So a new trend, that is not so new, centers around pieces that look old and antique. This new trend is being called rustic or country. If you've ever seen the show Fixer-Upper, than you know the style that I am speaking of. The host likes to use a mix of old antique furnishings and art with rustic flare that creates a space that is inviting and warm without being overly traditional.
One of my new clients is completely obsessed with the show. She wants to mix medals, antique finishings, and fabrics that display or have a farmhouse quality. I have come to love this design style, as it mixes in my own unique talents of creativity and out of the box design skills that you would not normally use in a Southern traditional style home.
By using reclaimed wood, old metal planks, pipe legs and pipe fittings you can create a unique and homey atmosphere that stays true to Southern charm while adding personality to any space.
While I must admit, as an interior designer, I do not have a particular style that I prefer over another. I love to mix elements from every design style that I have encountered. This particular style creates character, yet is very simplistic and timeless which makes it a great style for not only residential but for commercial spaces as well.