Well, I can only surmise that winter must be approaching. Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but there’s no other explanation for this.
This home, which I came across while browsing The Design Files, has inexplicably stolen my heart. It contains several things that usually turn me off an interior: warm-toned, shiny floors, a stone fireplace surround, an animal head mounted on the wall, and a plethora of plaid (great on me, gross on my sofa.) But, BUT, I do love it so.
I think this change of heart is down to the change of seasons: this place just looks like the kind of place you want to hole up for the winter in, doesn’t it? And with good reason; it’s the Mount Buller, Australia home of a family so mad for skiing that they move to this, their second home, every winter, even taking their kids out of school, to make the most of the season.
Now I’m not a skier (though if it’ll get me out of work, please tell me how and where), but I am a Canadian, and I know a thing or two about what makes a cottage, as we call them. I think this place has it in spades: it’s the panelled walls, the beamed ceiling and the abundant natural light. The modern kitchen and Scandinavian sensibility don’t hurt either, come to think of it.
Do you ever find yourself attracted to homes that aren’t your usual cup of tea? Or do you find your tastes changing with the seasons? Do tell, I’ll just be over here on this bearskin rug.
All images via The Design Files