Guest Picks: Chalet Getaway
Warm up and bliss out with 20 ways to create a rustic-modern cabin in the woods
I'm a Canadian collage illustrator and the editor of automatism, a blog where I share whatever I find inspiring, interesting, or simply beautiful in interiors, design, art, illustration and other creative fields. You can visit automatism here: http://lorilangille.blogspot.com/
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This month I'm embracing winter, dreaming of a romantic getaway to a little chalet in the snow-topped mountains — one with a Nordic-inspired interior in wood-warmed black and white tones. Just add a crackling fire, a hot toddy and snow falling softly outside for the perfect winter retreat.
— Lori from automatism
— Lori from automatism
Add a charming touch of woodland prettiness with the Log Pile cushion from Roddy & Ginger. It would be perfect in a cozy chair by the fireside.
This is a brilliant item to have on hand at a chalet or cabin — a set of chalk tablets. They're perfect for jotting down boardgame scores, ideas for a poem or a visiting friend's recipe for granola. No more scrounging for scraps of paper.
If you find yourself losing track of the days while you're relaxing at your chalet retreat, this pretty art print calendar by Anek will not only keep you on schedule, but also add charm to your kitchen.
Add a little winter style while checking out how long the wine has been mulling with this elegant wall clock. I love the bright blue hands against the warm wood face.
A modern classic, the 406 Armchair by Alvar Aalto would look wonderful in a little chalet with a fluffy sheepskin draped over the back for extra warmth. I love this version, with the contrast of the black linen webbing against the pale wood.
I love the clean modern shape of this handmade birdhouse — the lovely cedar wood reminds me of traditional Scandinavian saunas, while the matte black painted roof adds an elegant contrast to the warmth of the wood. Just looking at this pretty house is as enjoyable as observing its feathered tenants!
This pretty sugar bowl featuring the classic gray Linear Stem print by Orla Kiely would look just as good holding sweets as it would holding jewelry. I love the contrast of the graphic ceramic bowl with the lid of exotic Freijo wood too.
Sturdy enough to hang the bulkiest down-filled coat on, the design of this elegantly simple Twiggy hook comes from the twig perches that StudioLiscious makes for their line of birdhouses and feeders. I love the texture of the birch plywood base — so pretty.
Add a little romance to your cozy cabin with this candle, which will fill the room with a wintry fresh scent of spruce, Scot's pine and fir trees. You will also admire the warm glow through the pretty pine branch pattern on the glass holder.
This strikingly graphic, hand-printed rug from Haus Interior would look fantastic on a wood floor while adding a bit of warmth underfoot.
Keep your tea, cookies and crispbreads tucked away in style in this lovely trio of solid teak mid-century canisters. They're perfect for a tiny kitchen, where good-looking storage is a must.
No chalet would be complete without a sheepskin rug to keep you warm on cold winter nights. This one from Black Sheep White Light conforms to strict EU environmental directives. It's a great way to add texture and warmth to a minimalist cabin.
An elegant modern take on the camping lantern, the Camp Light is the perfect way to create a warm ambiance in your space. I can see this set on the table, casting a soft pool of light over an evening game of Scrabble.
When the snow starts falling outside in earnest, stay snug and warm under this lovely, soft wool throw in an elegant black and white check. Add a crackling fire and a good book, and you're all set.
The elegantly simple lines of this vintage teak salad bowl would look just as good holding popcorn, pretzels or balls of yarn.
Make a statement in your little chalet with this stunning vintage Danish lounge chair. Gently restored (repainted its original black), it only needs is a seat cushion to be ready for long evenings lounging with company.
This charming set of 1970s teak salt and pepper shakers is pretty enough to keep out on the dining room table even when there's no meal being served. I love them.
I just love the great silhouette of the charming Baby Rocket Stool by Eero Aarnio — it's like sculpture you can sit on. But besides being handy extra seating, it would be just as useful as a side table or bedside table.
Add a reference to the forests outside your window with this interesting white birch wall art, made from reclaimed white birch from Maine. I love how it's both organic and modern.
Ideabook published on Jan. 6, 2012.
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