It may come as a surprise, but this San Diego lovin gal ain't from around here! I was actually born in Oregon and raised in little ol' Carson City, Nevada - just 20 minutes down the mountain from the gorgeous Lake Tahoe. I grew up with the small town, low key life that was centered around anything outdoors related. I didn't realize how outdoorsy the northern Nevadans truly were until I settled into Southern California and would come back for a visit and notice the characteristics infused by nature. From snowboarding to hiking, wakeboarding to backpacking - the "Tahoe way of life" really does shape not only the hobbies of the locals but also the world of interior design. And since I'm here for a week visiting family I thought it might be fun to share some "Tahoe inspired" design styles and dip into the more rustic mountain homes for our weekly blog.
"Modern Rustic" At It's Finest - A Peak Inside Mountain Inspired Homes
I'm always drawn to the black framed doors & windows that line the walls to reveal the beauty of the outdoors - it makes the home feel larger and allows the natural light to pour in!
This gorgeous bathroom is elevated with a woven textured wallcovering & a rustic wood vanity to give it that ideal balance of mountain & modern.
I'm obsessing over this rustic Scandinavian feel with white paneled walls, worn in linens, and walnut wood accents.
What a statement room! Nothing says rustic mountain home like a wood paneled ceiling and a floor to ceiling rock fireplace. Mix in some camel leathers & white walls and you have the dreamiest combo.
This bathroom stopped my Pinterest scrolling dead in their tracks. That bathtub?! The flooring?! Those beams?! Mountain bathing dreams in all of its glory.
If I had a mountain home of my own, you could probably bet it would look a little similar to this black beauty. I especially love the standout entry planked in the light oak for contrast & another rad design element.
Animal heads. How do we feel about them? They aren't my personal go to wall decor of choice but in a cozy mountain cabin something about it just feels right.
This last inspo pic stood out to me for the simplicity and the contrast of the warm, rustic wood & the otherwise white interior. I personally feel like less is more and this space nails that.
It's so fun seeing the relation between location & design isn't it? Part of the fun in traveling is seeing how different places & different cultures express themselves within the context of interiors! Where in the world have you traveled that you loved the design?
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