"Seeing the images of wide open Big Sky country in the movie True Grit makes one long for the serene and peaceful out-of-doors. One searches for this simplicity and serenity in western looks," notes Starin. "What looks new for interiors is western vernacular cleaned up, updated with an eco-spin or used in a cleaner, more modern way."
Keep reading for Starin's favorite elements of this trend:
- Recycled Wood : "Trends overlap. The 'Western Look' meets eco-repurposing with the use of recycled woods. I have seen a number of interiors using recycled industrial wood palettes or old barn wood for a textural effect."
- Cow hides "Natural textures prevail. Hides show up in rugs, as shaped natural hides or as rugs pieced in squares or in strips. Furniture is especially interesting as mid-century Eames chairs are covered in cow hide = modern western or western moderne."
- Horns: "Horns look new because they are used in a cleaner way. Horns are bleached, and used in wall décor, lamps and chandeliers, table bases, chairs, and as accessories in a bowl on a table. I have seen horns and skulls recast in white or clear resin and lit from within for a new spin."
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