Prairie

Make it LODGE STYLE IS ALL ABOUT BAL­ANC­ING RUSTIC WITH RE­FINED, EARTHY WITH EL­E­GANT. KEEP IT SIM­PLE TO LET EV­ERY DE­TAIL STAND OUT.

Country Sampler's Prairie Style - - Places In The Heart -

TURN THE TA­BLES

Use a rugged work­bench or an old

farm­house dining ta­ble with legs cut down as a cof­fee ta­ble.

GO NAT­U­RAL

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.

COL­LECT CAN­DLE­STICKS

Dis­play carved-wood pil­lar can­dle­sticks singly or in groups to

cre­ate at­mos­phere.

CRE­ATE CON­TRAST

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

hearth.

READ ON

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.

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