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The Rustic Lodge Look has been popular since colonial
times in the U.S. as it has always stood for some of our country’s deepest values
such as rugged individualism and the home of the brave. These fabrics remind us
of what was an abundance of wildlife that was so attractive to our forebears and
although greatly diminished today, we still carry an affinity for the reminder of
the greatness of Nature that surrounds us.
Upholstery fabrics are regarded as very sturdy with the ability to withstand heavy use. Our line features high grade, easy to clean, color fast cloth, and quality faux leathers which reflect the rustic décor of log homes in today’s settings. Whether you are re-covering one chair or planning a major project for a hotel, we will be able to meet your needs quickly and efficiently. We take pride in our work and we believe you will too!
History of Rustic Lodge Look in Design
In the hearts of Americans lies a history of our country
that is one to make us all proud, no matter how long we have lived here or who we
are. This land has been good to Man, blessed with abundance from its early times
to support him in all his enterprises.
Early Native Americans covered this country with their tribes building (in the eyes of the Europeans) primal villages and even cities and remaining close to Mother Earth in their culture and attitude. Every lodge boasted the remnants of their hunters in the form of furs, leathers, clothing, tools, wall-hangings and in pictures on pottery and their rustic altars.
The early Europeans came and discovered the abundance of game that was the sustenance and gave glory to God for His care. His strange new local neighbors did the same, only recognized that Infinite Power through that of His works. Both cultures faced the Hunt which would produce the food needed to survive. Both utilized every part of the animal to aid in that survival and valued it. Both filled their homes and hearts with what this land gave to them. The moose, deer, elk, and mountain sheep, even the lowly duck and the mighty eagle were sources of inspiration and survival and are still honored today in our upholstery fabrics and art for our high country style homes.
The Rustic Lodge log cabin look honors these memories and while, we probably don’t recognize it as such in our modern day, there is a part of us honoring our ancestral way of life that was given to sustain us even through our present time, as it nurtured our forefathers and made us who we are.
Where did the lodge look originate? In our history and in this country’s history is the answer: in our hunters and their place in our cultures and their gifts of food, bone and leather. Where it has gone honors the earth itself with its inclusion of metals and stone intertwined with the animals, the rustic lifestyles and colors of America’s past.
Today, the modern lodges have little in common with the earlier homes in this country as most would be viewed by our earlier ancestors as mansions fit for kings. Yet inside, they would find much that would remind them of our continued reverence for that which this land gave us in abundance.
We find it in the simpler lines that define the rustic look as the earlier settlers used more rudimentary elements such as tree branches and animal antlers in their furniture and tanned leather for their fabric. Rustic meant using what was available and being the creative people that we are, making it beautiful as well as functional. Today’s lodges reflect the deep woods log cabin feel and have made this a standard that defines its very existence. This is why we still have a need for the outdoors, the country, the mountains and the lakes and streams in our lives, even in the middle of Modern Manhattan. We want that connection back to a simpler time, a more primal time, something that connects us back beyond even our past. The rustic lodge look sparks our imaginations of times long past and brings peace to our souls. It is why it remains today one of the most popular looks for homes, furniture upholstery and rooms in our very modern dwellings.
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