When they moved, their belongings filled two 26-foot moving trucks; they made an additional trip with one of the trucks, plus five more trips with a minivan. Kelsey, an artist who spent years working as a fashion model.

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Lewis, who stocked up on vintage ones when they moved upstate. Bean, whose boots and bags have made a comeback in recent years. The living room with windows on three sides is filled with books and, at last count, 20 rugs. Coggins moved to the apartment a little over a year ago, he recreated the book display from his previous home, using a photograph he had taken of the shelves as a reference.

A red-and-white boating flag is draped over a door. To friends who are collectors, his apartment isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Coggins hesitated, then offered an anecdote about a former girlfriend. But the five stores listed below offer a good selection of items new and old. Linen towels, woolen blankets, cleaning tools with wooden handles, ceramic tableware in cream or white and waxed canvas bags can all be purchased here. Open since 1995, this home décor shop and architectural salvage company sells and goods for the home, new and vintage, with a country feel.

Glass jars and tableware, vases, linens and enamel lighting are among the fixtures; antique book presses and other unique pieces come and go. A capiz shell chandelier hangs above the coffee table, an eight-foot-long railroad cart the couple salvaged. The vintage orange lockers were scored on one of the couple’s weekly buying trips for their store. A trio of vessels holds a collection of pool balls, antique lawn bowling balls and spools of thread. Rather than carve up the space to include a walk-in closet, the couple installed a floating wall of steel and frosted glass that hides a dressing area and an 11-foot wall of closets. Bedside lamps were crafted from reclaimed architectural pieces, and the couple made the mirrored bi-fold screen at the far right out of two antique armoire doors. An antique school desk and chair sit below more gear-casting molds the couple bracketed together for smart, stylish wine storage. A charcoal shag rug adds cozy texture, while a chandelier (hung very low, so that it’s part of the grouping) brings a splash of drama. Italian crystal chandelier we spray-painted black to give it a modern feel. A festive display in the living space. The catalog contains records for approximately 45, 000 titles, which includes inventory currently in stock and available for sale, as well as an archive of titles previously stocked.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your project. Rustic: constructed or made in a plain and simple fashion. Dining: to eat the principal meal of the day. Obviously, each of these words is fairly simple and easy to understand. However, when they’re combined, that’s where the real magic happens. American inspiration into a deliverable form!

Rather, it’s a guiding principle and overarching concept. The decor is tasteful yet not too buttoned-up; we embrace a bit of eclecticism with bright colors, warmly appealing wooden tables, and exposed brick detailing. While the venue is open and spacious, two wood burning stoves offer a sense of coziness. Wine lovers will adore the ability to elevate their dining experience with selections from our well curated list. Cocktails, too, can transform a dinner out into a memorable experience. To that point, we have a creative cocktail list.

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For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Included are fresh takes on traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artistic abodes, and places for play-all exquisitely photographed and expertly discussed. This sylvan style then, as today, spoke to a collective yearning for a simpler life and a return to nature’s embrace amidst a noisy, increasingly crowded world. Passion for rustic style has waxed and waned over the decades, but it has never gone out of fashion. A series of views on life taken from early morning. Alan provides detailed, practical information on procuring. Burlap is a sensational choice for weddings, gift giving, holiday decorating, and even wearable art. Let your imagination go wild by pairing all types of burlap. When done right, the house will not only lose its “suburban” feel, but it will also appear to grow out of the ground, as if it’s connected to the site and to something bigger: the site’s historical relevance. Here are three dos and don’ts to keep in mind when aiming for that traditional mixed-materials look. Make sure to keep the big picture in mind; there are both aesthetic and technical reasons as to why you should choose certain materials. Using one material runs the risk of the home looking too modern; while modern can be a good choice on its own, it’s a counterintuitive one if you are hoping to achieve this organic mixed-materials look. Part of the value of mixed materials is that it alludes to a part of world history that involved continuous architecture. A house built in 1800 might have added a bedroom in 1850, a bathroom in 1900, and so on. There’s a classic form of architectural expression: the ground, the roof, and the architecture between the two. A stone base is a great way to aesthetically connect the home to the ground. In the kitchen and dining area above, stone and brick are key players—a practice done for centuries when wood-burning ovens commonly caused kitchen fires.


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Or at least consider that if you do, you’ll end up with a home that feels more like a hunting cabin or an overnight mountain lodge (not a bad choice, just a distinct style). In the photo above, a big, bold stone fireplace dominates the living room—its mantel was distressed to appear over 100 years old, and it’s worth saying that there is no substitute for real stone. In the entryway above, hand-hewn columns and beams take center stage, complete with blacksmith iron strapping.

We specialize in live edge black walnut slabs as well as other domestic species.

We specialize in producing high quality kiln dried slabs and mantels. The slabs and/or flitches come from hand-selected harvested trees, recovered logs and stumps. The slabs are kiln dried, a necessary service to avoid warping and shrinkage. The slabs can be planed, sanded and buffed on one side, if requested. Once this process is completed the slabs are ready to be made into a beautiful custom project of your choice.

We take the time and effort in book matching slabs from the same trees. This allows buyers to purchase slabs that match with the same grains, textures and colors.

Our web site contains a diverse selection of walnut slabs, they vary in lengths and sizes, and are either in stock, in the kiln or on our log yard.

We add new inventory daily and can custom cut and dry slabs of your needed sizes and/or quantities.

We encourage you to check out our inventory. Us today to arrange an appointment. Posted above the cast-bronze door knocker in the shape of a longhorn skull, its irregular edges stand out against a glossy coat of chipped teal paint. And as both a statement of place and a means of self-expression, a rustic-built environment is always unique.

Then, as today, its sylvan style spoke to a collective yearning for a simpler life and the appeal of nature as a refuge from an increasingly frenetic world. It is aspecific to any time period, yet it is always rooted in place. The idea, quite literally, is to leave no trace. The seeming simplicity of a traditional square log cabin of weathered materials belies its technological forwardness. A large pond, dug to a depth of 25 feet for consistent temperatures, houses geothermal heat-exchange plates. Whatever the approach, these homes are highly original and meticulously crafted, thoughtfully conceived, sensitively sited and beautifully executed. Rustic is the ultimate in place-based architecture. Mudrooms offer an opportunity for whimsicality, while bedrooms demand luxurious fabrics and a cozy place to cocoon. Indoor-outdoor living spaces are essential and appear in all iterations, but it is the fireplaces that are central to rustic living. They ground the homes, generate literal and figurative warmth, create a refuge from the elements and provide a focal point. Thanks to a thriving craft in stonemasonry, talented architects make the most of them. Despite technological innovations, touchstone materials have not changed over time. At the same time, they feel free to inject their own and their clients’ personalities into the projects.

Pointed doors accommodate sloped ceilings. It has shifted away from classic representational western art and leans more toward abstract works, with lighter, more minimal framing, or classic black-and-white photography in gallery framing. Today the genre employs classic rustic elements with architectural innovations and surprises, such as towers, bridges and unassuming entryways opening to grand expanses. Living roofs and underground rooms mitigate mass and help structures blend into their surroundings. But the seeming simplicity of many of today’s new rustic homes belies their technical innovations, including passive solar and geothermal heating and other innovative, earth-friendly technologies. Rustic style is sustainably minded in other ways; repurposing goes well beyond reclaimed woods and timbers to whole buildings, such as a calving shed turned into a rec room, or a caboose used as guesthouse. Owners are hugely invested in projects, even when they work full-time in distant cities. As a trend, rustic style has waxed and waned over the decades, but it has never gone out of fashion. It speaks to our history, our belief in the healing power of nature and our enduring desire to get away from it all. Each having grown up with a farm in their family background, the couple had hoped to re-create some expression of those experiences. Their only caveat was that they did not want to be able to hear traffic from their home. The three years spent getting to know the property proved invaluable. This in turn allowed us to locate the entrance drive appropriately so it was not placed on farmable land.

We took time to hear the stories from our neighbors about mistakes and opportunities they discovered in their time on their property. It also allowed time for us to learn about passive solar buildings and energy-efficient building means and methods.

We were then able to challenge our architectural and building team to think a bit differently about that. It also allowed us time to ‘soak in’ the property and get to know it well. The drive-through garage/woodshop is set at a right angle to the house; the result is a dooryard that has regional precedent. It’s also a very functional space that becomes an extension of the house.


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With smaller front windows, the house appears barnlike from the driveway. Guest bedrooms are located upstairs, while the master bedroom is on the ground floor; the laundry and mechanical equipment are housed on the lower ground floor, built into the hillside. Although historic in form, the home is very modern in function. The siting and the windows were carefully conceived to maximize solar gain. Bertelli, “but it preserved the origins of the project.” and for the owners, that was important. Their historic adobe had three rooms dated back to 1885; later additions were added in the 1930s and ’50s. It’s hard to visualize now the way the home appeared when they bought it in 1995. Buehner, a carpenter, was up to the challenge; he had decades of hands-on experience. They re-plastered the inside walls of the entire house with mud, in some cases two to three inches thick because of erosion that had resulted from water running down the walls. Buehner replicated it throughout the house, both inside and out. He remodeled the kitchen and bathrooms and built interior doors, cabinets, walk-in closets and the front door from scratch in his in-town workshop.

We had a camp stove and a hot water spigot sticking out of the wall. In a manner particular to adobes, the house seems rooted to its spot on the earth, appearing to grow from it. It has no hard edges, no jumbled interiors. Rather, each room is a careful balance of volume and proportion. The uniquely tranquil color of the walls is not applied but imbued. Sustainability may be a convenient buzzword, but it’s really just another phrase for treading lightly on land. And when every built structure quite literally leaves a footprint, treading lightly becomes a choice, whether conscious or not. There is no better way to appreciate the great outdoors, it seems, than by inhabiting a conscientiously conceived indoors. Many owners do, in fact, modify their ideas substantially once they’ve had a chance to get to know their land. After several seasons with his full family in residence, though, the place had worked its magic; for the time being at least, their compact home suits all their needs. There is no wasted space and the home is extremely efficient. This was important to the lifelong outdoorsman and avid conservationist. They dug the main pond to a depth of 25 feet, where the temperature is constant at 55 degrees, and installed geothermal heat-exchange plates. From the magnificent to the mundane, every detail was considered, resulting in an array of solar panels (which generate 20% of the home’s energy needs) fixed to the horse barn’s corrugated tin roof (reclaimed, of course). Reclaimed and local materials were used throughout the project, while extreme recycling and minimization of construction waste were prioritized.

Handcrafted interiors convey warmth and celebrate local craftsmanship, particularly in the loft stairway with antler balustrade, a major focal point in the home. There are some crucial considerations to making a smaller home successful. First, there needs to be an expression of structure; people enjoy the sight of beams, columns and connections. Second, a sense of transparency: you need to see in and around and through, while still protecting inhabitants from the elements. And lastly, great architecture must be site-specific; it is essential that the built response feel as though it truly belongs, that it is uniquely and organically rooted in its place. The cabin’s cozy warmth and intimacy, its relationship to the pond and landscape, and its handmade character all combine to create a family home whose very restrained size is one of its most compelling features. Each is a response to its environment, each is appropriate to its climate and site. The structures are thoughtfully conceived, highly crafted, technologically advanced and filled with light. What hasn’t changed over the past century and a half is the primary mission of rustic elements. Their use results in homes that are grounded, offer sanctuary and are imbued with a sense of place. American rustic homes are nature-based and appropriate to the landscape. Included are fresh takes on traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artistic abodes, and places for play—all artistically photographed and discussed in exquisite prose. May have stamps, stickers and highlighting. Has more markings/highlighting than usual. Included are fresh takes on traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artistic abodes, and places for play―all artistically photographed and discussed in exquisite prose. Each space is consistently highly original and meticulously crafted, thoughtfully conceived, sensitively sited and beautifully executed. Exquisite photography and expert discussion open windows into dream retreats that fulfill a yearning for a simpler life in a chaotic world. This book available in paperback, audiobook or ebook format might save you from a nightmare experience. Make plumbing repairs and improvements like a pro!

Book is filled with homes that are not. The large format and double-page spreads do justice to the beautiful photos. This book has beautiful cabins and houses with that relaxed cabin feel. The kitchen and dining space features open rafters and a dormer window above to let in light. The barnlike structure was built using salvaged materials and repurposed barnwood.

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