|Room by Christopher Coffin|
It's another wet winter day here in Alabama, and my desire to hunker down inside has led me to a post all about the coziest of places: lodges. Yes, there may be a few antlers on the walls, but these are no run-of-the-mill, wood-paneled cabins!
|Home of designers Dick Ridge and Rod Renault (courtesy of NYSD)|
I guess my vision of a lodge is a bit more opulent and, again, British-inspired than something you might see in a true hunting lodge out in these Appalachian hills, but the theme is the same: cozy and warm.
|Room by William Hodgins|
|Bedroom by Kemble Interiors|
|Bedroom by Christopher Coffin|
I love the exotic flair in this room! It is so perfectly contrasted with the more traditional elements, like the oil portrait and vintage luggage around the bed.
|Great room by Eric Lysdahl|
One way to infuse a lodge-style interior with more modern flair is to use different finishes or pieces in a different style. Although the great room above has all the traditional lodge touches (wood paneling, antler chandelier, comfy furnishings), I love how Lysdahl gives it a mod twist by using a strictly black-and-white color palette.
|Study by Jay Jeffers|
Jay Jeffers uses mid-century modern chairs and paneling in a lighter tone to create a more contemporary look in this traditional study. Check out that pair of swords and the brass horn lamp!
At the end of the day, if you've got a roaring fire and a comfortable place to sit, you've got cozy lodge-style perfection.
|Design by Cathy Kincaid|
Here's to a great (and, hopefully, sunnier) week ahead!