Make it LODGE STYLE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCING RUSTIC WITH REFINED, EARTHY WITH ELEGANT. KEEP IT SIMPLE TO LET EVERY DETAIL STAND OUT.
TURN THE TABLES
Use a rugged workbench or an old
farmhouse dining table with legs cut down as a coffee table.
Display objects from the outdoors as art, whether branches, twigs,
grasses or dried fruit.
LOVE THAT LEATHER
Choose a great pair of broken-in leather armchairs—
a lodge must-have.
Display carved-wood pillar candlesticks singly or in groups to
Mix soft neutrals with rugged architectural elements like timber beams and carved-wood objects.
RAID THE CUPBOARDS
Use old dough bowls, crocks and glass demijohns as tabletop decor.
WEAVE IN TEXTURE
Display oversize gathering baskets as art on mantels and near the
Stack old hardcover books with interesting spines as pretty table accents. Field guides are
especially a propos.
OPPOSITE: Comfortably worn club chairs are the perfect perch for basking before the fire. A white mud bee skep and candlesticks salvaged from a church decorate the hearth. ABOVE: A champagne-grape gathering basket is displayed on a weathered old mantel that was rescued from a French country house. A local artisan created the fire grate. RIGHT: This little wood worktable has seen its share of spills and nicks, but that only adds to its patina. A pretty bouquet tucked into a crock brightens up the space.
ABOVE: In the master bedroom, mood lighting comes from early 20th- century European sconces. Tapestry pillows add subtle color to the bed. A simple, scalloped headboard fashioned from old Douglas fir has a potent presence. The casement windows open to the garden and flagstone patio below.
FAR LEFT: Louvered doors open to reveal a second bedroom decorated in spare yet stylish fashion. A basket at the foot of the bed holds a cozy quilt for chilly evenings. LEFT: An olive- oil jug paired with carved-wood candlesticks conjures the Spanish Mission look.