Rustic & Contemporary: A Uniquely Styled Home in Austin

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Image: Chris Perez for Apartment Therapy

When I first laid eyes on images from this house, located right here in my hometown of Austin, I was immediately impressed. It is so one of a kind that I instantly wanted to immerse myself into the elements that makes it so unique.

Image: Chris Perez for Apartment Therapy

The first thing I noticed was the shiplap wall and ceiling details. This gives so much life and texture to every room, no matter how it’s treated. From stain, to paint, to the milky whitewash effect seen above, it’s unusual approach helps set the tone for the entire house. It’s somehow both rustic and completely contemporary at the same time—not an easy feat.

Image: Chris Perez for Apartment Therapy

Just off the main room, the kitchen includes more shiplap, as well as a new island topped with Caesarstone’s bright and sunny Apple Martini quartz countertop. This is another space that mixes rustic and contemporary décor very well, continuing the unique theme in the interior's design.

Rustic & Contemporary: A Uniquely Styled Home in Austin

Image: Chris Perez for Apartment Therapy

One of my favorite spaces in this home is where the house transitions from what was formerly the back of the building into a screened-in side porch alongside an extension. What used to be an exterior window remains and serves as a piece of art. The back of the house still retains its red paint from a previous owner, and part of the exterior that’s now inside wears that paint proudly—along with the greyish neutral paint of the extension. This feels like the architectural equivalent of a favorite old tee shirt—and unique in every way.

Image: Chris Perez for Apartment Therapy

What do you think of this uniquely styled rustic/contemporary home?

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  1. I like this house. The green kitchen counter is my fav.

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Dave Hime, founder/curator of JapaneseTrash.com, has been an interior design addict for as long as he can remember. In 2005, he bought a house-in-progress and missed several opportunities to have an influence on his own home decor–leaving him wanting more. With design heroes such as Blake Dollahite (ruraltheory.com) and Robert & Cortney Novogratz (thenovogratz.com), Dave began seeking out online resources that would exemplify the interior design practices he's most drawn to: using color, texture and simple materials well. Bringing all of this together, along with his specific focus on providing interior design inspiration from a man's point of view, is Dave's mission: masculine design.