The design style we are focusing on today offers something we all long for from time to time: a change in scenery. If you’re like me and live in the city, you know how easy it can be to get caught up in the stream of cement and steel that flashes past the subway window each morning. People and things move so fast, they feel fleeting, like a hologram or smoke. Here and then gone, here and then gone, on a never-ending carousel. Sometimes, I just want to be surrounded by things that feel real, thingsthat feel rooted. Whether by a stream or in a wood, lodges offer just that. Their typically-remote locations trigger us to unwind and commune not only with ourselves but with nature. In short, they help replant our feet firmly on the ground.
As you’ll see, oftentimes their design holds a sense of the utilitarian since most amenities aren’t readily available. How their owners have interpreted that in their decor, however, could not be more varied: ladders that double as storage, fireplaces that aren’t just for looks and stoves that look like something out of Hocus Pocus. What they all have in common though is they let you get away, hold an inherent coziness and afford you a harmony with nature that can’t be beat. Click through to take a look, and try not to daydream too hard about being swept off. Enjoy! —Garrett
P.S. Check out the first half of our Design from A to Z series here.