Today I introduce you to Project Rustic European Luxe, aka #RusticEuroLuxe. Oh my gosh I love, Love, LOVE this project!
First, a bit of background. A gal I’ve known for coming up on 10 years met and fell in love with a guy who has two young sons plus a dog, and now they are one big family who built one big happy home. I’ve been consulting on this project off and on for over a year when they were first building. The original concept was more of an industrial meets European feel, kind of like this…
We are still feeling this image, but are transitioning out of industrial (sorry hubby!) and moving into more of an old European hotel/lodge vibe. We will have luxurious furniture with rustic touches to give the new construction home a soulful feel. The goal is to make the space feel as if it has been collected over time, even though we are under the gun to get it completed ASAP style!
We are now gaining inspiration from images such as these…
You will see a monochromatic color palate with lots of different texture (our favorite word) by way of pickled wood (might have gotten carried away with pickled wood), metallics like brass, pewter, gold and silver, mercury glass, and fabrics including velvet, burlap, and linen. Oh, and there will be animals. Lots and lots of animal friends. The most important element is ample seating to entertain a rowdy crowd, child friendly areas and adult friendly areas. Sound fun? It is.
We have most of our large furniture pieces, and now need to pull is all together. My favorite, yet the most difficult, part.
Want a sneaky peaky at the goodies we have so far? Don’t front, of course you do!
This was happening over the mantel when industrial was the word. The scale was perfect for the very tall vaulted ceiling, but we aren’t feel in it anymore, and it will soon be replaced(!!!). Maybe with something like this…
We got antlers. A lot o’ antlers. What’s that in the background you ask? A Versailles chair, duh.
We might even have two of those babies. But I’m not tellin.
There is some tufted, velvet going on.
Antique, bras, chandy action will be goin down in the dining room.
And my favorite so far, a custom cow hyde upholstered Louis chair. He might also have a friend. In the background are soon-to-be sheepskin X-benches. We see DIYs in our future. And wallpaper…..lots and lots of glorious wallpaper.
Stay tuned, and wish us luck that our damn samples show up before we change our minds again