Used to be that "rustic" meant a dusty, dumpy cabin in the woods. No more! "Rustic Revisited" reveals today's rustic - contemporary design that celebrates the honesty of all-natural, local materials, such as wood, twig, stone, and bark. Rustic structures often have the same finish on the exterior and the interior - for example, rough-hewn timber on the outside and rough-hewn timber on the inside. The projects in "Rustic Revisited" embrace the hand-crafted philosophy of rustic and show how to take that philosophy to new heights in a variety of styles, from the Adirondack camp to the Western lodge to the classic log cabin. Thirty unique homes, most planned by architects or interior designers, are showcased here, each lavishly photographed to allow readers exclusive access to interiors, exteriors, and noteworthy details in unusual rustic houses from New York to California, from Montana to Ontario, from North Carolina to Minnesota. These spotlighted projects, plus photos of dozens of additional homes, cover the full spectrum of rustic - renovations and new construction, traditional and cutting edge.
It includes a bonus chapter on decoration spotlights the craftspeople who are the creative forces of the movement. The features include: rich, warm, relaxed, natural - Adirondack camps, Western lodges, much more; and glowing photos of dozens of unique rustic homes from across North America.
Stillman O'Leary, the principal designer of Evergreen House Interiors in Lake Placid, New York, is the country's preeminent designer specializing in Adirondack-style interiors; her client list includes many prominent VIPs. Her previous book, Adirondack Style, was featured in House and Garden, the New York Times, Vogue, and Country Home. Andrew Wellman specializes in architecture and interiors photography, and works with architects, builders, and interior designers. His images have appeared in publications such as Yankee, AAA magazine, and Hooked on the Outdoors.