Room Refresh // Masculine Lodge

Hey all! For our final installment of our living room Room Refresh series, we’ve chosen a slightly masculine, earthy cabin style – because at the end of the day, everyone just wants to be all cozied up by the fire in a place that looks straight out of a story book.

To achieve this look, the most important characteristic of all is wood on top of wood, on top of wood. Just deck the place out in the stuff. If it begins to feel a smidge oppressive, feel free to brighten it up with some white paint. Next element? Leather and/or fur (faux, if you please!). The combo of these two textures creates the strong look you’re going for, and establishes the feeling of being a lumberjack. In order to soften it back a bit, add some linen elements and bit of metallic here and there. This will allow the place to feel a little more modern and homey, and less like you attacked a forest in order to decorate your place. See below for some inspiration of this lived-in decor:

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Below, we’ve curated some items for you guys to achieve this lodgey look. It’s surprisingly easy to do, since all of these textures are staples in design (wood, linen, brass, etc.). It’s the way they’re combined that really give you that cabin quality. That, plus a few woodland creatures here and there.

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Bark Candle Holder // How to Stay Alive in the Woods // Rabbit Wall Hook // Vegan Leather Couch // Insect Poster // Striped Pillow // Knit Blanket // Reading Lamp // Fern House Plant

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How to Look Cute in a Polar Vortex

New England is a tricky place. Just when you think things are warming back up a bit, it drops to -4 and you’re forming icicles in your hair. It can be challenging to feel cute in such a scenario, but here are some enlightening ideas to keep you not only toasty, but also adorable.gm_howtolookcuteinapolarvortex

// Find a cute puffy jacket (it’s possible, we swear!) Here are some options: JCrew, BCBG, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein

// Fur lined anything – hat, mittens, hood, scarf…you get the picture

// Chunky/knit everything – socks and hats especially!

// A scarf of any kind, your face will thank you from the bitter winds

// Stylish but practical boots – we’re big fans of LL Bean and Hunter

// Layer up with some normal clothing, because chances are, your office is an average of 70 degrees. Throw a light-weight tee under your wool sweater in case you get too hot

So there you have your typical outfit for the next month and a half.. stay warm out there kids!

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