We recently styled a truly exceptional modern home and one of my favorite spaces is this unassuming little office nook at the landing of the upper level. The desk is from Crate and Barrel and it came with traditional-style oval knobs. A quick hardware swap and it feels much more stylish and mod. The art is comprised of a simple white metal frame with a photo of a contemplative bull taken a few summers back at my uncle's property in Salmon, Idaho (a stop on our road trip).
We mixed a bit of country modern into this home with additional framed photos from our trip and other decorative elements which we used in unconventional ways (like these vintage French fruit crate lids as an art installation). It added a lot of warmth and character and nicely contrasted the modern details and finishes in the home; the juxtiposition is both interesting and playful.
Of course we were sold instantly when we saw these lids with the black printed numbers (finds from treaure hunting :) Sometimes unexpected pairings give the best results!
We have cultivated a passion for architecture and design since we were kids. Fortunately we embrace a similar aesthetic and see eye-to-eye on design which has culminated in the style we've termed Modern Cottage. With our combined years of experience in real estate, remodeling, design, development, and construction, we have honed our expertise in Modern Cottage design, and currently create Modern Cottages near Seattle, Washington.