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What is Mountain Contemporary Furniture Style?

What is Mountain Contemporary Furniture Style?

Mountain contemporary furniture is a style that combines the natural beauty of the mountains with modern design elements. Its emphasis on natural materials, clean lines, and functionality has made it a popular choice for homeowners looking to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in their homes.

This furniture style blends modern and contemporary design elements with nature’s warm, rich tones, highlighting materials such as stone, leather, and metals.  It also incorporates industrial design elements, such as exposed hardware, which shows how it was constructed.

Don’t mistake its use of texture, such as incorporating stone, or the warm tones of wood, as a rustic style.  The true mountain contemporary style is anything but rustic.  While it emphasizes staying connected to nature and the environment, it always melds those textures with clean lines, modern shapes, and refined craftsmanship.

Metal is often used to create clean lines and sharp angles, adding a modern edge to the warm wood tones to create a striking contrast.  Other textures, such as leather, wool, and linen, are also important, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

One of the benefits of Mountain Contemporary furniture is its versatility. It can be used in various settings, from traditional mountain cabins to modern apartments in the city.  This style has become increasingly popular in recent years as people look to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in their homes by bringing warm tones of nature into their homes but still maintaining a Contemporary modern aesthetic of well-crafted furniture.

Many larger retailers have jumped on the Mountain Contemporary buzz, offering their knock-off versions of the style.  However, If you want authentic Mountain Contemporary furniture, commission it from a craftsman who designs and builds contemporary furniture in the mountains.

I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.