Today’s modern lodge aesthetic is a sophisticated blend of texture, color, and craftsmanship that is instantly welcoming and elegantly understated. While the “Luxury Lodge” style is finding its way into everything from city lofts to little bungalows, for those of us lucky enough to live in areas where nature’s bounty & beauty are all around us, the look is a natural extension of our lifestyle.
To pull this look together in your home, Woodland Creek Furniture’s interior designers suggest starting with your foundation (i.e., the floor) and literally building the look from the ground up. In this way, you will create a layered look with a natural flow and ease. The key is to find balance between pattern & simplicity, texture & color.
For a few thoughts on the perfect foundation we’ve reached out to the folks at New Moon Rugs, who’s Mesa Rug Collection sets the bar for the “Luxury Lodge” look, and asked them to give us their thoughts on how to choose the right rug to pull your room together.
Look to your surroundings:
Choose colors and design elements that complement the surrounding countryside, or the architectural elements used within the home. That doesn’t always mean matching; however, sometimes the use of a bold color can enhance the richness of the materials in the room! Furthermore, it could pop against the palette of the great outdoors when put beside a picture window or glass wall.
How is the room being used?
When choosing a rug with large fields of solid color. In addition, consider a heathered tone for high traffic areas such as entryways and kitchens. Patterns, and color palettes with varied tones will help to hide dirt in between vacuuming.
Choose materials that will fit the use. High quality wool is nature’s performance material! It will stand up to generations of parties, pets, and indoor picnics on cold nights. Himalayan wools, like the Tibetan wool used in New Moon Rugs, have a high lanolin content! This makes them naturally stain resistant and easy to spot clean with mild soap and water… No chemicals or synthetics needed! Which keeps with the natural vibe at the heart of the Luxury Lodge design ethos.
Layer in furniture and accessories with natural elements
Part of the allure of the lodge life is the deep connection with nature. The finest luxury lodges bring elements of nature indoors in sophisticated ways. Live edge wood, hammered copper, buttery leather, and natural stone are all excellent materials! They are great materials to introduce into the room in furniture and decorative accents. Offset these with luxe, textural fabrics in upholstery, pillows, throws, and window treatments (furniture photos courtesy of Woodland Creek Furniture).
Don’t feel boxed into a specific vernacular in your design
Luxury Lodge encompasses everything from classic western motifs to clean modern design. It’s not about a specific “look”. It’s about a specific “feel”. The goal is to create a welcoming environment for family & guests, surrounding yourself with the people and pieces that bring joy and have meaning to you. At its core, the Luxury Lodge design movement is about creating a space from floor to ceiling! One that celebrates nature, fine craftsmanship, community, and personal style.
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