The old and the new can coexist harmoniously when woven together just right. But we believe the past and present can even boldly enhance one another. This design approach is particularly intriguing when updating a traditional mountain house. By combining the natural materials and rich textures characteristic of traditional mountain homes with contemporary aesthetics, the result can be riveting.
The Okanagan Log Home, designed by the Canadian interior design firm of Sticks and Stones Design Group, presents a wonderful archetype of updated rustic elegance. Successfully striking a balance between traditional and modern, the visual weight of the rustic log architecture is lightened and uplifted by fresh contemporary forms. It’s both refined and exhilarating, as the contemporary elements offer subtle elements of surprise.
The designers of Sticks and Stones used contemporary lighting as one of the main devices to update and infuse an element of surprise into the traditional mountain look. Each light fixture offers an artistic, forward-thinking element to the space. From the sleek rectangular prism over the rough-hewn dining table to the cascading organic chandelier, these fixtures become pivotal intersection points of nature, contemporary design and timeless sophistication.