Wood species with an abundance of knots and character can be enhanced with heavily distressed finishes. Choose door styles that have visual weight, with applied molding or raised panels with profiled edges. For accent doors, leaded glass can be used to introduce an antiqued metal finish and a hand-blown glass into the kitchen design.
Soaring mountain peaks, rugged terrain and old pine forests appeal to a large audience of outdoor adventurers. Regardless of whether your mountain experience includes skiing, fly-fishing, hiking or lounging by the fireplace, the majestic grandeur and awe of the mountains have inspired a unique, architectural style.
Rustic woods and equally rustic finishes are a notable feature of “Mountain” architecture. A massive stone fireplace is another definitive focal point. Furnishings are imposing and luxurious, design elements are grand scales and natural textures and surfaces (stone, wood, burnished metals, etc.) are expertly blended.