Balancing Rustic and Refined

Get tips on the best way to balance dark, rustic materials from designer Phoebe Howard.


Finding the right balance between rustic and refined can be a little tricky, but when you get it right, it really works. In the living room, you can see that we've got the black hardware that holds up the big sliding doors. I've got black curtain hardware and we've got the black lanterns. Then beneath it all, we have sort of the softer palette just you just take the very, very rustic elements and you bring in that little bit of refinement and that finishing touch that it really needed to not feel like a barn.
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