Thursday, January 12, 2012

...about Ski Lodge Mod.

Before the re-boom of Mid-century modern design, and long before my first sips of wine, aprés ski (more "aprés pizza wedging"), I fantasized about what I then dubbed “ski lodge mod,” a combination of Nordic style and James Bond chic, the slow bend of vintage skis and Eames loungers, all set against stacked-stone walls and lit by firelight and full moons. So when the boys over at Bubble & Squeak offered me the opportunity to publicly live out the fantasy, I jumped at the chance.

Top to bottom, left to right: Solistone Portico Slate Collection, "Alcazar;" Flag Halyard Chair, Design Within Reach; Line WIne Bar, Design Within Reach; Charles Sectional, WeissHouse; Jason Miller Antler Chandelier, DESIGNLUSH; West Elm Faux Fur Throw (no longer available); "47" Table, Design Within Reach; Low Table, John Houshmand.

Top to bottom: Langham Desk, WeissHouse; Whisky Stone Shot Glasses, Uncommon Goods; the Gubi line, Design Within Reach

But what constitutes a modern ski lodge style? Gutsy, simplified silhouettes that hold their own against stone and log walls, materials pulled from nature, familiar woodsy shapes rendered in silvered glass, acrylic or metal, a combination of deep woods and a tech-inspired revealed structure, and stone grays that disappear into the firelight shadows.

Top to bottom, left to right: Loft Round Mirror, Room and Board; Mongolian Lamb Pillows, West Elm; Aalto 10" Vase, Switch Modern; Cocoon Aeris Stainless Steel Fireplace, Switch Modern; Wood Dresser, West Elm (no longer available); Resin Antler, Jayson Home & Garden (no longer available); Clarke Bench, Umbria Flannel Velvet, Jayson Home & Garden; Alessi PZ03 Floor Candlestick, Switch Modern; Timber Coffee Table, Z Gallerie; Contemporary Swivel Chair, Wisteria.

Some pieces, classics rendered in winter-whites, look brand new, while brand new pieces, like the Gubi line of molded wood chairs, look Eames-familiar.
Top to bottom, left to right: Flokati Rug, IKEA; Wall-mounted Fireplace Tools, Peter Maly, Hive; Conduit Magazine Holder, Interior Homescapes; Punch SIde Table, Interior Homescapes; Civil War Gettysburg Blanket, Woolrich; Stingray Rocker, Huset; Aalto Bowls, Switch Modern; Aluminum Deer Horns, Arhaus;Geology Slate Wall Tiles, "Sediment," Phillip Jeffries Ltd.

See more of the Ski Lodge Mod style over at Bubble & Squeak, including inspiration images from DWELL and Interior Design magazines.


68 comments:

  1. Love this look -so sexy and masculine!

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  2. The Cocoon Aeris Stainless Steel Fireplace and Punch Side Table would go nicely in my little apartment. Reminds me of TRON Legacy, Kevin and Sam Flynn's apartments. Love it!

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  3. love these pieces. i am particularly in love with that stingray rocker. it would look great in the reading corner of my living room!

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  4. I'll take my snifter of warm brandy while sitting in the stingray rocker, enjoying the view of the snow covered mountains.

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  5. You are an original work of artistry magic yourself P.

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  6. OK, I never really thought about ski lodge mod, but you have taken it to a whole new level. Your a rock staaaaa!!!! The "Ghost Antler" coat rack would look great in my friend's cabin :)

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  7. Wunderbar for the Uber-kind! A marvelous adult fantasy, perfectly done. Thanks!

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  8. LOVE this look, I'm particularly obsessed with the modern updates on antlers. I may not be able to ski very well, but I can definitely appreciate ski-chic modern design!

    And did I mention that the Erich Ginder "Ghost Antler" coat rack would be an amazing complement to my teeny-tiny nyc apartment?

    Thanks for the post!

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  9. Very fun...love all these pieces. the ghost antler coat rack would look great in my new home in arizona.

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  10. Love love love the designs Patrick! I need all the inspiration I can get for my santa monica digs. Please send me antlers!

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  11. Love the gray sofa in the second picture, and the coffee table in the lower right-hand corner!

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  12. These designs are so cool - wonderful work!

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  13. Lot's of ideas for our cabin in the mountains!

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  14. Situation: Fireplace in need of fabulous design. Loving the new solistone portico slate. A "Ghost Antler " hanging beside it with a white fox fur scarf dangling from the far left side. Gus & Bandit sharing their newly acquired black bear rug in front of the crackling fire. Meanwhile Erik, Jim, Patrick & a very special guest relax and sip their slightly chilled wine from their crystal Waterford wine glasses admiring their dedication & love for design. I wake suddenly to realize I'm only dreaming...a FABULOUS dream!

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  15. I love your inspiration...great style with a masculine touch the way I like it!

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  16. love both blogs - want the antlers (please)

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  17. I love everything you listed here!

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  18. Makes me want to head up to the snowy north!

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  19. how wonderful!!!

    allister bee dot blogspot dot com

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  20. i am seriously in love with this chic, almost cold look! it's gorgeous!!

    paislea forever at gmail dot com

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  21. I love the wood and the stone. It's so gorgeous.

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  22. I love the clean designs and natural colors!

    sandy(dot)hardman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I love these pieces. They're so chic, and I love the nature influence.

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  24. Love ideas on what constitutes a modern ski lodge... loving the antlers!!!

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  25. The third mood board is my favorite although I'd happily implement all of these ideas into my future cabin :)

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  26. Okay, yay! The key to me commenting was using Safari instead of Firefox. ANYWAY. I need to win these ghost antlers to hang above my new fireplace that JamesJ is designing. OR, I will hang them in the family cabin right next to the wolf print. (This is Anne btw, the one who could never view the comment field.)

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  27. fatj! Thanks for your persistence! And thanks, all, for the comments! Hope you stick around awhile... and keep commenting!! It makes it more fun for me to read your comments!! It gets LONELY in this snowy cabin!! ;)

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  28. What a great giveaway that you're hosting over at Bubble & Squeak. I am crossing my fingers that I get to take this gorgeous piece home.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Patrick, I absolutely love that stainless steel fireplace! So eco-friendly and chic, and a great idea that I hadn't seen done before, the modern shape is lovely as well. Also, the Punch Side Table looks very cozy and homey to me, all while saying stylish and versatile.

    P.S.
    I don't know whether it's perfect or inappropriate that a girl who's nickname is Bambi, wants to win a deer antler coat rack. Let's go with perfect though!

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  30. Excellent picks! I would be ecstatic to add any one of these pieces to my home. Also, thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway on Bubble and Squeak. *fingers crossed*

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  31. i love mid century stuff. My house if full of it and I even decorated my husbands office with it. I love the mix of antlers into a modern decor.

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  32. Tasteful choices. Thank you for the opportunity to take home the antlers. Happy Friday!

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  33. I think all of the above would fit in my county cabin!
    bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

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  34. I like the woodsy look decor and the antler combo with the new mod decor.

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  35. Ugh, this is just too gorgeous! I love the clean lines and rough textures. So so pretty!

    shardiy@b-y.net

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  36. LOVE this look. I've been eyeing Jayson Home and Garden's lucite antlers for quite some time....

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  37. I'm a Pacific Northwest girl, and this is my favorite style ever ! Great picks.

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  38. I love how it's rustic but still elegant. Absolutely beautiful.

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  39. Awesome stone shot glasses and timber coffee table.

    And I would love those antlers

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  40. Adoring this post - the Eames is a favorite of mine - especially in white:)
    Divine - and so are the antlers in the Giveaway - fingers xxx
    Axx

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  41. Love that couch! And the entire decor!

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  42. Oh! All of that stuff looks so great! The antlers too!

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  43. We have a family ranch in Texas, and this stuff would look AMAZING. Unfortunatley, I don't get to decorate.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  44. Antler coat rack=awesome! Love it!

    teanster@hotmail.com

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  45. Fantastic ideas! I just moved into a new house & I think lots of these would work great in my game room.

    Thanks for the post.

    lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  46. Great! I love the modern cozy style. christadalien(at)hotmail.com

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  47. All I can say is Sexy Warmth! Bring on Ski Lodge Mod. It's a great inspiration.

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  48. I absolutely love how all the materials and pieces interact with each other when grouped together, yet none compete despite each having their own unique qualities! The clean lines, tactile textiles and organic forms share common threads that make for a cohesive design- They're natural, entice the user to enjoy their surroundings and ever so chic!

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    1. Can you write all of my reviews??? Thank you!!!

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  49. I don't know if it makes me sexy and masculine, but I live this look, too. I adore rustic meets modern, old meets new, organic meets sleek. Nice.

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  50. *** Oh,... my... goooooodness!!! Is this "OUR" wonderfully talented PATRICK, of "RMS fame" from "way-back-when"??? If so, HI, old pal, from "Mom of a German Shorthair"!!!

    FAB post... loved every minute of the read & pics~~~ signing up for constant updates of your new ones!!! Yer lookin' goood, fella!!!

    WARMEST WISHES,

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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    1. Linda! It IS the very same Patrick!! Thank you for the longtime support!!! And great memory! :)

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  51. *** Ha ha ha!!! "... a "ROBOT"??? (Well, I GUESS I've been accused of worse!!! Grins!)... Linda ***

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  52. Love, love, love your rustic sensibility, Patrick - I think you might appreciate the furniture of La Lune Collection - here's the FB link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Lune-Collection/282223088462464

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  53. I am loving that so many of you have different favorite pieces! Such a fun post for me, and your comments make it even more fun!!!

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  54. It's got a fantastic James Bond villain sensibility.

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  55. I really do like your designs. They look comfy yet classy comfort.

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  56. Apree Ski conjurs images of white Mongolian hats, my selection would be the collage with the Mongolian Lamb Pillows. Cheers!

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