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Rustic Retreat

It all started with a one-story shed
By Ann Stillman O'Leary
Published: August 1, 2006
The following article is excerpted from a new book, “Rustic Revisited,” which features 30 exceptional homes – some old, some new – across the United States. “There are no typical rustic homes,” writes
Ann Stillman O’Leary, the book’s author and a noted interior designer who specializes in rustic style. The homes she highlights vary greatly, but all are defined by the rustic elements of nature: “The building materials are used unrefined and are taken from the site itself ... Inherently, the shapes are lively, the details lighthearted, and the rules beg to be broken ...”
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