Mood Board

Rustic & Refined Entryway

Rustic, modern, simple, refined, aged. These are some of the words I like to throw around to describe my style. I've been trying to pay more attention to what I really love rather than getting caught up in some of the beautiful trends because with this house, I'm wanting to create something we're happy to live with for a long time. Those five words are elements I keep finding myself drawn to in other people's work, and I think this entry mood board captures some of that with its rough and weathered wood textures, brass mirror, and Persian style runner. 

What are some words you'd use to describe your style? Leave them in the comments along with a room choice below and I'll create a mood board off of them for you to share here on the blog!

Rustic and Refined Entryway - Whitken & Co.


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  1. Round Brass Mirror

  2. Black Table Lamp

  3. Eucalyptus Branches

  4. Clear Glass Vase

  5. Rustic Wood Entry Table

  6. Dough Bowl

  7. Red Persian Runner

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Rustic & Refined Dining Room

Rustic & Refined Dining Room

Happy Wednesday, guys! 

I am really loving this week's dining room and this is definitely a look I wouldn't mind seeing in my own house. We have a similar table from World Market which I'm considering stripping down to create a look similar to today's mood board. I love the simple black windsor chairs from Target and how they pair with the end wishbone chairs. One of my favorite things to do in the dining room is to keep all the chairs the same but add a different set at the ends of the table. It keeps things interesting but still cohesive. 

The art is a replica, and my parents have the exact print from my grandparents house that I"m going to see if I can talk them into sending me for Christmas. I talked a little bit about why I love this painting in this post from a dining room we featured in our Why This Room Works sereies. 

The wooden bowl on the table is a little on the pricey side, but a really beautiful piece that you can hang onto and style in so many different places and ways for years. Its really one of those pieces you wouldn't ever get rid of unless it was to send it to me of course.

And can we talk about this hammered brass light fixture? Gorgeous. I love how simple, rustic, yet refined it is - all traits I try to bring into each of my designs.

And I've never been super into the buffalo check trend, but I really like it in this set up. It's always amazing to me how changing up the context of something can change your opinion on it. 

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Rustic & Refined Dining Room


  1. Man Praying Art

  2. Hammered Gold Light Fixture

  3. Ivory Flokati Wishbone Chair

  4. Black Windsor Chair

  5. Rustic Concrete & Wood Dining Table

  6. Wooden Decorative Bowl

  7. Black & White Buffalo Check Rug

Our Mission:

To help people create beautiful, functional, and healing spaces to live, work, play in, and share with others.