You don’t necessarily have to choose between rustic and modern living. At Gelotte Hommas, we love combining the two styles to create contemporary, Northwestern-inspired designs. With a look that incorporates the beauty of nature and of natural materials, but clean-cut modern lines, these homes let you step into the 21st century while still living in a home that feels traditionally warm and inviting.
Perfect for rural and woodsy communities, homes in this style feature plenty of windows so you always have a great view of the outdoors. Framed simply with deep red or black, these simple windows add modern appeal to the home while also letting plenty of light shine in and illuminate the interior.
An indoor-outdoor living area is another notable feature of contemporary Northwestern homes. Completely enclosed by clear glass, this space makes you feel like you’re right within nature. Yet, you’re protected from the elements and kept comfortable with ambient heated concrete floors.
In the home’s interior, neutral-colored walls and a smooth, stone tile floor bring the simple beauty of nature inside. Decorate with a few simple landscape paintings, and you’ll be forever enveloped in beauty. A tall, stone fireplace adds simple appeal to the living room, and the modern aspect comes in when choosing sleek, single-colored furniture with clean edges and at-deco designs.
The kitchen of a contemporary Northwestern home features modern elements, such as kitchen island that can be used as a breakfast bar and pendant lamps to light up the counter space. However, it largely uses natural materials, such as light wood for the cabinets and real granite for the counter tops. As in the rest of the home, windows are abundant.
Contact Gelotte Hommas Architecture if you’re thinking of building your own Northwestern home with elements of contemporary design.