Deconstruct the log cabin. Kiln‐dried cut firewood insulates this unique home in Montana, while native grasses cover the roof. Of course, you don't have to go to the extreme of using a facade completely made of logs. Log details can add a rustic modern touch in smaller doses. A custom‐cut log design adds warm Western style to this bathroom ceiling.
Add some soft and rough. The color scheme here is simple, but the effect is stunning. Look beyond the simple monochromatic palette and you'll see a range of textures at work. Contrast the matte black wall with the rough surface of the white painted bricks, and the soft, inviting bed throw with the rough, natural‐fiber rug. Even the ceiling and artwork are textured. This is an all‐over tactile and visual feast.
Elegant Moldings. When a client's home has historic character, I never want to cover it up. Shades mounted inside the window frame, paired with eye‐catching trim, allow light control without feeling fussy. If you don't have historic molding, a window is a great place to add some. It's a smaller task than lining a whole ceiling, and you can do it in just one room.