This living room in Elle Decor magazine is a great example of using the rustic look with a sophisticated edge. All of the furnishings have a tailored approach which is inviting to most people. The splash of orange is in the accessories only and lets you change this easily. The ceiling is the big wow factor in this space and carries the design aesthetic. The grey painted walls is sophisticated and warm.
If you want to get that western look without going overboard, or looking like you just stepped off a horse. Try mixing neutrals with sutler pops of turquoise like the photo above illustrates. So fun and modern.
Another great way to mix some “cowboy chic” into your interior is by lighting, this floor lamp from Pottery Barn is rustic and with the organic rope shape super fun. You can change out the shade to be a bold color or add a pattern for match your interior.
I just love when designers make a twist on a classic, this chair with cowhide is fun and could complement many interiors. Using the contemporary lines with a rustic seat and chair is so unexpected. This chair is called R-40 cowboy chair and is by Harlan Whitman.
One of my favorite “rustic chic” interiors is the one done by Tracy Svendsen such a fabulous room. She incorporated a rustic feel with the ceiling boards and then adding that black accent wall gave such great impact and a great backdrop for the animal mount. With the clean lines of white and airiness this is a space I would love to relax in.