I am truly inspired by the current decor trend of the ‘sophisticated casual’ feeling of design these days. The sense of subdued luxury, like a woman who spends hours getting that ‘out of bed look’, it is a carefully thought out composition of elements from nature as well as man made, craftsman quality elements.
This image from the IDS show of the Ikea booth display is a perfect example. The mix of wide plank distressed wood, simple brick fireplace which resembles that of an old cabin and cowskins as rugs really play off the very contemporary light fixtures which are hung off copper plumbing pipes above.
This look seems easy to put together, but it really does require some thought and planning so that it does not look like a mish mash from a garage sale. Keep it simple and monochromatic to keep the look from being kitchy.
Photo Credit: Arnal Photography