A Charming Chateau

An outdoorsy master-of-all-trades and a sunny, inspiring southern girl married. He loves camouflage and fresh air. She brightens a room with her vibrance. Five children and more than 15 years later, the pair settled into a well-suited home to nurture their loving brood. With space but not time to spare, this lively family wanted some help to bring the lodge ambiance for him and the cottage coziness for her.



Seemingly opposing styles often make the most surprising and fun combinations. So how do you combine a hunting lodge with a cheerful cottage? You design the Charming Chateau, of course.

Classic elements of lodge decor are plaids, over-sized furniture, and rustic finishes.  Ingredients of a cheery cottage design include a bright and broad color scheme, florals, and soft accents. A fun quirkiness happens when you create large scale accents for a hunting lodge in a whimsical color palette.



Incorporating the front entry and hallway into the new design create a cohesive and welcoming result.

Front Entry Before
Front Entry After


Hallway Before
Hallway After (fyi, this view is from opposite end from the before picture)


Beautiful commissioned oil on canvas (credit Winton Swanson) welcomes guests as they enter.


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