah lifestyle, you’re going to love the way it looks in you home or business.
To get the sense of this design style, think Aspen, Breckenridge and Sundance. To capture its essence for your space, combine a subtle but sophisticated color palette with heirloom-quality fine furnishings and luxe accessories.
Colors and Textures of Rustic Luxury
The rustic luxury design style relies on nature’s deepest splendor for its colors.
Picture the deep blue sky of Sundance at sunset, the sparkling, icy white of Aspen’s slopes after a fresh snowfall, the deep silver of Carrera marble and the rich warmth of polished mahogany wood.
The rustic textures are primarily natural, like those you would find outdoors. Think nubby fabric and hand-carved wood. The feel is substantial, strong and enduring. The lines and profiles combine straight and true with the natural lines of rough-hewn or hand-scraped wood.
Bring luxury into the mix with shimmering touches of silk or polished cotton fabric. Offset the rustic character of natural materials with the luxe depth of jewel tones and shimmering black granite.
Fine Furnishings for Rustic Luxury Decor
Rustic luxury is definitely not shabby or even rustic chic. This design ethos is characterized by the luxury touches of fine furnishings.
Think hand-tanned leather sofas and armchairs. Heirloom-quality polished wood tables go hand-in-hand with metal surfaces of tin and galvanized steel. The scale of individual pieces is larger than life but, taken as a whole, the room is sleek and spare, never overcrowded or cluttered.
In the master bedroom, picture an oversized headboard and a foot bench upholstered in fur or hide. Enhance the sitting area with a leather club chair and ottoman, the perfect spot for quiet reading or catnapping.
Choose the Perfect Lighting and Accessories to Complete the Look
Once you’re selected the colors and fine furnishings, complete your rustic luxury design by choosing the ideal lighting and accessories.
Classic crystal chandeliers, pendants with Edison bulbs, and artistic sculpted metal fixtures create a juxtaposition of large and small. Add plush area rugs and silk toss pillows, but not too many. Rustic luxury emphasizes quality over quantity.
Accessorize with driftwood sculptures and a few found objects, but keep it understated. Wall art should appear curated and rare, using a few large pieces and nothing else.
Guild Hall Fine Furnishings of Salt Lake City offers a large collection of furniture, lighting and accessories, carefully selected to meet the most discerning taste. We also offer custom furniture for residential and commercial applications, as well as custom window coverings.
Visit us today to learn more about the rustic luxury design style, or to browse our impressive collection of fine furnishings.