Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:19 PM EDT
Today’s mood board is all about being on the up and up — and up. This mountain aerie is a gorgeous, light and bright modern cabin with a dash of mid-century flair.
Mountain Aerie image via Vogue.
I love the mix of light bed linens and sofa fabrics with fur throws and pillows; this contrast provides the space with a nice balance. The ceramic light fixtures and serving bowls have that special quality of perfect imperfection that can only be summed up by the Japanese aesthetic term wabi-sabi.
The chair in the bedroom and the two chairs on the left in the living room are Hans Wegner designs. It is extremely difficult to find mid-century originals for a bargain price, but you can definitely keep your eye out for good-looking knock-offs (or decide to splurge on an original, if you really love it; if you decide to do so, it would most likely be a piece of furniture that you will love for many years).
The Danish mid-century dining table is simple, with straight and clean lines — a beautiful backdrop for the wabi-sabi items showcased upon it.
Of course, nothing says rustic cabin quite like a wall-mounted deer head. If taxidermy is not your thing, there are awesome alternatives, such as the resin deer head in the mood board below.
To achieve the look in these photos, keep things simple, natural and light. Pick your moments to add a darker colour, such as a feature wall, and a handful of accessories.
1. Bruno Engler photograph, Skiing Into Sunshine, About Canada
2. Atlantico bed, Design House
3. Chevron Crewel Pillow Cover, West Elm
4. Luxe Faux Fur Pillow Covers (Mink), Restoration Hardware
5. Natural Tree Stump Side Table, West Elm
6. Shell Chair, The Modern Source
7. Catalina Round Side Table, Fullhouse
8. Luxe Faux Fur Throw (Lynx), Restoration Hardware
9. Kuba Crescent Bench (Batik), West Elm
10. Melt Hand-Thrown Vase, CB2
11. Rice Vase, CB2
12. Hans Wegner Style Collapsible Deck Chair (example via eBay)
13. Charcoal & Soft Yellow Deer Head Wall Mount, Etsy
14. Janaki Larsen Ceramic Bowls, Le Marché St. George
15. Two-Toned Wood Spoon Set, Anthropologie
16. Draw Leaf Teak Dining Table, ...BY DESIGN MØDERN