Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest Post from Design Shuffle - Rustic Decor

Is anyone else feeling a little blah with all this rain?

I mean don't get me wrong... I have thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon nap with Willen, warm and cozy under our duvet. I've taken out my knitting (something to occupy me when the days get cooler) and I've begun making regular trips to the library to supply myself with an endless stack of beautiful cookbooks, inspiring back issues and of course, a few good pieces of literature.

I have also begun tackling items on my master to-do list. Things like having our furnace inspected before the winter comes, packing away summer clothes, laundering slipcovers etc... I have been feeling really productive around the house lately. 

I've even finished a great deal of my Christmas shopping for this year!

I would say I've been spending most of my time lately, however, fluffing our nest. When I think of decorating during these Fall months, I think rustic. Today I have a guest post from Susi, a writer with Design Shuffle, sharing some tips on how to add the element of rustic style to rooms in your own home.

Thanks Susi.

I’m Susi, a writer for, a great place for people passionate about design to showcase their work and to browse tens of thousands of images from interior designers from around the world. Speaking of photos, The Grower's Daughter invited us to share pics and decorating ideas for rustic décor. Elements of rustic decor add charm and a relaxed style to many rooms. Rustic décor elements are also perfect for fall decorating. Here are some of our favorite elements. Hope you enjoy!

Fall Decorating

Hostess with the Mostest via

This collage shows many elements of rustic décor: repurposed finds; natural elements; handmade and handcrafted; seasonal touches. Mason jars are workhorses of possibilities; use them as vases, storage, candles...there are endless uses.

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Blue Velvet Chair via

Love this Mason jar chandelier. The rope and wood add more rustic charm to this charming DIY candlelier.

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Crate and Barrel via

Natural elements are key to rustic décor. This driftwood mirror from Crate & Barrel has a rustic, beach style that would work well with a rustic or cottage décor.

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Pinterest via

A big design element of rustic décor is wood. This contemporary rustic bathroom has horizontal wood panels that recall a log cabin, but the fixtures are decidedly contemporary. A perfect mix for intriguing bathroom designs.

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The Sweetest Occasion via

Farmhouse and rustic styles are similar in their love for vintage elements. Flea market finds like wire baskets and painted and aged wood tables add rustic charm to any décor.

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Update Dallas via

Rustic décor in the kitchen adds an old world charm to the room. Natural stone on the walls and floor pair with aged wood beams and columns. Vintage school style lighting works well with all the rustic elements.

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Elle Decor via

Rustic décor can also be elegant and chic. This dining room/library has the wooden beams of a barn mixed with antique arm chairs; a traditional chandelier and a farmhouse table; deep colors against creams.

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Elle Decor via

Rustic décor elements like natural stone, wood and nods to the outdoors in the form of taxidermy mix with modern furnishings in this living room. Mixing modern and rustic makes for interesting and appealing interior designs.

For more great ideas and inspiration from interior designers across the U.S. - from San Diego interior designers to New York interior designers - check out Design Shuffle!


  1. The post looks awesome!! Thanks again and I hope to work with you again in the future.
    -Sarah Davis

  2. A lovely collection of cosy autumn interiors. We have had an awful lot of rain here in Ireland too, sometimes it is a lovely opportunity, to stay in, be cosy and be kind to yourself. Although I always have to fight off the guilt first! I love your blog. Love Linda x

  3. I love the black tilts she has in her bathroom. It does really give it a rustic look. I never thought black could work in a bathroom but she made it work.

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