When I started this blog it was called Western Warmth (you can still get to it at that address). Because for years I wanted a business named that. I was fascinated with western design in homes and also quilting. I wanted to use in some way for western quilts - or home decorating? It doesn't look like that will happen, but I still love both things.
I've gotten lots of searches for contemporary western design ideas so I thought I'd compile some of my favorites here. Western design has been pretty timeless although some details change over the years.
What I am finding (or maybe I'm just more drawn to it) is the western accents are more subtle. An otherwise sparse room with clean lines given a few rustic touches or hints of the west as seen in this landing and staircase above.
I love me some contrast. Sparse with west. Modern shine with west - as seen here. The mix of old and new is like a musical harmony to me.
Rustic Bedroom by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Peace Design
And don't forget the outdoors! I've seen a lot more western looks, like with log swings and rusty hardware, but I thought this was a subtle look from the pillows paired with a nice landscaping feature you'd see in any suburban backyard.