A Rustic Tradition Made With Modern Materials

When vinyl siding first came out, it had the ability to give homes a clean neat look but, many people found that this siding offered little in the way of styles and was somewhat boring. While this was certainly true of the older vinyl siding, new one comes in a variety of interesting colors and styles that makes it far less boring. One of more popular styles in this siding today is the Board and Batten Vinyl Siding. This siding gives homes a traditional old fashioned look that is somehow chic and sophisticated at the same time.

The Board And Batten Look

For those who may not be acquainted with the board and batten look, this is a form of siding that has been used for centuries and was quite popular in the old west because this siding seemed to stand up to almost any kind of weather condition and was simple to put up. All one did is nail vertical boards to the outside of their home with a small space in between. These boards were often 6 inches wide or wider. Once these boards were in place, narrow board called battens were nailed over the spaces left by the wider boards creating a kind of two layered siding effect while protecting the home from the elements.

Board and Batten has the same unique look without the worry of rotting boards or re-staining or painting. Board and Batten comes in a variety of colors from those that look like the more traditional wood siding it is named after to some exciting new colors such as forest green.

Since this siding is vertical rather than horizontal it provides a new and exciting look in vinyl siding that many people like.

Creating Your Own Style With Board And Batten Vinyl Siding

One of the great things about Board and Vinyl siding is that you can use it to create a lot of different looks for the outside of your home. You can use this siding alone or in conjunction with brick or stone siding to create exactly the right look for your home. This siding is more versatile than many of the styles today making it easy to work with and allowing you to give your home a classic and classy look.

This siding comes in both a rough hewn look for people who want their home to look more rustic and a more polished look that works well with contemporary looking homes. If you are thinking of residing your home and like the low maintenance of vinyl siding but, not the same boring old style then why not check out board and batten vinyl siding? It just may be the look you have been waiting for.

Rustic Modern Interiors and Furniture

The rustic-modern interior trend is a welcome change from vintage rustic taking a break from the fussiness about aesthetics. Rustic exposed unfinished beams and brick walls with natural wood or stone floors furnished with antique furniture and natural fabrics. That’s a style I enjoy exploring.

Incorporating rustic elements into our homes in a casually sophisticated ways such as using an antique door as a headboard. The key here is the display. Open up the doors so that the two door panels hand on either side of the frame and hang a beautiful iron lantern to complete the design. Simple iron nightstands and a long trunk at the end of the bed with hand woven artisan crafted bed linen. The idea is to be understated. Rustic patina mirrors sit over a long dresser with a contemporary modern chair defines the look.

Salvaged arches make phenomenal floor mirrors mix with plush upholstery, industrial chairs, and lots of vintage white. The reclaimed old door coffee table and fire console give the right amount of texture to an otherwise modernistic room. A bright yellow carved armoire against the white wall gives the pop of color. Rustic furniture mixed with modern functional chairs with clean lines gives the sophisticated edge. Sophisticated design mixes with a rustic white door dining table and leather chairs.

The kitchen is more towards a rustic industrial style with steel framed windows. White paint and granite counters keep the modern edge contrasting with an antique tribal carved Damchia which has been converted into an island making the piece more functional.

Fresh yet worn with the tender love of family get togethers the daybed sits in the corner. Use soft colors in the powder blue and iced violet spectrum and keep the level of distressing on cabinets soft. No curtains on the windows give a feeling of open space

The bathroom vanity is made from old beat up doors sideboard with a granite top and vessel sinks. Pendant lights and plain glass showers with marble tiles wall to wall give the bathroom understated sophisticated modern rustic elegance.

The library has a huge carved antique bone table with white upholstered armchairs and a bench on the other side. Modern bookshelves line the wall which is packed with classics and encyclopedias. The main wall is dedicated to family pictures framed in old carved wood and burnished brass. Nostalgic and vintage yet modern, comfort is the key element in this design.