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Hot topic: 'Get the look' special

Our all-female team of experts demonstrate how to combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our ‘get the look’ special

The organiser

The organiser

Q. How did you combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Sarah Jones says: The idea of the shoot was to show how you can have rustic barn décor with a modern edge, incorporating trending metallics and geometrics with beautiful blooms and vintage props such as barrels and old barn doors used for table tops. We used rich colours with high-contrast touches, utilising the barn's space and features to make sure every aspect of the shoot was highlighted.

I created a three-tier navy and gold geometric cake with a white contrasting flower.

The dresser

The dresser

Q. How did you combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Laura Clifford says: We brought along an old whisky barrel to showcase the cake, cedar tree stumps and an old pine barn door to create half of the top table, fabrics, candles, festoon lighting, drapes, cutlery, glasses, charger plates and linen. Paired with all the other incredible pieces the suppliers brought, it just created this magical tablescape in the most beautiful setting. I now want this layout on my kitchen table every day!!

The venue

The venue

Q. How did Hillfields Farm combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Hillfields Farm says: “Hillfields Farm is a hidden gem set in a beautiful rural location, utilising two adjoining barns full of character and charm. We used white and navy to match Hillfields' branding.” - Sarah

The calligrapher

The calligrapher

Q. How did you combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Victoria Blüm says: I created dark metallic menus and place cards in navy and gold – such a beautiful combination. We were aiming for an atmospheric, rich look that wasn't too staged or polished. Rustic meets dark and elegant isn't new but is rarely pulled together this well.

The florist

The florist

Q. How did Emma combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Emma Curtis says: “Emma went above and beyond in supplying us with far more than what we'd asked for, and her floral contributions really made the shoot.” – Sarah.

The photographer

The photographer

Q. How did Sapna combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Sapna Odlin says: “Her work captures natural events rather than staged photography, which I truly love.” - Sarah

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