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I’m not an individual who would ever use the phrase “rustic” to explain my fashion. I might in all probability by no means (by no means say by no means) purchase one thing described as “barn fashion” or “farmhouse”. HOWEVER, you guys, I fell in love with a desk. A country desk. Manufactured from previous, funked up wooden.
I’d been just lately impressed by rooms with rustic barn or farm fashion tables paired with trendy chairs and lighting, pinning tons of them to Pinterest and obsessing over discovering the right imperfect desk. I feel the quirkiness and juxtaposition of the desk vs chairs is what I discover most interesting. In my final home, I felt like the whole lot wanted to be mid-century. On this home, there’s no character in any way to compete with—a very clean slate. So, somewhat than settling in on one fashion, I need to get as eclectic as potential whereas nonetheless making the whole lot really feel prefer it’s completely positioned.
Armelle Habib for Inside Out
Design by Jessica Helgerson Photograph by Lincoln Barbour
Ashley Tonner for Home & House
I feel that my navigation towards extra combined items and my acceptance of imperfect and mis-matched items has quite a bit to do with a journey I’m on in my private life: I’m a recovering perfectionist. I’ve been working onerous at combating it, however I by no means considered its results on my private type or aesthetics… However after we moved out of the MCM home, I began excited about the place to go from right here? It was as if an entire new world opened as much as me and this new world of prospects got here with it—an alternative to develop. I needed to create an setting for myself that not wanted intense overthinking and scrutiny. One the place you might drop one thing and if it dented the ground, oh nicely. Or if there was a chip or a divot or a ding right here, I might completely deal with it. I needed to be a “float” “no worries” “it’s all good” sort of individual. Nevertheless, shifting into a brand new home was a problem as a result of it’s like having model new white sneakers that you don’t need to get soiled—in truth, you don’t even need to put on them since you may mess them up. I needed to recover from that basically shortly, being as if we now have a two-yr-previous with sticky palms and soiled ft. So I did. There have been some margaritas and plenty of deep respiration. However, we received over the “newness”, made some scratches and dents, and eased into it, like breaking in a brand new pair of denims. Shifting away from the inconceivable bubble I lived in earlier than and embracing the realness of my life, the truth of getting a two-yr-previous, and the OK-ness of imperfection has made me a greater individual. Anyway, that is in all probability all TMI however finally, my design senses have modified in consequence.
Enter the Farmhouse Salvaged Wooden desk from Restoration Hardware. It’s described as product of “unfinished, strong reclaimed pine timbers from one hundred-yr-previous buildings in Nice Britain.” The “unfinished tabletop bears the patina of reclaimed wooden and is accented with distinctive nicks and imperfections that talk of the wooden’s age and provenance.”
My good friend Michelle of Studio Floor advisable it to me and, at first, I didn’t prefer it as a result of I had a intestine response; It was very farmhouse-y. And really rustic. Upon re-assessment, it was as if beams of sunshine have been popping out of my pc and the angels started to sing. A farmhouse desk with good clear trendy strains—AND IT COMES IN BLACK! AND IT WAS ON SALE! Shut up and take my cash. At first, we ordered the smallest measurement solely to be fantastically disenchanted at how disproportionate it was; we’d utterly underestimated the dimensions of our eating area. Fortunately, RH customer support was superior about exchanging it, and so we ordered two sizes up and I couldn’t be happier. Convey on the dings, dents and scratches!
I do know what all you die-exhausting trendy purists are considering – I can hear your groans from right here. However simply LOOK at this desk. LOOK AT IT.
It already has a narrative to inform and I’m wanting ahead to including to it.
Now, the place can we go from right here?