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The Travaasa Inn in the Texas Hill Country is a great example of a simple yet effective mix of modern and rustic — the sort of style that works well for people who like their interiors to have a nature-inspired appearance but in a clean and modern way. An editor at ApartmentTherapy.com summarized five ways in which Travaasa created an interior style that reflected the natural landscape but kept it comfortable and accessible for those who prefer a modern versus log cabin look.
1) Keep walls neutral and warm Beiges, creams, whites and greens work really well when looking for a base to kick off your rustic modern style.
2) Incorporate patterns that reflect nature We like seeing patterns that have a natural feel to them, whether because of a nice thick texture or because they reflect elements seen in nature.
3) Simple, organic textiles That being said about patterns, the large majority of textiles should sport a solid, simple, fresh look.
4) Rough woods and rich finishes You don't have to invest only in lamps made out of old tree trunks, but incorporating a few items with a rough wood finish and/or seeing that the finishes you do have in your space are dark or rich will help cement a rustic modern look.
5) Oversized side items and accessories To avoid a cluttered look, mix in some intentionally oversized pieces to bring in interest. They'll take up a lot of visual space without having to fill a room with lots of unneccessary accessories.
Rustic-lighting.com has many offerings for simple lighting designs. Here are just a couple that incorporate the idea of a richly finished yet simple design as shown above on the headboard lights.
Alpine Sconce - Rustic Plain
Sierra Sconce - Rustic Plain