When did logs become so stylish? (Around the same time as antlers, perhaps?) It used to be that trees belonged outdoors. Or up in your cabin in Maine. Designers eased them into our rooms gently with white resin, silver or ceramic pieces fashioned to look like logs. Now they simply hack down a tree and plop it into our decor, proclaiming it “mahvelous.” Ok, not really, but almost. This touch of the earthy, when done with restraint, can soften a space. It also adds texture (designers love that) and reminds us that two worlds really can coexist. I found tons of rooms in which logs, stumps, and branches have been incorporated with perfection.
Photos: Hotel Frank, San Francisco; Bahia de la Luna, Oaxaca via Apartment Therapy; Lindsay Bentis; Amy Lau Design; The Surf Lodge, Montauk in Coastal Living; Hotel Vertigo; Amy Lau Design; photographer Simon Watson; Susanna Salk via Habitually Chic; Joe Schmelzer; Gerald Pomeroy in Traditional Home; Spruce Design + Decor; photographer Max Attenborough; unidentified; Pure Design and Decor; Canadian House & Home; Kelly Wearstler on Style Compass; S.R. Gambrel; architect Eric Cobb in Metropolitan Home; unidentified; Pappas Miron; Spruce Design + Decor; Sam Cardella Design; Lindsay Bentis; Apartment Therapy; Parker Sims; Wendy Blount; Kara Mann;Spruce Design + Decor; photographer Kelly Ishikawa; Pappas Miron; Bleu Nature; Jayne Wunder; Elle Decor; Dave Coote Design; Johnston Architects; Eric Roseff.
I know we’ve seen chalkboard chic time and again, but with the start of the new school year, I just couldn’t resist. So, secure your school supplies, especially some chalk. I wonder if banging erasers is still an acceptable punishment during detention? I’m thinking not.
Photos: This Ain’t No Disco; Teresa Sapey Studio; Apartment Therapy; photographer Amanda Prior; Apartment Therapy; photographer Nicolas Mathéus; Apartment Therapy; Apartment Therapy; Alan Higgins Architects; Dave Coote Design; Coburn Architecture; Loft Life; architect Fiona Winzar; Patrice Bevan Cowans; Alkemie; Alkemie; Cookie; Heart of the Matter; Living Etc.; Apartment Therapy; unidentified; Alkemie; photographer Diane Hedrikx; photographer Prue Ruscoe; The City Sage; Amanda Nisbet; Apartment Therapy; Wish; Kyle Timothy Home; Chocolat; Cookie; Apartment Therapy; Apartment Therapy; Wish; Living Etc.; Bungalow Hotel by Sixx Design; Birdhouse Design; Kate Maloney Interiors; Dwell; Dave Coote Design.