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Like a cozy mountain get away?  If relaxing nights by the fire after long days on the slopes, snow bunnies, big down jackets and hand knit beanies and midnight runs to the hot tub along snow banked footpaths get you going but log cabin decor leaves you out in the cold that even the hottest of toddies couldn’t warm you up, then why not reinterpret that look into Cabin Chic?

A welcoming bedroom comes out of the winter cold with modern lodge elements on a fur or a fleece budget.  Pine mirrors, fur accents and antlers are in sync with clean lines, contemporary accents and vintage inspired finds.
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The entry hall of this Paris apartment showcases a portrait of model Kristen McMenamy and a seascape,

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An antique terra-cotta stag sculpture from La Rochelle produces a nod to cabin decor without being trite.  Sometimes it is only one piece that strengthens this design concept.
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This “cabin” tucked away in the Idaho mountains was designed by the homeowner and built by ForestStudio, a Laguna Beach based architecture firm.  I love the mix of modern, woodsy, and European elements and OH those ceilings!

Antlers, horizontal registered wallcovering mimicking the logs from your average cabin concept, the swank covering on the Gothic Revival chairs and the unframed plein air inspired oil on canvas all come together to complete this cabin chic look.  Often times it is a twist on the ordinary the transforms a yawn moment into a wow moment.  Check out the fireplace detail (millwork) and placement of the framed oil installed on the stack stone.

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The industrial take on the fireplace surround and coffee table pair well with unmatched sofas and striped carpet updating the feel of this rustic living room. Notice how the striped rug mimics the the draperies long vertical folds.

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Bambi was never so at home than on orange grass cloth, huh?

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Thrift store finds and refurbished hand me downs can find their way into your white walled apartment to create your own budget oriented cabin chic concept.

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Crystal, oversized pine mirrors and oversize blue and white Chinese porcelain outfit this more traditional dining room.

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Traditional by nature this still isn’t your Grandmother’s idea of a cabin in the woods.  Not only do the contrast of crystal and wood keep it fresh but iron, parchment and an homage to country living round out this statement.
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