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Looks We Love: Modern Lodge

Looks We Love:
Modern Lodge

A cozy-cool aesthetic intersects with clean lines to create a look
that mixes modern style with mountain chic.


This time of year, it’s safe to say we’ve all had daydreams of spending these chilly winter days holed up in a cute cabin in the woods. While the woodland look certainly has more traditional roots, blending this rustic vibe with a modern aesthetic can give you that surrounded-by-nature feeling all season long.

Elements like smooth wood surfaces, iron trusses, winter whites, muted gold tones and tall arched ceilings bring a feeling that is expansive yet warm, cozy yet clean—the perfect balance for city slickers yearning for a luxurious retreat among the trees. Whether you live on a forested mountaintop or on a suburban street, you can always bring some of the cuddly, contemporary and welcoming design of the modern lodge into your own home. Here are a few of our favorite ways to get the mountain look without going all-out log cabin:

Wood + Metals

These days, the modern lodge look tends to blend urban-industrial metals with more rustic wood finishes. From a practical point of view, such materials are what enable the massive arched ceiling and open spaces of actual larger lodges. In your space, the combination of wood and metal will give you the warm, hardy feel you would expect in a cabin but without being overwhelmed by either. (Mixing river rocks, brick, cement and so forth with wood can also help you achieve a similar textural balance).

Weathered Woods + Winter Whites

A white interior both visually enlarges a space and complements the misty whites of winter outside (or the colors of any other season, really). But it can look somewhat stark by itself. Here, Danish modern wood chairs and an ombre rug warm up this bright, white dining area. Plus, this particular rug is made out of cowhide, which lends the contemporary space even more country cred.

A crazy mini-pendant light is a little less out-there in a plain white finish; this charming acorn-and-squirrel duo give an outdoorsy vibe with a modern twist thanks to a matte white finish.

Wood + Textures

The modern lodge would be lost without some soft textiles. The hardiness of wood juxtaposes nicely with a dark fabric, like Gus Modern’s Elk Chair. This piece offers a lightened take on the heavier, overstuffed pieces so often seen in traditional winter cabins. It's contemporary, yet still inviting enough to encourage cuddling up with a cup of cocoa.

As seen here, wood can be a versatile material in itself. This spiky pendant light from MacMaster gives the wood an airy, delicate quality that complements the soaring ceiling but with a down-to-earth presentation.

Keep it Cool and Quirky

With all the talk of tones and textures, you might not consider one of the most important elements of the modern lodge: the opportunities for whimsy. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Tongue-in-cheek accents like shiny antler chandeliers, faux fur-covered ottomans or a statement-making light keep things feeling lighthearted and more personal to you. It is YOUR modern lodge, after all.

Some brands are excluded.

Alessi, Artek, Arteriors, Artkalia, Bambrella, BDI, Bernhardt Design, Blomus, Blu Dot, Calligaris, Cane-line, Carl Hansen, Cherner Chair Company, Chilewich, Copeland Furniture, Driade, dweLED, Ethnicraft, Fermob, Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, FLOS, Fredrick Ramond, Gan Rugs, Greenington, Gus Modern, Heller, Herman Miller, Hinkley, Hubbardton Forge, Huppe, Iittala, Kartell, Kebe, Knoll, Lafer, Lafuma, Lechuza, Loll Designs, Loloi, Luceplan, Lyon Beton, Magis, Marset, Midj, Minka Aire Fans, Modern Fan Company, Modern Forms, Modloft, Modloft Black, Moooi Carpets, Nanimarquina, Nelson Bubble Lamps, Nomon, Petite Friture, QLOCKTWO, Roll & Hill, Secto Design, Teckell, Toulemonde Bochart, Visual Comfort, Vitra, Vondom, WAC Lighting, ZANEEN design. Some eligible brands may include items that do not qualify for this promotion. This list is subject to change at any time. All open-box, clearance, light bulbs and some sale items are also excluded from this offer. Cannot be combined with any other offers or past orders.

Discount does not apply to furniture, clearance or open-box items.