Four Reasons to Use Leather In Your Home

There are hundreds of different materials that can be used when trying to create the perfect interior design — fur, leather, wood, silk, brick, stone, and the list goes on. Many of these materials can be found in a majority of homes, but there are others that might take some searching to find in your…read more

What to Know About Reclaimed Wood

It might not take long when driving around in the country until you find an old barn, fence, old gym bleachers, wine casks, or even an old house that was built out of beautiful wood panels. While you might not want to salvage the wood yourself, you can recognize the beauty of the texture, the…read more

It’s Time to Bring Out the Fall Decor

There’s no doubt that you’ve been waiting all summer long to break out your pumpkins, string of leaves, and all of the home decor that has any hint of red, orange, or yellow. This time of year is meant for decorating your home with woodsy items, warm smells, and deep colors. The important thing is…read more

Rustic Remodel: Meet & Greet

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney Timing is Everything Ok, maybe finding a home to remodel took a “little” bit longer than we had planned for. Let’s say about 9 months longer if you…read more

Rustic Remodel: The House

“Every house, every product of architecture… should be a fruit of our endeavor to build an earthly paradise for people.” – Alvar Aalto The Hunt There is something thrilling about looking for your next home.  It’s a high-stakes scavenger hunt mixed with a detailed research project.  You get to set your parameters, but much of the…read more

Follow the Journey: A Rustic Remodel

“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” -Drew Houston An Adventure Begins Do you remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books that were popular in the 80s and 90s?  They were always a favorite of mine growing up.  Instead of reading a…read more

A Cozy Curated Cottage

  There are homes that are purchased or built then designed right away.  Every space is decorated, artwork is hung, and furniture is placed.  (Of course, we absolutely love those type of projects, but that’s just one way to decorate.) This lakeside cottage’s interior design path would fall in the “less traveled” category but, as…read more

How distinct is your home’s accent?

Remember that foreign exchange student that spent a semester at your school? They seemed worldly, charming, and a little bit exotic.  Their grasp of the English language may have been rudimentary at best, but people seemed to hang on their every word.  You probably caught on soon enough that it wasn’t WHAT they were saying…read more

Packing Away Another Christmas

  It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul. ~ Caroline…read more

7 Reasons why our reclaimed barnwood is the last furniture you’ll ever need to buy

It’s easy to get sold on a piece of furniture in a beautiful showroom, or online because it’s on sale for 50% off, or because it’s the store with the trendy look. Truth is, we don’t fault you for falling in love with a sale or fancy big box stores, but we ask that you stop…read more

Chic Cabins to Inspire Your Dream Bedroom

When you first arrive to your hotel room what’s the first area that you just HAVE to check-out? Some would say the bathroom, but we’re all about opening the door to a bedroom that’s a luxurious sleeping oasis that will give you the best rest you’ve ever had. Wrap yourself in the coziest sheets, warmest blankets & lay your…read more

6 Foolproof Gifts that say “I Love you!” this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day always leads to mixed emotions. Do you participate or don’t you? Well, we feel it never hurts to show someone you care. The hard part is coming up with the “perfect gift”. Anyone can go and buy chocolates or flowers year after year, but sometimes it’s the non-cliché gift that really creates emotion…read more

December’s Featured Home: Beresford Lodge

December’s featured home is beyond beautiful. No detail was forgotten, no wall left empty, no room like the other! In every square inch there’s something to “ohh” and “ahh” over (and we did, trust us). This client has been a long-time friend of ours and we’re so happy to showcase this wonderful home to you.…read more

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your family a very merry & bright holiday season.…read more

4 Steps to Prepare for Guests

Being the hostess or host can be hard, but sometimes being the guest can be even harder. Can’t find the toilet paper? Not sure what towels to use for the shower? Pet hair all over your blankets? We’ve created a short list of tips that will allow you and your guests an easy breezy week…read more

Our Eco-Friendly Reclaimed Barnwood Kitchen Cabinets

We’re your source for anything rustic, especially when it comes to kitchens. These cabinets are cased in reclaimed barnwood & have an unsurpassed beauty; hewn marks, rough saw cuts, nail holes, moisture, and time had combined to provide character that can never be reproduced with new wood. We’re a company that takes pride in being eco-friendly & giving…read more

5 No-Fail Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving

Table decorating can be tricky. It’s a constant battle of making sure your table looks presentable without having it feel overcrowded. You want to make sure grandma can see Aunt Helen across the table and ensuring there’s enough room for the potatoes, turkey, gravy, and all the other pounds of food you’re serving this holiday season. Roughing…read more

Rhubarb, Apple, & Ginger Muffins

There’s something about muffins cooking in the oven filling the house with the smell of fresh apples and cinnamon that makes our hearts warm. Once you take a bite out of these delicious muffins that are gluten and dairy-free, mind you, we promise they will hit the spot and definitely be on the top of your list for years to…read more

Featured Home: Windsor Lodge

We take pride in the relationships that we build with our clients. You’re not just another project to us, it’s about forming bonds and getting to know the people behind the project. We believe that a home isn’t a museum to showcase furniture, it’s a place to make memories with those around you, a retreat for you and your family to…read more

5 Ways to make the most of your outdoor space

A proper outdoor space transforms your ability to entertain, relax, and enjoy time outside with family and friends.  Creating a place to relish the sun and fresh air while still expressing your personal style can be challenging.  Fortunately, we’ve put together a few quick and easy tips to update any area and make it the…read more

5 Summer drinks you must try under 100 calories

Summer is in full swing and with it comes countless opportunities for eating, drinking, & partying.  This merriment coupled with lots of relaxation and lounging can put you on calorie overload.  Don’t fret. We have a few mouthwatering low calorie cocktail recipes that will get you through and still have you looking good in a…read more

God Bless America

The land of the brave and the home of the free. Happy 4th of July to all!! May your weekend be safe, happy, fun, and filled with good memories with family and friends. We’ll be closed on Saturday, in honor of the holiday, but will be open on Sunday. We hope you stop by and…read more

Our designers’ tips to put the final touches on a living room

Our designers know their stuff! We have interior designers, a custom bedding and window treatment designer, and we can help with turn key space planning as well. The sky’s the limit with our design staff at Roughing It. They’ll make you feel comfortable, have a voice, and yet be honest when you need them to be. Read…read more

6 Things you can do today to make your ordinary mantle look extraordinary!

The mantle is the natural focal point in any room featuring a fireplace. It is also one of the areas in a home that our customers find to be more difficult to decorate. The combination of space limitations, navigating the stonework, and the challenge of getting the look just right makes tackling mantle decorating a bit…read more

Beginning to Breathe – Time to Take Back the Lost Art of Relaxation

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” ― Walt Whitman It’s a familiar feeling, that knot of tension all wound up in your chest. Scattered thoughts, tight schedules, and the pressure of making sure everything turns out perfectly. You start to question if it’s even worth all the…read more