Mixing primitive, elemental materials and decor with a spare, modern interior has a calming effect that probably touches on something that's bred in our bones. Here, let's take a look at a few examples:
• 1 A 15th century house renovated by Christian Speck.
• 2 from Tyler & Sarah's Primitive Modern Retreat
• 3 Rondo fireplace by Germany's Redwitz
• 4 Lower East Side loft by Anima, image: Chuck Choi
• 5 A reclaimed railroad tie mirror from Hobble Creek Trading Co., $454