A cabin in the Woods: 5 of the best

A cabin in the Woods: 5 of the best
13/02/2019 Anna Sjostrom Walton
A cabin in the woods. Peace and tranquility in extreme weather excites and calms the soul. Image by Mauro Zamarian on Unsplash.com.

Why does a cabin in the woods speak to our senses so deeply? Think about the times when you felt your best, most at ease and able to take things in your stride? Were you in nature, or at your day job? My money is on the first.

There’s now an entire industry around biophilia and Biophilic Design – reconnecting with nature for wellbeing. Biophilic Design brings natural elements into interior spaces. This improves wellbeing, productivity and creativity by up to 15%. Unsurprisingly, the focus in research has been on office spaces, where the bottom line is heavily influenced by staff members’ wellbeing. But our leisure time of course depends on just these very same principles. This is what Chalk & Moss is all about, inviting this sense of wellbeing into our private spaces. So think about what Biophilic Design means, and how design and homewares can bring a sense of calm into our personal lives.

Biophilic design tricks include using natural materials, colours and textures in our homes and holiday places. Visual references can either directly or indirectly refer to nature in their shapes and forms. Direct your eyes to greenery beyond the glass. Terrapin Bright Green’s 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design covers these areas and more, extending to topic like airflow, presence of water,  complexity and order, biomorphic forms and patterns, refuge and mystery. Seldom are these tools more obvious than in the cosy and immersive cabin in the woods. Here you have some of the most inspiring cabins, to get your own home decor inspiration juices flowing!

 

A cabin in the woods – pure magic for the senses

  1. Revugia Spa and Wellness Resort by Lichtecht (via Home Adore) 

Best for: Visual Connection with Nature

Revugia Spa and Wellness Resort by Lichtecht - from Home Adore on Instagram. BIophilic design tells us to incorporate outside views into our interiors, to invite the outside in. This wellness resort clearly does this pretty well!

Revugia Spa and Wellness Resort by Lichtecht – from Home Adore on Instagram

 

2. Carpineto Mountain Refuge by Paolo Danesi Architect & Massimo Gnochi Architect, via The Design Walker.

Best for: Biomorphic Forms and Patterns

Carpineto Mountain Refuge by Paolo Danesi Architect & Massimo Gnochi Architect, via The Design Walker.

 

3. Gather Green rental cabins in NY State

Best for: Refuge

Gather Green rental cabins in NY State. Watch the outside world from the cosy comfort of this fully nature immersed bed.

Gather Green rental cabins in NY State. Watch the outside world from the cosy comfort of this fully nature immersed bed.

 

4. Klein prefab house by BIG architects, upstate NY (via Dezeen)

Best for: Dynamic and Diffused Light

Image by Matthew Carbone

Klein prefab house by BIG architect, upstate NY (via Dezeen). The glass structure fully connects you with nature through the seasons.

 

5. Ferme Anjuna, Megeve, France, Luxury Ski Chalets

Best for: Presence of water

Luxury Ski Chalets Ferme Anjuna, Megeve, France. Presence of water plays an important role in nature connected, biophilic design. This can be still or moving water, such as a water feature.

Luxury Ski Chalets Ferme Anjuna, Megeve, France. Presence of water plays an important role in nature connected, biophilic design. This can be still or moving water, such as a water feature.

 

You can find these and more in the Biophilic Design board of the Chalk & Moss Pinterest page. You might like the Biophilic interiors & architecture board and cabins board. Do follow Chalk & Moss there!

I’d love to also show you two blog other posts – this magical Norwegian mountain log cabin we borrowed and this one above the Arctic Circle.

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