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Room Of The Week 8.13

My obsession with this Room of the Week started with this dining room...

modern cabin dining room with exposed wood brick and leather | via coco+kelley

When we were designing our own, I had this on my board for inspiration. I loved the mix of materials - leather, wood, painted brick - and that black and white rug. I admired the fact that even though there's a lot going on here (check out the strange mix of windows, where the brick leaves off, even the roof line) that it somehow feels calm and seamless.

So, since I'm revisiting some design plans for the house this weekend, I thought I'd look up the rest of this home to see what inspiration it had to offer...

modern rustic living room with exposed beams and red white and black decor | via coco+kelley

And as it turns out - there's plenty! This is the living room adjoining the dining area (see it back there?) which lends a little insight into where that brick is coming from - a beautiful firplace that stretches all the way up into the loft and eaves. I'm not usually one to be a fan of red (it's not very relaxing to me) and quite honestly, I would have never thought to put red in a home so full of exposed warm wood, but somehow (perhaps it's the addition of so much white?) it works.

The patchwork of rugs are also certainly helping the cause.

modern rustic living room with exposed beams and red white and black decor | via coco+kelley

While the seating is a bit too modern for my taste, in such a rustic setting, I suppose it's a nice balance?  The main dining room is much more style though...

modern rustic dining room with brick fireplace and herringbone floors | via coco+kelley

modern rustic dining room with brick fireplace | via coco+kelley

And can we talk about that tile floor? I've been struggling with what kind of wood to put in the kitchen when we remodel, and this definitely has me considering a different direction! And that huge rug under the dining table is perfection.

modern rustic kitchen with wood cabinets and mixed materials | via coco+kelley

Again, another well-done mix of materials here - I love when a backsplash goes all the way up the wall!

images :: via architectural digest