Rustic Refined

Over the weekend we lit our first official fire of the season.  The mornings and evenings are now consistently chilly, and I’m not leaving the house without at least a coat or jacket for a while.  It’s this time of year when my focus on beach and pool houses shifts over to mountain lodges and retreats.  Something about being surrounded by dramatic wooden beams and fireplaces along with fur throws and flannels seems to lessen the harsh reality of the cold months ahead.  This Big Sky, Montana house by the design team Lucas Studio holds all these warm elements and so much more. 

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  1. Love the cozy pics…you are right….Ive cleaned out my fireplace and its ready and waiting…a chill is definitely in the air!

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  2. We lit our first wood stove of the season yesterday too and while I love having a warm fire I'm not looking forward to snow! Wonderful inspirational images makes me want to cozy down.

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  3. While we haven't had a fire yet, my focus is shifting as well. Love this beautiful rustic retreat!!

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  4. Cara wrote:

    We had our first fire too!
    Having a GIVEAWAY over at Lilac and Grey!

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  5. I love this cozy rustic feeling. I dream of owning a second house where I can do this!

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  6. Great minds do think alike… it's indeed the cooler air, darker mornings and the scent of wood fires! Love your rustic mood today.
    xxoo

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  7. great cozy spaces! You are making me homesick for our Muskoka cottage – I'd have the fire going by now too. Oh well, back to the flip flops!

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  8. I Dream Of wrote:

    Gorgeous. I'd like to cozy up there with good friends or a good book. We lit our first fire last weekend. I can't believe we are speeding toward November, but am loving all the wonders of fall.
    Happy Monday!

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  9. A lot of times I find that cabin equals hokey but this is so chic and well done I'd live here any day.

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  10. Since one fireplace is being rebuilt…just got the living room fireplace set up for a winter's worth of relaxing!! Love the Big Sky lodge feel….and oh what I would give to be curled up in front of one this week!!

    Happy Week, Sue!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  11. Stephanie wrote:

    I'd have to include Slim Paley's retreat in here – now that is rustic I'd love to get some r&r at!

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  12. The 1st fire of the season is always so wonderful. I love cozying up by the fire with blankets and a cup of tea. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  13. I love the rustic natural beams with the dark carved wood pieces in the stairwell and bedroom, very cozy!

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  14. We have a fireplace in our temporary apt. here but it is still in the 80s here in Dallas….sigh….Love the lodge look….

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  15. Kathy wrote:

    Oh boy this looks so cozy…I think I will go hit the button and start my fire…ps saw your place featured on Houzz, very cool!

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  16. Ann wrote:

    I love rustic interiors,

    they're so warm and cozy.

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  17. Jen Umm wrote:

    the staircase, WOW, i love the exposed natural wood theme in houses, as the colour of the wood changes over time. Hopefully one day I can own a home with the much wood in it! thank you so much for sharing!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  18. Val wrote:

    The rustic look is so warm and cozy. I love it.

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  19. ahhh this looks so cosy and inviting. Wish I had a real fire now, but sadly London properties don't have real ones anymore 🙁 great photos by the way- did you take them yourself? I relaly need to brush up on my skills!

    Published on 10.26.11 · Reply