Whiteout Conditions: The Product Post
Last week we talked about an upcoming design trend, and how to translate that trend into your own home if you happen to live in a snowy environment. Decorating with white has reclaimed a spot on the top of the charts, but if you abide in the mountains, you may know that decorating in all white is a taboo. I mean, really, who wants to live in a snow cave?
But wait! There are ways to carefully edge around this no-no, and to create a stunning space that is not only warm and white and cozy, but is also chic as chic can be. If you missed last week’s post that covered HOW to design with white in your mountain home, you can find it here. Today, as promised, we are going to discuss products that will help you bring your vision to life. Would you be surprised if I told you that you can find all of these products at the Home on the Range showroom? Well, surprise! We have all this and more, and the best part is, if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, we are more than happy to help you find it.
Last week we talked about how important it is to use warmer colors and textures along with white when designing in the mountains. We absolutely love the leather, rivets, and distressed-wood-claw-feet of this stool/ottoman. It would look great paired with leather chairs, or with other white decor items.
This birch tree floor lamp is a great example of using “off-whites” to warm up your space, while also giving the all-white feeling. An added bonus of using a lamp like this is that it brings in the rustic/natural feel that we are so fond of seeing in mountain design.
These porcelain and pewter serving pieces are ideal for a classy, white winter escape. The color and texture of the antlers add a rustic interest to the pieces, while the shine of the pewter helps to cut the starkness of the white. These would be great used as centerpieces on a dining or coffee table, hung with other trays to create a focal wall, or used for serving at an apres-ski party.
Are you noticing our rustic trend here? These pillows are perfect for a mountain lodge. They kill two trend birds with one stone because not only are they fashionably white, but they also feature designs current favorite creature: the stag. For more on “Going Stag” read our post here. Also, if you choose pure white pillows (like the one on the bottom), make sure to surround them with other types of warmth, like burlap, off-white bedding, or a fur throw.
Speaking of fur, while our last product is not actually a white decor item, it IS a perfect companion to these white decor items. We talked about the importance of adding the feeling of warmth through textures and colors, and really there are few better ways to do that than by using soft, fluffy, warm, fur. A fur throw or pillow strategically placed in your space is an easy way to add a volume of warmth and comfort that is more difficult to achieve otherwise.
If you love what you see here, or are looking for a bit more inspiration in creating you white mountain retreat, come visit us at the Home on the Range showroom today! You can also find our ideas on Pinterest, or see more of our mountain work in our website portfolio. Stay warm out there!