Our Decorating on a Dime series takes us to a new level today with a special feature of Chic Rustique – a new collection of Euro-inspired furnishings collection that feature reclaimed, reused and recycled vintage and antique finds. Designer Rachelle Roth, founder and owner of Urban Country home furnishings store in Bethesda, MD unveiled Chic Rustique earlier this month and shares some beautiful merchandise featured in the collection. While these pieces are priced a lot higher than our typical “decorating on a dime” features, we still thought this was an excellent opportunity to showcase a designer and business that is featuring reclaimed, reused and recycled finds. Just because something is second hand doesn’t mean the value is lost. Value is solely determined by the person buying the piece and incorporating it into their own home and lifestyle.
Lazy Susan Tray
Details: Reclaimed from old wine barrels and imprinted with individual West Coast wineries. Shown here: Chappellet Vineyard in Napa Valley
Found: Art show in Aspen, Colorado
Price: $260.00 (shown here/prices vary)
Designer Rachelle Roth is the founder and owner of Urban Country home furnishings store. The Bethesda-based quintessential home furnishings boutique for countryside and urban spaces that is devoted to more sustainable and greener living, debuted today Chic Rustique – a new vintage and antique showcase of repurposed and reclaimed finds for the home. Recalling the French countryside to Americans’ primitive chic cottages, the latest collection is a gathering of showroom vignettes featuring antique treasures, industrial findings and architectural backdrops of floating walls, iron gates and columns along with vintage furniture that is reinvented and recycled into one-of-a-kind pieces.
“Chic Rustique is a respect for tradition and a love for design and unique items while honoring our planet,” says Rachelle. “Reusing, recycling and repurposing are passions of mine. Everything old is new again!”