Every once and a while I get in the mood for strictly modern spaces. What's needed to soften those spaces are furnishings that are soft & sweet. Dripping femininity chandeliers, brick walls, antique pieces, etc. Especially in Austin, there is an influx of these places. While adhering to the sunny Austin weather, where walls are windows now, pools are essential and lots of exposed brick & wood make the look complete. This South African home tour completely inspires my current design vibe...
The high ceilings and natural light in this place just give the essence of vacation while in your very own home. I can just imagine the warm breeze blowing through. I'm inspired by this magic.
When trying to achieve this look the thing you have to remember is keeping things simple, clean and elegant is a must. Even if your home can't look this clean, just adding a few of the modern/rustic elements can give you the vibe. Take for example this wood table lamp or a wood tree stump, these can add the exposed wood element to the mix. Then throw in a few metal chairs to the mix, a curvy chandelier or two and always feel free to add some chic and simple urns to the mix. Voila! Rustic, modern glamour.
images via dustjacket attic