As soon as I think I've designed my perfect future home, I see a house like this and get re-inspired. This Chicago home has so many wonderful elements that I look for. It's cozy and inviting, while still feeling really cool and modern. I'm especially fond of the styling- lots of ceramic bowls and natural rustic wood, combined with smooth modern lines from the mid-century modern furniture. So beautiful. VIA
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This lovely Nordic home from Loppelilla, has all of my favorite elements for holiday decor inspiration. Wood, antlers, fur and branches are elegantly styled amidst the crisp white palette of this rustic home- giving it that natural wintery feel I love so much!
Exposed brick walls? Check. Weathered beams? Check. Charming vintage details? Check. THE MOST AMAZING hand-painted headboard ever!? CHECK!! Yep, this Chicago loft passes the awesome test with flying colors. Found on Builder's Flickr
Just a few Halloween/ Autumn decorating snapshots I wanted to share with you all. My camera is so terrible- but you get the idea :) I'm using earthy rustic colors this holiday season! I love them because they're great for transitioning into Thanksgiving as well.
I just got back from the loveliest vacation with my family in Lake Tahoe, celebrating two events: my Grandfather's 89th birthday and my Mother's wedding! I couldn't have asked for a better place to be with everyone. The tranquility and magnificence of the forrest is exactly what I needed in a vacation. Nature really has a way of grounding a person. Waking up in the morning to frolicking deer in the yard and baby birds being born outside your window- theres nothing like it. Don't get me wrong, every moment of my time there was filled with early morning wake-up calls from Grandma and scurrying around to prepare for the ceremony- but doing it right next to the Lake in a big beautiful forrest surrounded by the people I love made it an immensely enjoyable experience.
While there I noticed a very specific cabin-inspired aesthetic unique to this region. Everything from the coffee shops to the luxury resorts coordinated- and I think that's the way the good folk of Tahoe like it. You really feel a sense of community being there as everyone truely embraces the mountain lifestyle. That's just something you don't find in Los Angeles (not to complain though, I love the diversity and culture we have out here) but it was really amazing thing to witness. I knew todays post had to be about the Tahoe cabin, so here are some lovely inspiring images I found on MountainLiving.com.
You can't get away from log cabins in Tahoe. Bringing in wood EVERYWHERE is the way to go. For someone in Los Angeles, however, it may be a bit much- and probably wouldn't match the architecture of our homes anyway. However, by using a few wooden beams in the corners of rooms, or perhaps lining a ceiling with wood could be a nice alternative to get that warm woodsy feel.
For those of us who aren't too keen on living in a cabin but still love the forrest and the moutain views- a great styling idea is to mix rustic accessories with contemporary pieces. See how great it can look?