Christmas in July

Several months ago I spent hours upon hours looking for a ski lodge with interiors worthy enough to share with you, discriminating readers.  Not only did I fail, I failed miserably.  So much so that I even had to torture you with this post featuring hideous ski interiors.  Again, I apologize. Fast forward to five minutes ago when I finally found the holy grail of below freezing decor:  a well appointed winter retreat.  (The angels are singing right now, PS) I would have waited until winter to share it with you but I have the memory of a fruit fly so, let's just hop to it now.  Besides, it's a balmy 102 outside, so I don't mind thinking about snow for a few minutes.

I love that the designer decided to forgo the standard dark wood and walls that is so common in ski lodges (why is that).  The thought of mirroring snow in your space is so much more appealing.  Of course, this is coming from a girl who never met a white wall she didn't like.  Ok, maybe one or two, but they were in lame ass rentals.

Oh, you do want your lodge to have some wood?  OK, no problem.  How about a swiss cross too so you can really feel like you're in the alps?  By the way, this little gem, Fjall Ski Lodge,  is in Australia and was designed by Hecker, Phelan & Guthrie.

Bada Bing!  The money Shot!  When can I move in?

On a scale of 1  to 10, with 1 being the current view I have of a flock of rednecks off my back porch and 10 being is that the holy trinity out there in the yander, I'm going to give this view a solid 12.

more light, more open space, more views... yawn

I usually don't worry about exteriors, but this one was in the slideshow, so I thought I would share.

I hope this provided all of you with a little relief from the heat.  Until tomorrow: xoxoxo

all images via the cool hunter