home tour, interior design

Home Tour :: Urban Rustic In Manhattan

When I first moved into my loft a few months ago, I was spending hours searching out inspiration to help give me a bit of direction, and it led me back to an old favorite of mine...

carter smith dark cozy loft manhattan living room

This dark, cozy Manhattam home belonging to Carter Smith. I remember falling in love with the living room... and then the bath (you'll see why) repeatedly many years back.

rustic loft library nook // carter smith

cozy country meets urban kitchen // carter smith

I love this farmhouse feel in the middle of the city - it's the perfect combination of urban meets rustic, and incredibly cozy. If my own loft had more of the exposed wood, I think I easily could have gone this way with things.

Oh yes, and then there's the bathroom...

rustic loft bath // carter smith

rustic meets country bath in loft // carter smith

I mean... I'd never leave that bath! The entire house combines industrial accents - such as lighting - with plenty of rustic and country inspired accents. The key here is that many of these pieces are antiques, but that doesn't mean that we can't recreate it ourselves...

coco+kelley get the look - urban rustic loft living


1. industrial sputnik pendant // 2. antique barrel chair // 3. black glass door bookcase // 4. mercury glass lamp // 5. striped ceramic vases // 6. heath ceramics bowl // 7. brass bowl // 8. marble topped rustic wood side table // 9. striped rug

A piece like that small rustic stool with the marble top can make a big difference if you don't have all the rustic elements in your own architecture to build on. One think I really love about this space is how much the accessories add to it - especially the combination of metallics (the silver tray on the ottoman, mercury glass in the lighting) and the ceramics in the bath and kitchen. Together they really help create that 'farmhouse' feel.

What do you think of the space overall? The dark and moody has a certain appeal to me, although it can feel a bit heavy at times. I think as long as there was plenty of light - and maybe even some lighter spaces - in the house, I'd love to have a few rooms that feel just like these.

images :: architectural digest design files