Building Your Home | 12 April 2017

Cosy up to vancouver lodge

by Carlisle Homes

More than just a Wintery retreat, the secret to ensuring your Vancouver Lodge theme is trans-seasonal is to keep it light-filled with a contemporary air. Be inspired by the Canadian ski slopes, with open fires and rustic appeal, but apply a balanced touch to accessorising by erring on the side of minimalism to allow the warmth of natural timbers to really shine through.

Check our styling tips from the Carlisle Interior Design team to master the Vancouver Lodge style in your home.

Layer it up…
Perfect for bedroom styling and sofa decorating, layering Vancouver Style is choosing a lovely meld of fabrics and finishes to create a textured look. Experiment with satin cushions atop cotton flannel sheets and chunky cable knit or faux fur throws for a modern twist on this lodge theme.


(left) Vancouver Lodge style on display in the Carrington at Timbertop Estate, Officer, (right) chunky knits and grey merle tones from Adairs.

Rustic elements from nature
Choose interesting pieces from nature, to create great conversations and unique focal points. The secret to nailing this element of Vancouver Lodge styling is ‘less is more’, and choose flexible items that can be moved around your home to keep re-inventing your look over and over.


(Left) Organic artefacts at decorator appeal in the Carrington with Vancouver Lodge styling (right) Antler Print Wall Art from Temple & Webster.

Timber features for warmth
Accenting your decorating with timber elements is the signature of this lodge style. BUT, be careful to choose with a contemporary tone in mind to avoid creating a cottage décor. The focus should be on anchoring your desired look without over doing it.


Neutral with a dash of grey and maybe chocolate
Let the timber elements and decorator accents create the statement tones for this theme, while the furniture items and floor rugs take backstage with a neutral and grey palette. Create interest and depth with a mixture of textures of similar palettes, and introduce cameos of chocolate for richness and warmth.


(Left) Neutral toned sofas and sheer drapes offset the warmth of the timber flooring in the Carrington (Right) Luxurious leather cushions from Country Road.

If Vancouver Lodge style appeals to your décor statements, check out the full collection and expert tips in the Inspire by Carlisle interactive gallery.

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