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How do you create a lake house design that equally modern as it is rustic? Merging two very different interior design styles can be a tough undertaking. One style leans toward smooth edges and crisp lines, while the other nods to organic movement and rough finishes. How do you blend two styles that are complete opposites? That’s why this recent Decorilla client turned to online interior design to help them achieve the modern rustic living room design of their dreams. Keep reading to see how a once traditional lake house is transformed into the ultimate definition of modern rustic living.


The client wanted to start with a blank slate and leave the creativity up to the designers. However, there were a few items on the list that were very important for the designers to consider while making selections for this modern rustic home.

  • Maximize the view from the large picture windows and promote the feeling of indoor/outdoor living
  • Create a suitable gathering space for a group to entertain
  • Incorporate modern + sleek touches while keeping the space warm and inviting


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Cozy textures, bold color contrasts, and sculptural light fixtures filled the client’s inspiration boards. Inspiration boards are so important when it comes to designing a space. Because of the images the client shared with their designers, they were able to tell a few similar likes from each photo to get a better idea of the vision the client had in mind. For example, all of the color palette is mostly neutral with contrasting colors like black and white. It is also apparent that the client prefers straight lines in furniture and bold statements with lighting.


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Modern rustic living room design – Decorilla 3D rendering

Decorilla online interior designer, Tiara M. elevated the traditional lake house to a sophisticated gathering space for the whole family to enjoy. The use of cozy textures and warm color palette give compliment the modern touches of the furniture and lighting perfectly. The collected seating area is the perfect gathering space for everyone to cozy up by the fire or sip a cocktail and chat.

Working together is key when designing a room. With the Decorilla online platform Tiara and the client were able to easily chat together to figure out the best solutions for the space. This way the design is completely customized to include all the clients’ wants and needs.


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Decorilla online living room design moodboard

In the moodboard Tiara suggests furniture with sleek and modern lines with touches of rustic textures to complement the already rustic interior. The fireplace improvements are a seamless mix of both rustic and modern styles. Not to mention practical with wood storage for those chilly winter evenings. In addition, the new layout is great for entertaining.


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Online living room design – Decorilla 3D rendering

The white painted paneling does a beautiful job of brightening up the room. It wasn’t hard to make the oversized picture windows be more of a feature, but the black frame makes them pop against the white walls. With the ceiling and floor being a warm wood tone the room stays cozy all year round. Because the color palette is neutral the outside does all the talking. Drawn to the colors of the outdoors, it truly feels like indoor/outdoor living.

The client had a specific look in mind when it came to the living room chandelier and wow is it stunning. The light and airy vibe is the picture-perfect against the warm wood ceiling.  A statement light fixture is definitely a modern rustic décor must-have.

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Before photo, modern rustic living room design

This lakehouse had a great starting point with an open layout and all the light you could want through the large windows. All it needed was a little paint and a new focal fireplace. The fireplace sets the mood for the space with the open layout, so it was important that it was a focal point in the design. The result: a rustic moody color palette that is a perfect fit with the modern lines and sleek materials.


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Modern rustic dining room design – Decorilla 3D rendering

An extension of the living room, the dining area is just as welcoming and homey as the living space. The modern light fixture draws the eye upward to the rustic ceiling. In addition, the chunky dining table complemented by sleek modern chairs is ideal for the mix and match of Interior Design Styles. When it comes to modern rustic décor ideas, keep it simple. When thinking of what to decorate with add greenery for a great minimal touch.

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Decorilla online shopping list

The rich textures can sometimes come with a higher price tag. Luckily, Decorilla offers discounts with over 300 popular furniture vendors. Because they were working with a strict timeline, the designer was able to make sure she selected only readily available products. With renovations, happening life can be hectic, which is why having your shopping list in your pocket is a great asset to have available.


get the look - modern rustic living room design
  1. Modern Rattan Chair With Cushion
  2.  Spoke Metal End Table
  3. Chesterfield Sofa
  4. Brindle Cowhide Rug
  5. Modern Square Coffee Table
  6. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

In the end, the client received the ultimate modern rustic oasis. The mixture of natural and rustic elements combined with the sleek and clean look of finishes and furniture is the best of both worlds. With online interior design, the couple was able to transform their home into the sophisticated and comfortable retreat they’ve been dreaming of.

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