Lodge Love

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!

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  • http://homeon129acres.wordpress.com/ Julia at Home on 129 Acres

    I love that first fireplace. Stone, rustic wood mantle, large hearth, wood burning… that’s the vision I have for the monstrosity currently sitting in my living room. I keep debating between facing it with river rocks or fieldstone. Do you have a preference? We live on a farm, so I’m looking for something in keeping with that setting.

    • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

      Hi Julia I really like both stone choices but currently I am doing more river rock, love that look. I also like getting the river rocks locally or from an area you enjoy visiting. When we added rocks to our front yard we brought them back from Maine because we adore Maine.

      • http://homeon129acres.wordpress.com/ Julia at Home on 129 Acres

        Thanks for your tips, Cathy. I like your advice about finding meaningful materials. My husband thought I was insane when I packed a brick from our old house (I didn’t pull it off the house, it had been in the garden) and brought it with us to our new house. It was stamped with the name of our town and is a concrete (literally) and special reminder of our first house.

  • kcw

    Log cabins are so warm and invtiting, nice idea to bring some of that style into my house.

  • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

    Don’t be afraid to bring incorporate styles that you enjoy into everyday designing.

  • Claire

    Wait a minute I just found this post and I think I may like the cabin with the loft now.

    • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

      It is hard to choose Claire they are both fabulous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.patterson.52 Diane Patterson

    The corner fireplace in the kitchen is pretty unique.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.wolfram.1 Cathy Wolfram

      What a fabulous kitchen, the corner fireplace is a nice touch.