Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Guesting... (is that a word?)

I'm honored to have a guest post today from Arcadian Lighting.
Take it away Susi...
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Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products. Visit their website and cool blog for more information.

Rustic vintage décor is a popular trend in design right now. Natural materials like stone and reclaimed woods are mixed with vintage cabin, farmhouse and even modern styles to create the charming rustic vintage décor we're seeing in shelter magazines and on design blogs. We've pulled together some examples of retro vintage style. Have you noticed this trend? What do you think? Love? Hate? Let us know!
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) I'm So Vintage
Rustic cabin style is having a bit of a renaissance in design right now. Mixed with other styles like vintage, modern and even contemporary, rustic elements are trending hot right now. Even taxidermy.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Country Living
Rustic and vintage elements fill this new kitchen with charm befitting a 19th century homestead. Recycled wood beams add a rustic feel while accessories like the hanging lantern add vintage charm.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Pinterest
A popular way of adding a rustic feeling to a room is by using antlers as decorative elements.  Hung on walls or displayed in cabinets, antlers add a natural element to a room. This dining room features vintage lighting as well as a vintage bookcase used as a china cabinet.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Pinterest
Reclaimed beams create a dramatic rustic style headboard in this bedroom. Vintage style clip wall sconces add a vintage touch to the rustic chic style room.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Birch and Bird
The white antler chandelier and barn doors add rustic charm to this entry. A vintage Navajo rug adds color as well as a feeling of nostalgia.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Country Living
Vintage and antique flea market finds and heirlooms decorate this stone and wood filled rustic cabin bedroom.  Love the painted chest at the foot of the bed that adds color to the room.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Flickr
Shabby chic vintage style meets rustic in this pretty bedroom.  The masculine wood feeling of the vaulted wood ceiling is offset by the feminine lines of the chandeliers.
Rustic Vintage Decor
Image above (via) Birch and Bird
It may surprise you that vintage modern can also work in a rustic style room.  This large barn style living room has an airiness that works with the clean lines vintage modern furniture and those stunning pendant lights.

Craving more of the retro vintage style? Stop by Arcadian Lighting for more inspirational design ideas.



Wow! Don't you love all those inspiring photos?
Yum.
Thanks Susi, and be sure to check them out!
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4 comments:

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I was so happy to see your post. I live in a log home and enjoy reading decorating magazines, but rarely do they relate to my home. I loved looking at the photos and the mix of every era into the homes. Thanks for something different:)

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

Such great inspirational pictures! I just love old weathered wood!

Nikki said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE! I am a new follower, and am in love with your blog! I stumbled upon your gorgeous homes pics on HOUZZ. and I have been in sort of a rut, with anything creative, and have been trying to get out of it for some time now...its been driving me crazy :P and after browsing through your wonderful blog...I think I may be out of it...for starters, I never even have the motivation to comment on blogs anymore :( But I do want to say you are wonderful...your intro on your home page is super inspiring, and I can not wait to see more...Have a beautiful day!

Kary Ross said...

I so relate to Dawn's comment. I too live in a log home in Arkansas and would love to see more content related blogs! This guest post is awesome! In fact I've pinned several pics to my boards and one of them the pic of the bedroom with the fireplace has one of the folks pinning it asking "what issue of Country Living is this from". Can you or Susi provide answer? She may have grabbed from another Pinterest pinner!

And thanks again for the inspirations!! Love your blog and am an avid reader!!