As I told you a couple weeks ago when I introduced this series, it has taken me a long time to really figure out what style(s) I truly love.
At my old farmhouse, that I talked about here, my style was 100% shabby chic. It went with the house, and at that time I loved it.
When Grunt Labor and I moved in together, he was definitely not the shabby chic type and we ended up with more of a modern-casual home. We even went to a big furniture chain and bought an entire new bedroom suit (I cringe thinking of it now) that we both thought we loved.
Less than a year later, we sold it.
Our current home, the beloved rancher, has been the house that has taught me what my style truly is – not to say it won’t change a little over time.
It always does.
My style is a mix of Vintage, Modern, and Rustic that somehow all work well together and allow me to keep those family heirlooms that tell a story.
Here’s my Vintage Modern Rustic Living Room where we spend most of our time. Quite a few things have changed since the last home tour.
Let’s start with the whole room…
The gallery wall contains a mish-mash of items that I either made, found at thrift stores, or were handed down. The antlers bring in the rustic vibe to the wall, while the racquet lends a vintage vibe. There are modern touches with the clean lines of photo frames and the navy and white striped pattern on the easy change photo display.
Fun fact about the antlers: They were given to me by Stan the Man, who was a guy I used to teach with. He heard I wanted antlers, so he brought me this set that his dog had drug into the yard (I live in the south – this happens all the time). They still had the skin attached. I jumped up and down for joy and then began googling how I could clean them up. The answer: boil them. I boiled. I’ll let you get a mental image of that for a moment…….
I am pretty much over-the-top smitten with this pistachio bust of David that Grunt Labor got me for Christmas from this Etsy store. Well played, Grunt Labor, well played.
The bust is a fun modern twist on a classic vintage piece.
The gold side table was a Target find. I stalked it from the time they had it in stores, until it went on clearance. I ended up getting it for about $40. It is perfect for moving to the side of the couch or in front of it for easy access to drinks. It’s a modern contrast to our other side table in the room that is vintage.
If you remember in my previous home tour, I had two of those modern wingback chairs from Ikea. Grunt Labor decided he needed his man cave recliner in the living room.
Don’t tell him, but I really like having the two different chairs in the space.
I nabbed the vintage black leather chair for $30 at an estate sale. The faux sheepskin softens the look and brings it a bit more into this century.
I just made the cowhide rug with leftover material from my DIY cowhide lampshade – tutorial on the rug coming soon!
The rustic crate to the left of the modern wingback doubles as a toy box. Those comfy quilts are hiding a whole lot of crazy – we all have our secrets!
The side table was given to me by my next door neighbor. At first, I was going to paint it, but I am really starting to love that vintage-y wood stain.
And cotton is my favorite alternative to fresh flowers… and another little rustic touch.
And totally moving backwards and out of order in the room, is my entryway.
There are more rustic touches here (ahem, the deer head obviously) than in other parts of the house. But, the glittery gold feathers and vintage wall mirrors help to balance them out.
As well as another faux sheepskin on the burlap entry bench.
What do you think? Do you have any Vintage Modern Rustic style in your home?
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You can also see my updated entryway, complete with a navy accent wall here.
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