Sandra Downie

of The Rustic Life


Sandra Downie
The Rustic Life is blogger Sandra Downie‘s way of sharing her life and love of the rustic chic lifestyle. Based in Connecticut, her blog is a creative outlet where she spends time sharing all the beautiful things that she loves and that inspires her: home decorating and design, entertaining ideas, recipes, style, beauty tips and much more. She aims to share fresh ideas for designing and styling your life in a pretty, yet classically comfortable way.

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A Comfy, Formal Sunroom

This formal sunroom makeover certainly is elegant, but scores high on comfort, too. What’s the point of having a lovely room that isn’t comfy? In her sunroom makeover, Sandra Downie of The Rustic Life managed to hit that elegant-and-comfortable sweet spot by carefully choosing the furniture, rug, tables and accents. Let her take you on a tour […]
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Mudroom Fall Makeover

All it took was a few pops of color with mums and pumpkins to make this fall mudroom makeover a perfect way to celebrate autumn. Sandra Downie of The Rustic Life styled this mudroom makeover for our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge. We sent her Home Depot fall decorations, and she did the rest. Pick up some […]
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Paver Patio with Fire Pit

This paver patio took some work to build, but it turned out great. The built-in fire pit really makes this patio special. Sandra Downie of The Rustic Life built this paver patio to complement her gorgeous rustic-style deck, part of our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. Follow along as Sandra […]
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Rustic Patio Oasis

This rustic style deck is the expert work of Sandra Downie, who blogs at The Rustic Life. It’s her contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. After using a pressure washer to clean her deck thoroughly, she got to work adding a new outdoor dining set, extra seating for guests and […]
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