Chalet chic: The ski cabin look’s hot this winter

  • Associated Press
  • Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:06pm
  • Life

Stores have been full of colorful ornaments and sparkly decor that set the holiday tone with glamour and panache. But there’s also decor for those who prefer a lasting theme with more homespun serenity: It’s the ski cabin feeling.

If you like plaid flannel sheets, wintry hues and rustic textures, chalet chic is for you. You can imagine fireplaces ablaze, skis and skates at the ready and cozy lodges.

“We love all the adorable woodland-themed decorations on everything from pillows and throws to ornaments and tableware,” HGTV Magazine’s Sara Peterson said.

Collections of these creatures — deer, foxes, bears — are available in any number of crafted forms: bottlebrush squirrels, raccoons and hedgehogs at Pottery Barn, faux fur and fiber owls and moose at West Elm (www.potterybarn.com; www.westelm.com).

Cozy Fair Isle-patterned throws with a ski chalet vibe.(www.homegoods.com) can be found at Homegoods.

For winter-long accents, fill large clear hurricanes with birch branches or white painted twigs. Arhaus has pillar candles in cream and dove gray that are carved to look like cable knit sleeves. Felted throw pillows embroidered with deer, rabbits and other forest friends add charm. Find chunky knit throws here, too (www.arhaus.com).

Ikea’s Annbritt collection includes woolly blankets, plaid cushions and duvet covers in rich reds (www.garnethill.com; www.ikea.com).

Or evoke the vibe with canoe and lumberjack decor. The old camp standard Stanley Thermos has been updated in green, red or ivory, perfect for skating or sledding parties (www.westelm.com).

If you’d like to take the chalet theme in a more literal direction, consider decorating with actual skis and snowboards. The artwork on many snowboards has great graphic oomph (www.ridesnowboards.com; www.k2snowboarding.com).

Or consider a bronze-finished ski door knocker or throw pillows with 1940s-era, ski-resort postcard art (www.potterybarn.com).

Makes you want a hot toddy, doesn’t it?

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