Wednesday, October 7, 2009

lodgy

after monday's mad search for leopard and plaid and coming up short wouldn't you know ralph lauren would come to the rescue (2 days late-thanks ralph) with an email in my inbox showcasing his indian cove collection? now i am not one to go crazy for the lodge look in fact most of the time it makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a pair of secateurs. but ralph does it in a way that says, i am way cooler than the average person and i can pull this off and make you want to do it to your house too. the way only a super classy and chic eccentric person can do. here are some highlights: that buffalo plaid chair is pretty awesome especially sitting next to the chinese-y bamboo looking table (what would you design educated people call that type of table? chippendale? chinoiserie? chippenoiserie?). i'm not mad at the bird pictures either, or the copious amount of layered rugs. and honestly...i have to say never EVER has wood panelling looked so good.

is that emerald green velvet on the walls??!!!!!
hell yeah it is!!!!!



if the lodge thing still isn't for you, check out this philippe starck chair my mom sent me...

all it needs is a little red tartan plaid throw or throw pillow and you have the look without the lodge feel.

and here is the RL indian cove bedding collection. not sure if i would go all out with the plaid all over my bed but those buffalo plaid cases next to that leopard is working for me.


the green version is quite nice too...


how are we all feeling about this?

20 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Yeah, well, lodge isn't usually my bag, baby, but whatever Ralph dictates, I'll probably honor.

sketch42 said...

Honestly, since I saw the Badgley Mischka house I have been LOVING this look. Although, it must really be used sparingly.

TheFamousHome said...

I dunno... living in a town full of plaid woods jacket wearing hill billies I can't imagine looking at one of those pillows on my couch without cringing :P

Ann at sevenspelledout said...

Pine paneled walls, buffalo plaid covered chairs, oriental accent table (how's that for skipping the proper name of which I know not), the bird prints are out of this world and the overall vibe is outstanding. In agreement with MLHP, anything King Ralph says, I will probably obey.

Rachel said...

I think Ralph has always had a way with this look. He makes it look like some chic eccentric English person packed up their stuff from their manor home and moved to Colorado or Wyoming. Kind of English country house meets Wyoming.

I do like this, but maybe toned down just a tiny bit. I don't know how crazy I am about the knotty pine panneling - but I love the chairs with the mixed fabrics. Kilims mixed with plaids mixed with leopard!

Visual Vamp said...

Quirky and cool for sure!
BTW if you see that leopard PS Kartell Mademoiselle chair grab it! It was a limited edition, now retired and gone forever, done by Dolce and Gabanna. We sold the last one we had at perch. in New Orleans, and it broke my heart that I didn't buy it myself.
xo xo

Tea Party Crasher said...

I'm not normally a lodge — or Ralph Lauren — kind of girl, but that buffalo plaid chair is amazing. I love it and I want it now! It would be so perfect in a cozy winter space, and you can never go wrong with leopard print. Really, really loving the combo. I have a fab buffalo plaid jacket from last year, and I think I'll try it with a leopard print scarf now. Thanks for the inspiration!

bluehydrangea said...

Surprisingly I like it. My whole house? No way, my cabin in the woods..yes!! Now I just need that cabin...you can come and bring the s'mores.

boops said...

ditto what Rachel said...it's definitely a collected eclectic look within the lodge aesthetic (with a bit of French in there too) and kudos to pulling it off, but I can't imagine actually wanting to occupy the space...too busy, too much stuff...I don't think it's very modern. The Philippe Starck chair however, I can live with. It's lovely.

urbansardines said...

You have to stop making me like things I was convinced I didn't like... I have to say, I still hate most lodge looks, but Ralph Lauren did a pretty great job! I am down with the green velvet wall! And that leopard and green velvet chair rocks! Damn you, Jenny and you, too Ralph! :-)

Brim 'n Lea- Team D.C. said...

I have to say I am torn. While I can love looking at the pics, and always am a sucker for the quirky touches (a la chinoiserie table with buffalo plaid chair), I can say I could never spend more than five minutes in that room. It's a love/hate relationship I suppose. Now I have to go look up Barclay Butera's version of lodge. More my cup of tea probably?

mb said...

Oh dear, now I am longing for a cabin in the woods so that I can decorate with buffalo plaid and leopard. It will have to be after I win the lottery and get a small beach cottage that i will decorate with Belgian linen slip covered chairs and easy antiques. Oh the Kingdom of Thingdom has won over my greedy heart. Darn.

I do have a pair of Leopard lumbar pillow on a pair of Chinese red lacquer, caned chairs in my hallway. I smile every time I pass them. No Buffalo plaid though.

Marybeth from Dallas

Simply Mel said...

I'll leave the lodge to the stuffy old men's club, but I will happily take that cool leaopard love your mama sent you!

Sarah said...

I dig the green plaid. I'm not so into the leopard stuff, though. The animal prints have just never sat well with me. Not even the fakies.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

I am LOVING this! i saw the print ad for this collection in this month's elle decor and saved it to my files immediately. who knew leopard and plaid could look so good?!

LindsB said...

So very Ralph Lauren chic of them...oh wait it is Ralph Lauren. They have such a classic look.

Sarah Klassen said...

I like it! There's something so cozy about the colors, textures and layers that brings me comfort. Some of the prints are unexpected, but I have a feeling that given the chance to actually be in the space, I would feel at ease and at home. Nice post :)

Leigh said...

red plaid = awesome. also I REALLY love that emerald green wall... where the hell could i put that? i want it.

MadCarlotta said...

Lodge isn't my thing either, but Turn of-the-Century-Big-Game-Hunter-meets-Hercule Poirot's-Orient Express is something I've always aspired to. This is kind of taking the lodge thing in that sort of direction, so I can definitely live with it.

And omg, I must have that chair in the first picture

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