Rustic Mountain Lodge Holiday Inspiration

Posted by Sharon Auld

There’s something so special and magical about a rustic mountain lodge at Christmastime. When there’s a chill in the winter air, and the mountain peaks are blanketed with fresh snow, a mountain lodge beckons with the promise of warmth and coziness after wintry day on the slopes. At Christmastime, decked out in twinkling lights and greenery, a mountain lodge is never more welcoming.

Naturally Chic, takes us to Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff and shares with us this rustic mountain lodge, holiday inspiration. Tara Whittaker Photography captures it all!

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittake Photography

From Naturally Chic:

“My inspiration for this table was simply the rustic beauty of the Wapiti Longhouse. I love this space! With a massive, fieldstone fireplace, wood beams, open timbers, and hard wood floors, it’s sheer perfection! The mantle is always decorated so beautifully for the holidays. It’s everything you want in a mountain lodge; rustic, warm, cozy and inviting!

I design lots of weddings, and while beautiful, I don’t always get to take full advantage of the raw, rustic beauty of this space. With this tablescape, I wanted it to complement the space. I wanted it to be warm, cozy and inviting!

I chose simple, rustic elements; a wood harvest table, a wood bench and willow chairs. I used lots of textures, lambskin, faux fur, and this great “wool sock” table runner with buffalo plaid napkins from Roots. Seasonal greenery, wood accents and lots of candlelight completed the look.”

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

“The centepiece is a simple, DIY project that anyone can do! It consists of a wood box and candles in glass cylinders (floating candles would be nice too). I used clippings from my yard and floral foam (available at any craft store) to secure it in place.”

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography“It’s no secret that I love wood; I used lots for this tablescape, including these gorgeous wood chargers from  Celebration Creation (you don’t have to be a wedding planner either to rent some accessories from your local decor shop).

I used crisp white, modern china plates and vintage silverware for the place settings. To complete the look, I made wood menus and used small pieces of leather for place cards.”

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker PhotographyLeather place card and engraved wood menu + holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

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Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table + wood menu designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

“I hope you enjoyed my take on a rustic, mountain lodge Christmas! Cheers!” Sharon, Naturally Chic

Rustic mountain lodge holiday table designed by Naturally Chic | Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography

Tablescape Design and Concept: Naturally Chic; Photography: Tara Whittaker Photography; Venue: Buffalo Mountain Lodge.

Wood menu: Naturally Chic; Wood Chargers: Celebration Creation; Floral Centrepiece: Naturally Chic; Buffalo Plaid Napkins (tea towels): Roots; Table Runner: Roots.
Models: Kari and Derek Owen; Ladies Fashion: Adorn Boutique; Hair & Makeup: Mountain Beauties (Hair – Suzanne and Makeup – Nadine).
Thank you to everyone from Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts for hosting us at Buffalo Mountain Lodge! Special thanks to Lauren, Pamela, Kerri and Bree! And a very special thank you to Kari and Derek for spending the day with us!