Focus on materials like wood grain, stone, and metals. This living room by Purple Cherry Architects features an exposed wood ceiling and a towering stone fireplace.

Wood Works

Brighten rustic spaces with plenty of windows. Designer Anne Hepfer’s Ontario cottage uses black windows, clear white oak floors, and a neutral palette for a modern, Belgian-inspired look.

Window Walls

Opt for simplicity and local materials. Tobias Petri’s Alpine retreat uses larch wood, concrete, and stone found on-site, creating a cozy yet minimalistic space.

Get Modern

Incorporate vibrant colors like red, green, or yellow to break the monotony of earth tones. Hattie Sparks uses dark paint and open windows to connect the room with nature.

Add a Pop of Color

Play with colors, patterns, and greenery. Robin Gannon’s design accents reclaimed beams with grasscloth wallcovering, woven shades, blue mohair Womb chairs, an antique rug, and an antler chandelier.

Patterns Please

Keep designs simple to highlight stunning views. Regan Baker Design uses earthy tones and a clean look so the views remain the focal point.

Enjoy the View

Complement historic details with simple interiors. Liz Caan’s design uses white-painted wooden slats to highlight a stone fireplace and original carriage house features.

Old School

Make a statement with sky-high reclaimed wood ceilings. The Wiseman Group’s design mimics nature with timbers starting low and reaching high, creating a wooded canopy effect.

Soaring Ceilings