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Rustic + Refined: ASID Award Feature

Feb 26, 2021 01:33PM ● By Lindi Janulewicz

This interior design project provided the homeowner with their desired aesthetic: a modern and lightly rustic design. The resulting style was accomplished by combining raw and rustic elements with refined materials, creating an appealing and inviting home.    

The residence is nestled in a wooded area, and the design scheme plays off of this preserved, natural element. Using a variety of materials, textures, and colors, we achieved a welcoming design that is relaxed, yet sophisticated. The wood floor exhibits a wire-brushed white oak with a custom stain and plays a major role, serving as a canvas for the rest of the design. 

The rustic feel of the wood floor pairs beautifully with the refined elements of poplar and walnut woods, a lightly complected fon du lac stone, and organic, but refined, metals. Textural natural wall coverings and clean-lined furnishings complete the offerings for a comfortable gathering and casual dining space.

 This residential project was recognized with a Silver award by the Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers in September 2020. Providing performing, stylish living solutions for a single man living with a large, loving pet proved to be this project’s greatest challenge. The original design of the home was built with classic longevity in mind, incorporating flex spaces that could easily transition with lifestyle changes. The details of the intelligent, honest design were a collaboration of the client’s present scenario with the strong influence of anticipated future needs. This design-for-success approach included carefully selected materials such as performance fabrics, hardwoods, granite, quartz, and porcelain tiles, helping to achieve this goal flawlessly.  

 This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Home Magazine. Click here to subscribe to the print edition.   

 Meet the Interior Designer
Ellen Turnage
Allied Member, ASID
Interiors Joan and Associates