Mixing rustic and modern elements, this dining room also bridges the gap between late-Winter coziness and early-Spring freshness. There's no need to pick and choose between these disparate concepts — as you can see from this photo, they all play nicely together.I love the mix at play here, as well as some of the quirkier elements in the space. Here are four inspirational ideas you can use in your own home, pulled from this space.
- Leave the firewood within easy access. Just because the Winter season is drawing to an end doesn't mean there won't be a need for another crackling fire in the fireplace or woodburning stove. If you have room, neat vertical stacks of wood can also add a very intriguing visual element to a space.
- If you're partial to rough hewn wood, you need to mix in modern, sleek pieces to balance the look. In this space, the balance is achieved thanks in part to the trio of Easter-egg-colored glazed pendant lamps. They're the perfect offset to the scratched wooden tabletop, and the color of the pendants also add an infusion of Spring color to the space.
- Think beyond flowers. Granted, flowers are lovely, but why stop with just blooms? Take the bowl of pretty objects beside the florals on this table, for example. Do you know what's in that bowl? Turnips. Surprised? Next time you're in the veggie aisle, take a closer look at the rows of produce for unexpected decorating inspiration.
- Turn to open weave chairs for a lighter feel in your home. Heavy wooden chairs can really weigh down a room, especially in a space like this one, which has wooden furniture, wooden floors, wooden beams, and wooden paneling. The perfect offset — and a great choice for Spring — are these woven wire chairs. For a similar look, try the Accademia Vela Chair.