Maren Morris' 'visually stunning and harmonious' living room embodies the rustic modern style taking over in 2024

The singer achieved a cozy and natural treehouse-like aesthetic – and it taps into one of the year's most organic design movements

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Celebrating the sun, natural materials, and stunning architecture will always be in style. Thus, emerges the rustic modern trend.

This look is one of the biggest interior design trends of 2024, and it features heavily in Maren Morris's living room. The country singer took to Instagram to share an image of her rustic modern masterpiece of space. It features a high, a-frame ceiling, exposed wood beams, and a gray couch.

'The modern rustic look is alive and thriving in Maren's dreamy, light-filled space,' says NYC-based interior designer Kathy Kuo. 'I love how the wide-open A-frame shape lets the trees really envelop the room so that it feels like you're in a treehouse. The sleek and minimalist furniture, coupled with the exposed wood beams, really completes the look of organic modernism here in a way that feels fresh and vibrant.'

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Kathy Kuo

Kathy Kuo is a celebrated interior designer and international guru within the home and lifestyle space. She has 20+ years of experience in the design industry. 

There's no question that the trend is absolutely beautiful. However, how does one go about installing the trend in a home? Westchester-NY-based interior designer Nina Lichtenstein tells Homes & Gardens: 'The rustic modern trend, when paired with distinctive features like wood beams on the ceiling, a large A-framed window with steel gables, and neutral furniture and decor, can create a visually stunning and harmonious living space.'

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Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces. 

First, Morris's rustic modern style comes together through an artful blend of interior design styles. Lichtenstein states: 'The combination of rustic elements, such as the wood beams, with modern features like steel gables and a large A-framed window in Maren Morris's space creates a harmonious blend of styles. This fusion allows for an integration of traditional warmth with contemporary design aesthetics, contributing to the overall appeal of the room.'

Furthermore, the biophilic design of Morris's living room helps create a beautiful warmth and coziness in her home. Lichtenstein says that 'the large A-framed window serves as a focal point, flooding the room with abundant natural light. This not only enhances the perception of space but establishes a strong connection to the natural surroundings. The expansive views create a sense of openness and tranquility, bringing the outdoors inside and fostering a serene atmosphere.'

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With its elegant combination of architectural interest and natural materials, we don't see the rustic modern look going anywhere anytime soon. Maren Morris's living room is just one stunning example.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.