Decor Inspiration: Bavarian Modern

Lately, I’ve been thinking about interiors and what it takes to make a house a home. And, when I look back at how we’ve decorated Wolfgang Manor thus far, an overall theme has emerged which I’ve dubbed Bavarian Modern. To me, Bavarian Modern is slick yet rustic. It encompasses old school touches like cuckoo clocks, vintage chandeliers, taxidermy, dashes of damask and a handful of worn wooden pieces mixed with a monochrome palette, modern furniture and an abundance of open space.

I’ve always been drawn to the modern side of interior design but growing up, my parents were obsessed with everything European (we had a cuckoo clock in our living room and visited Leavenworth every year for vacation) and there’s no denying that some of that influence rubbed off on me.


1. Pia Wallén cross blanket. If you love this blanket as much as I do, click here. 2. Vintage carved wall decor. 3. Mountain home in Spain. 4. Mix-and-match plates. 5. Dali Lips sofa. 6. Saarinen Tulip Chair (we have some reproductions of these in our kitchen). 7. Silhouettes and taxidermy. 8. Lover lettering paired with a very dramatic bed.


1. Cole & Son Woods Wallpaper in black (we’re considering this for our living room). 2. White fireplaces. 3. Jenna Lyons’ dramatic black bedroom & bath. 4. Black walls add drama to every day kitchen objects. 5. I love the mix of a modern exterior mixed with white walls and dark wood. 6. Miscellaneous taxidermy. 7. A living room that manages to strike the balance between rustic and modern.


1. A dark and dramatic living room. 2. Weathered still-life featuring antlers by Ditte Isager. 3. I’m a big fan of the Superordinate Antler Chandelier by Jason Miller. 4. How cool is this type-covered mirror via One Language? 5. Gray makes everything feel more modern and less formal, including this couch. 6. Quite possibly the coolest fireplace I’ve ever seen.

So there you have it! Bavarian Modern.

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