Rustic Reflections – Decorating with Rustic Mirrors

In creating dramatic interiors, choosing how to dress up your walls is critical to establishing the correct atmosphere for the entire room. And, when specifically designing a striking rustic interior, choosing the right rustic mirror can make all the difference!

La Lune Collection Mirror #5020, 3-Drawer Chest #2136

La Lune Collection Mirror #5020, 3-Drawer Chest #2136

Mirrors definitely bring light and depth into rooms – we like to think of them as decorative windows that can be moved around, functioning as virtual “views” wherever they are placed. A bold mirror actually functions as the focal point of a room – it can itself become the space’s artwork, setting the mood for the entire room. Large mirrors in particular brighten any space, creating luminosity and dimension, and visually expanding an area.

La Lune Collection Mirror #5018, which boasts a grand rectangular frame that features finely crafted decorative branch-work, makes a bold rustic statement when paired with a Three-Drawer Chest #2136 showcasing a white birch background. We can also imagine this mirror placed horizontally in a dining room, reflecting candle glow as well as guests’ faces, and setting the tone for a lively dinner.

Another “statement mirror” to consider is La Lune Collection Mirror #5052, which showcases a beautiful sunburst pattern (pictured below).  This mirror is a true piece of artwork, and would be a perfect choice to place above a rustic mantelpiece for maximum rustic impact.

For additional mirror ideas visit La Lune Collection’s website, which features a selection of mirrors in various designs, sizes, and shapes. And, did you know that mirrors are also available from La Lune in custom dimensions, designs, finishes, and options, including mirrors to your own design? Just let us know what you have in mind and we’d be more than delighted to talk to you about your ideas!

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La Lune Collection “Sunburst” Mirror #5052

 

 

 

Rustic Dining Room – The Table!

If you want to spend your mealtimes with friends and family in an environment that imparts an organic ambiance, or if you’d like to bring a bit of nature’s outdoor splendor in to your home, then a rustic dining room is most likely what you’ll want to create.

Rustic interior design is all about nature – it’s primarily about the use of warm woods and natural fabrics, and is full of texture and depth. And, as the rustic dining table will be the centerpiece of your rustic dining room, you’ll want to select just the right one with careful thought given to its design and functionality.

One of the more versatile rustic dining tables in La Lune Collection is the Dining Table #3119, customized with leaves. This beauty handily accommodates an intimate dinner for two, and just as easily seats a boisterous family gathering of ten, simply by adding or subtracting its custom-built leaves.

The first step in what we like to call “the evolution of a dining table”  – can you picture a relaxed breakfast for two at this table on a sunny autumn morning?

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Rustic Dining Table #3119, without leaves

 

Add a leaf or two…

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Rustic Dining Table #3119, adding leaves

 

…and voilà, ready for the lunch crowd!

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Rustic Dining Table #3119, with leaves

 

Finally, the definitive step of this table evolution – an expansive dining presentation, handsomely arranged with ten La Lune Collection Side Chairs #1164 and Arm Chairs #1166. So, go ahead and set the table, place the centerpiece, and let the joyous dinner guests arrive!

Visit the dining table selection featured on our La Lune Collection website, to find an extensive assortment of finely crafted, elegant rustic tables, all hand-crafted in Wisconsin in our small pristine workshop with the utmost attention to detail and artistry.

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Rustic Dining Table #3119, Rustic Side Chairs #1164 & Arm Chairs #1166 by La Lune Collection

 

 

Rustic Log Beds à La Lune Collection

If someone mentions “rustic log bed” to you, and visions of stark hunting cabins come to mind, you may want to think again. Scores of interior designers have used La Lune Collection log beds as the centerpiece of their bedroom designs with dramatic results.

One La Lune favorite is this vacation home bedroom by Laurie Waterhouse Interiors, Jackson, WY – note how Laurie has placed three La Lune Bunk Beds #4254 in a welcoming, charming guest room, cleverly choosing bunks with a twin bed on top and a full bed on the bottom, and thus creating sleeping accommodations for nine lucky guests!

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Bedroom by Laurie Waterhouse, Jackson, WY – La Lune Collection Bunk Bed #4254

 

More dramatic rooms featuring La Lune Collection log beds are found at the luxury guest ranch, Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, MT.  This “rustic log bed”, the stunning Canopy Bed #4090 in Antique White finish, invites weary “glampers” to a sweet sleep at the end of their exhilarating day of outdoor recreation.

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Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, MT – La Lune Collection Canopy Bed #4090

 

La Lune Collection features these beautiful “rustic log beds” – and more –  all designed by Mario Costantini, whose years as an interior designer have imparted the collection with a unique artistic elegance. Each piece of La Lune Collection furniture is carefully crafted by hand in our small, pristine Wisconsin workshop by some of the most skilled furniture artisans in the country. Browse the collection and see for yourself!

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

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 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.

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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 integrates La Lune Collection Side Chairs #1400 and was showcased 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 other “rustic beauties”, 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