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.