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Mark & Judy R.
1st of all my wife & I would like to say that we are more than happy with our Fireside bed, it is beyond our expectations and so easy to set up and very well built. The look is excatly what we are looking for. 2nd I have been in the freigt business for 20 years and the way your company packaged & shipped this bed was 1st class and we are very impressed and,we want to thank you very much. P.S This is our 20 yr wedding anniversary gift to each other.Thanks again Mark & Judy Jacksonville, Fl

Jennifer S. San Diego, CA
Debbie, I just wanted to thank you again for all your help with getting the log daybed delivered on time last week. My parents were surprised and they just love it!! Everything worked perfectly and it is all because of your help. Thank you so much!!!! Jennifer

Joanne P. Chicago, IL
Thanks again. You are a great company to work with! Joanne

John E, Mississippi
Debby, I just got back from my cabin and everything worked out as planned. The bunk beds were delivered right in time for me to have them put together and made up before our arrival. They look fantastic! It was a real pleasure working with you and I really appreciate your diligence in making sure that everything worked out according to plan! Unfortunately, in our world today, some people we deal with are not near as reliable and professional as the should be. I will recommend your business every chance I get. Please keep my info as I plan on purchasing more furniture from you to furnish our cabin as soon as cash flow allows!!! Best regards, John"

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March 7, 2014 on 10:18 am

Rustic modern design encompasses a longing for a sustainable and simpler living. It has the ability to rekindle a nostalgia that is housed in beautiful handmade furniture and carefully created textures.

It is a décor capable of evoking romantic sentiment and an air of sophistication by pairing elements of a classic log cabin with a modern urban setting.

In his book, Modern Rustic: Natural Ideas for a Contemporary Lifestyle author Ali Hanan wrote that “creating the rustic modern look is an organic process that takes time and commitment. Some decorative touches…may take some effort tracking down, but the end result is timeless.”

Natural style based on neutral tones, textured wood, and soft features can provide a welcome balance to rustic furniture and dark accents, and create the timeless results Hanan envisioned.

Rustic Mirror

This beautiful pine log mirror is simple and clean. It can pull together an entire space without over diluting the room’s rustic touches. Furniture with a strong profile and slightly rough finish make ideal accents.

A popular element used in rustic décor is layering with natural materials. Salvaged wood, glass, stone, brick and tarnished metals create variety, but also blend together, especially when paired with a sophisticated color palate.

White accent pieces have become immensely popular in modern rustic design. The wine rack featured below boasts a beautifully textured finish that would pair wonderfully with a sleek countertop, soft beige and nude walls, and light blue accents in a simple yet slightly modern rustic kitchen.

Furnishings made in light tones are what create a soft, romantic touch that has enchanted designers and homeowners who crave a rustic design, but don’t want their living space to appear outdated.

Rustic Wine Rack

Repurposed items also work well with rustic design. Old birdcages, metal crates and items like wooden ironing boards are the kind of finds that are the ideal finishing touches for modern rustic interiors.

Finally, don’t forget to create contrast. A dark paneled piece in the dining room or bathroom—like the reclaimed barnwood vanity pictured below—can be offset by neutral paint and white accents allowing the piece to take center stage in a room and draw attention to the beautiful rustic finish. A copper basin or sink can be substituted to add a modern sleekness that still exudes rustic appeal.

Reclaimed Barnwood Vanity

Finish the space with elegant lighting using sleek metals, antlered sconces or chandeliers to contrast light and dark pieces. Reflect the light with long mirrors that work to create the illusion of a larger space and bounce light off the alluring finish on the pieces used in the room.

When selecting shiny pieces you’ll want to avoid items that convey stark newness. Although you want to take risks with your style choices it’s important to maintain a harmony in your design. Surfaces with age, distress or tarnish blend together with rustic furnishing in a distinctive and beautiful style.

That isn’t to say you can’t or shouldn’t include surfaces that are sleek. A smooth design can pull your overall look together. Textured pieces can be mixed with simple and clean counters and shelving allowing rustic notes to come through without creating a space overwhelmed by similar design elements.

March 3, 2014 on 10:07 am

ScholarshipLog Cabin Rustics will be sponsoring an on-going scholarship on behalf of participating institutions, with the goal of providing financial assistance to students pursuing an education in architecture and related fields.

The scholarship is open to all students enrolled in architecture, design or construction degrees at participating institutions. The winner will receive a $300 cash for writing the best essay response to each scholarship competition.

Entries must be posted on the Log Cabin Rustics Facebook Page, and winners will be announced on a roughly quarterly basis.

For more information, please visit Log Cabin Rustics scholarship page.

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