When we think "rustic," we often think in terms of barns and log cabins, burlap and lace… or perhaps driftwood and twine, succulents and moss. But you can easily bring this traditional theme into modern times, all without breaking out another mason jar.
Southern California event designer Jesi Haack styled this rustic table with an unexpected detail — rich, jewel-toned leather. Having that beautifully distressed wood to work with doesn't hurt either, but the leather elements really tie it all together, from the chevron table runner to the utensil wraps, and even down to the leather cords around the plates. I especially love the clean, modern lines of the dinnerware and glassware, which show that rustic doesn't always have to mean vintage.
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• Rustic + Modern Table in a Sunny Kitchen
• Stone Creek Camp: A Rustic Modern Retreat in Montana
• Elements of Contemporary Rustic Style