Living in Asheville, North Carolina means endless hikes, camping, shopping, dining and art viewing opportunities. This funky and eclectic spirit of our Blue Ridge Mountain town doesn’t have to end when you enter your home. Create a one-of-a-kind mountainy feel for your home to bring the culture of Asheville into everything you do!
We’re all about keeping it classy, cozy, and all the while taking inspiration from the amazing nature that surrounds us. Take a look as we explore some classic and up and coming interior trends for 2019.
Choosing the Perfect Pieces
Classic furniture never goes out of style and this year offers no exception. Select luxurious leather furniture for a mature mountain vibe. Opt for distressed leather or leather embellished with brass furniture tacks. For a timeless look, add a wooden rocking chair to the corner of your living space.
Creating a cozy atmosphere in your home is perfect after a long day of outdoor adventuring. Achieve this with lighting and décor elements. Invite dwellers to relax by placing a chunky knit blanket over the back of a chair. Make sure to add oversized throw pillows with rich Aztec designs or textured solids in comforting tones like maroon, gold, and forest green. Use lamps with neutral or amber colored shades to create an intimate, cozy vibe. Try a recent trend by opting for vintage lighting such as copper mounts or rustic antique lamps.
Feature Natural Elements
Gone is the tech-centered décor of 2018. This year is moving forward with fresh, natural materials such as copper, stone, concrete, and granite—a perfect match for your mountain-inspired décor. Focus on incorporating earth-toned color palettes and décor throughout your home to bring in the comfort of the great outdoors. Examples of this include displaying your fireplace logs in an iron log rack and featuring live indoor plants in sunny areas.
Mountain homes often feature large picture framed windows that allow views of the scenic mountain vistas. If your home offers a view, consider leaving windows uncovered or use a rolling natural fiber or canvas shade for privacy. Another popular choice is installing low-E glass in windows to protect rugs, floors, and furniture from the high-altitude sun.
Incorporate Favorite Mountain Memories
Landscaped prints or artwork of your favorite mountain range are the perfect personal touch to really make your house feel like a home. Print and frame some family photos from your recent hiking or ski trips and place them throughout. This will remind you daily how lucky you are to live in an environment where you can enjoy the outdoor activities that bring your family together.
For an additional personal touch, consider visiting local antique or craftsman shops to find one-of-kind pieces, like a vintage pair of skis or locally hand-carved wooden bowls or trays.
Mountain design calls for incorporating plenty of interesting textures such as faux furs, raw wood, and weathered elements. Popular materials include natural and rough woods like reclaimed barn wood and live edge slabs for tables and kitchen islands. For flooring, consider distressed light wood or polished dark wood for a more luxurious look. Don’t forget to add warmth and additional texture with an oriental rug or one with natural fiber elements, like jute or bamboo.
Consider adding an accent wall to your main living space or bedroom. Use reclaimed shiplap or stone to bring additional texture into your space. Paint your remaining walls with a rich cream, sage, or tan. If an accent wall is outside your comfort zone, try a textured paint like an antique glazing or a crackling medium for a weathered look.
Rose gold was one of 2018’s most popular décor trends, yet for 2019 professional designers are expecting copper accents to reign. This is a great chance for you to add rustic-style copper elements throughout your home. Decorative and functional hardware on doors and cabinetry is a great subtle way to incorporate this into your design.
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, consider making it a focal point. Embellish your fireplace with natural brick or stone and add a rustic style wooden mantel. Complete the look with wrought iron lighting elements, raw Agate or Geode bookends, and your favorite smelling candle.
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