La Lune Style: Rustic, Traditional, Eclectic, Transitional?

 

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Living Room by Andrew Maier, Locust Valley, NY – La Lune Collection Club Chair #1175

Let’s imagine we’re designing a living room around a La Lune Collection club chair – how would we describe the style of this room?  One would be tempted to identify it as “rustic”,  but truthfully, doing so would quite limit the realm of design possibilities.  Interior designers across the country have brilliantly implemented La Lune Collection furniture in installations that span the design spectrum – rustic, traditional, eclectic, transitional, and yes, even contemporary.

La Lune Collection favorite, interior designer Andrew Maier in Locust Valley, NY, demonstrates the flexibility of utilizing La Lune Collection furniture in his beautiful installations, which represent the perfect marriage of classic interior design styling with a touch of rustic sensibility.

The living room pictured here – which demonstrates the design versatility of both Andrew Maier and La Lune Collection – is a showcase of symmetry. Note the clean lines of the traditional sofa, the slightly funky brass-tacked coffee table, and the Asian-influenced bamboo mirror, all three solidly anchoring the center of the room. Branching off from this center in symmetrical layers are patterned pillows, traditional lamp-shaded wall sconces, impressive celadon vases overflowing with bloomed branches, and finally (and dramatically) a pair of La Lune Collection Club Chairs #1175 in Antique White to frame the entire design “picture”.  Kudos, Andrew!

 

Rustic Bedroom Style: The Canopy Bed

In Medieval times, the noble inhabitants of castles and manor houses dealt with some serious challenges – for example, sometimes there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house!  This posed a real problem when bugs and other nasty things would drop on a noble in the middle of the night, really ruining a good night’s sleep. The answer? A bed with big posts and a sheet draped over the top, and voilà, the Canopy Bed was born.

Although the Canopy Bed was originally created to provide shelter, warmth, and privacy, today it will still do all of those things, PLUS it will make a rustic bedroom design statement that is truly unparalleled.

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Billy Beson Ski Resort Bedroom, La Lune Collection Rustic Canopy Bed #4282

A rustic Canopy Bed creates a magical – even majestic – presence in a bedroom without being ostentatious. And, we particularly like canopy beds without the canopy, as shown in this stunning bedroom design by interior designer Billy Beson of Minneapolis. He has dramatically paired a soft chocolate-brown leather loveseat next to La Lune Collection Rustic Canopy Bed #4282 to create a magnificent bedroom in this amazing Bachelor’s Gulch chalet, perched atop Beaver Creek, Colorado – simply gorgeous.

Rustic Patio Style: Part Deux

La Lune Collection has served as the stylistic centerpiece for hundreds of rustic porches – all across the United States – for several decades.  We confess that we have our own favorites, and jump at the chance to share them with our followers and fans whenever possible.

We love this charming outdoors setting from our friends at Fern Hill Design in Stevenson, Maryland. Can’t you just imagine lounging in this gorgeous covered rustic porch with friends and family, sipping on some lemonade (or wine), swaying on the porch swing with your face caressed by the gentle New England breezes?  Indeed – so can we!

Take a closer look at these La Lune pieces that Fern Hill Design has utilized so artfully: Rustic Club Chair #1230, Rustic Ottoman #1243, Rustic Porch Swing #1233, and Rustic Coffee Table #3373.

rustic porch by Fern Hill Designs

Rustic Patio by Fern Hill Design, Stevenson, MD

Choosing a Rustic Dining Chair

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SCW Interiors Dining Room, La Lune Collection #1400 Side Chair

 

After you’ve picked just the right dining table, how will you decide which rustic dining chairs will be the perfect accompaniments to it?  Certainly there are even more chair choices available than tables, and finding the right match for your table and your lifestyle is an important decision.

Side Chairs or Arm Chairs? Although customary to place arm chairs at the head of the table and side chairs on the sides, depending on your space -visually or actual – it’s really quite acceptable to use all side chairs or all arm chairs at your table.

Another consideration is whether to opt for “open” back or upholstered back chairs. Whereas a smaller space might recommend itself to a more delicate, open style chair, a large space would welcome larger, more defined shapes. And, mixing upholstered-back and open-back rustic chairs creates design interest at your dining table – why not use two upholstered-back chairs anchoring the ends of the table with open-back chairs lining the sides?

La Lune Collection offers a wide range of dining chairs for every rustic dining setting imaginable.  One of our favorite dining rooms, shown here from SCW Interiors, beautifully uses La Lune Collection Side Chairs #1400 and was showcased recently in Traditional Home Magazine.

Rustic Wedding, La Lune Style!

Here comes the bride!

We’re delighted to share this beautiful wedding shot from the enchanting resort, Whiteface Lodge, located in scenic Lake Placid, New York. Interest in rustic wedding style is at an all-time high, and this photo demonstrates rustic wedding perfection, right down to the La Lune Collection chairs.

To find out more about these very chairs, and others, check out the complete La Lune Collection SEATING section.

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Rustic La Lune Wedding, Lake Placid, NY

Patio Style: The Rustic Retreat

What’s your patio style?

According to a recent article in Good Housekeeping Magazine, it would be a good idea to include some La Lune Collection rustic chairs.

Featuring our #1400 Side Chair and #1402 Arm Chair, the article explains how La Lune Collection favorite designer, Kathryn Long of Ambiance Interiors in Asheville, N.C.,  “embraces the spirit of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains with this screened-in porch. She calls on natural elements to play up the surroundings, creating an enchanting look for anyone who loves the outdoors.”

We couldn’t agree more!

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Rustic Patio Style – La Lune Collection Side Chair #1400

Unique Custom Furniture Ideas? La Lune Collection Loves Them!

At La Lune Collection, we just LOVE when clients come to us with unique ideas for custom pieces.

For example, our very talented friends at Weiss & Wirth Interior Design, Glenwood Springs, CO, commissioned an extraordinary custom rustic bunk bed with bookshelves and storage drawers for their most precious of customers, the sweet Adrien and Esme.  This bed now resides  in their family’s “ultimate mountain hideaway” at Snowmass Valley.  (Be sure to check out Weiss & Wirth’s website for more photos of this beautiful retreat.)

We – and they – think the end result couldn’t be more perfect!

Check out this bunk bed’s progression, concept to completion.

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Custom Rustic Bunk Bed

Rustic Furniture – a History

exquisitely designed and crafted historic rustic furniture

Historic Rustic Furniture

La Lune Collection may be the most exquisitely designed and crafted rustic furniture made today, but rustic furniture itself has a long and fascinating history in the United States. In the mid 1800’s, a clamor for rustic furniture was created by magnificent Adirondack country retreats, or “camps” – the summer escapes for wealthy families such as the Vanderbilts, Morgans, and Roosevelts.

Rustic subsequently became so popular that it was commonplace to be photographed for formal portraits with a charming piece of rustic furniture, as with this dapper gentleman and young child perched on a rustic settee.

Check out some beautiful rustic settees made by the craftsmen of  La Lune Collection – we’ll bet there are some wonderful portraits being taken with them today!