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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

I could spend hours (I actually do) browsing new decorating trends and gathering ideas for my own home.

Even though I now live in a small retirement apartment, it doesn't mean I have stopped changing things up. I may not be able to move around heavy furniture the way I used to, but there are still so many things I can do.

While browsing, I came across a style that is being called the raw look. To me it just says rustic, but I guess that is the idea. The raw look is just a new spin.

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The idea seems to be that walls and ceilings are stripped down to their original materials giving the room an old world rustic vibe.

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I love the look of this bedroom. The walls have been stripped down to expose the original brick, stone, and wood beams. The furniture has been kept very minimal, which allows the walls to be the stars of the room.

The great thing about this look is that you no longer have to feel bad if you only get the job of repairing old walls half finished. 

Well I guess I've done all of the drooling I can do for one day. 
What do you think about this look?

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  1. I love that bedroom and I could live in some of these rooms for sure!!!

  2. This reminds me of all the wonderful old homes/cottages we saw in England. I love it.

  3. It is fun to see all the ideas that come around. It reminds me of the lofts in old rehabbed buildings. It is fun. Our very first house had a 'raw' look with brick walls and big beams. Sadly, the house is gone now...
    Hope you have a great Thursday, Laura! xo Diana

  4. This is so cool. I love exposed brick or stone anything! This is what I would imagine having in a French cottage. Just beautiful.
    I love the "raw" look too. My cottage home is all brick on the outside and I wish it had some brick walls on the inside. I love that look. I want to try and get that look for my kitchen walls. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I'm with Kris, I love exposed brick. These rustic walls are all amazing.

    Enjoy the rest of your day


  6. It reminds me of old places in Italy. I love the old stone and exposed brick!

  7. I must admit, I'm not so much into the "raw" look! It reminds me of living in an old musty basement... sorry but I hate old basements and old cement or bricks. I do love the "rustic" look of old wood and beams though, old barnwood, etc. I love the look of old wood plank floors too. But I love the look of clean white, or off white crisp walls as a backdrop for my "cottage" and shabby looks! I lived for years in a house with almost all knotty pine walls, and the darkness got really tiring to me... all I wanted was white walls! Marilyn

  8. Laura, I always loved exposed brick walls. So much so that I painted one wall of our tiny bathroom to look like brick. I used many red colors of craft paint and a sponge. I will one day do a post on it. Thank you for that idea of a post. :) See how we inspire one another. Blessings, xoxo, Susie


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