This time of year is when I start thinking about my dream log cabin; nestled in the mountains somewhere far from civilization but close enough to fabulous restaurants, great skiing and of course internet access. All kidding aside, I love the idea of incorporating some of the warm touches of lodge design into our homes, especially as winter approaches. Today I want to share some ways you can bring a bit of lodge inspiration to your home.
A picture perfect retreat. Take a closer look at the accessories; I have hung canoes, skies and snow shoes in family rooms, vintage of course. Searching for these pieces is always challenging but recently I found Vintage Winter; a collection of Alpine Home Decor and Chalet Style Antiques. The perfect resource to infuse a touch of lodge love into your life without even leaving your home. I also found some interesting lodge accessories at Esty.
Iron railings, reclaimed lumber, wide plank floors and antiques can be used in any home to achieve a touch of lodge. For me, a yearly trip to Maine and New Hampshire in the summer provide the perfect opportunity to collect pottery, vintage photography and rugs from local artisans and antique stores. These simple touches can even be added to modern spaces as a wow factor or a punch of character.
Above, a bold Navajo pattern rug is the prefect design detail to complement the reclaimed lumber mantel and simple furnishings. Below, modern lodge design elements; a stacked stone fireplace, plain natural iron spindles and cherry wood beams, lovely.
This fabulous rustic kitchen adds another element of interest with hip industrial lighting, copper hood and a fabulous corner stone fireplace. Reclaimed lumber beams and woods indigenous from the surrounding area adds character and warmth.
So there you have it, Lodge Love at its best ending with one rockin lodge living room. Let us know what lodge inspiration you like best!