For the holidays this year, treat yourself to some new furniture. Try rustic furniture –it lends itself to almost any architecture and style, and infuses your home with a the warmth and comfort of a European hunting lodge while preserving the essential “you-ness” of your home.
Start with some new seating. Leather lends a masculine ambience to a library or family room without going full-on man cave. Put a pair of cigar chairs, which are basically deep leather club chairs, across from each other atop a jewel-toned Oriental rug. A cocktail table—in metal, wood, or even lucite–between the chairs invites settling in for hot toddies and conversation.
Your dining room takes center stage in November and December. A new chandelier brightens up the space and this one, in twisted iron, has a French vibe that would make it at home in a formal dining room as well as an informal one–the personality of the room hinges on your table and chairs. For entertaining, you can dress up your fixture with greenery. Twine some faux boughs (they will be treated with flame retardants) through the vines and with the 12 lights twinkling, you’ll have beautiful, festive, lighting for your room.
The holidays are the best time to invest in a new dining table to place under that fabulous chandelier. A pine trestle table is akin to the vine chandelier in that it has that French Country feel, and can dress up or down. Slipcovered Parsons chairs make wonderful accompaniments to this table–with basic canvas for every day and damask or moire for fancy dress, your dining room can match the occasion.
Whether your personal style is traditional, modern, European, or a little of everything, visit us for inspiration to add some rustic touches to your decor.