Summer is the time of the year when the beautiful weather, warm sand, and the crashing surf all collide in one perfect collection of relaxed and elegantly simple living. Bringing the beach house home can be an easy way to make your home feel like it’s always summer.
Modern Rustic is the new hot décor on the block, and what’s not to love? The antique charm and classic lines coupled with modern amenities can be a beautiful combination when designed properly into a room. Bringing the Midwest feel of a farmhouse or the classic lines of a Southern manor, Modern Rustic gives new life to old antiques and can open the door to new possibilities.
“Creating the rustic modern look is an organic process that takes time and commitment.” – Ali Hanan, Modern Rustic: Natural Ideas for a Contemporary Lifestyle
Even though the creator of Modern Rustic published his first works in late 2000, the trend did not reach a wide audience until almost 10 years later. Stylists and homeowners alike are drawn to the style because it allows newer modernized amenities to be mixed into the original charm of rustic décor.
If you’re passionate about prints, you’re no stranger to decorating and redecorating based on current trends and seasons. Incorporating bold designs and patterns into your home décor can be challenging, but certainly doesn’t have to be. The key to mixing patterns like a pro will come a little easier once you’re familiar with the basic do’s and don’ts of print clashing.
1. Find Your Power Print
When jumping into mixing your favorite prints, the best thing to do is to start with one primary print that will carry the overall theme of your room. Maybe it’s a bold ikat drape or a floral window seat cushion. Whatever it may be, make sure it’s one that you’ll enjoy for longer periods of time. It’s this piece that will build the rest of the room.
Cushion Source™ is pleased to feature interior designer Ashley Gilbreath, founder of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design and owner of PARISH Shoppe, as our guest blogger this month. Gilbreath previously worked with famed designer Richard Keith Langham in New York City before she went on to perfect her craft in the commercial, hospitality, and residential design industries with numerous clients across the U.S. Gilbreath’s aesthetic vision produces timeless design traditions of blending old and new elements into sophisticated works of art. Her unique perspective results in spaces that are both relaxed and versatile.
Located in the charming Cloverdale Village of Montgomery, Ala., PARISH Shoppe also houses her custom design studio. Gilbreath recently loaned us her studio to use as a backdrop for a Cushion Source photo shoot. During the shoot, she was kind enough to share some of her trade secrets for decorating outdoors with custom cushions and pillows.