All fall we’ve been admiring the just-opened Little Cat Lodge in Upstate New York, with quirky, fresh interiors by design co. LoveIsEnough. Here are 11 design details to borrow from the mountainside inn and tavern.
Photography by Chris Mottalini, courtesy of LoveIsEnough.
1. Add elements of the alpine.
2. Paint it red.
3. Choose chunky over clean-lined.
4. Lean into unexpected textures.
The inn is the project of longtime friends and restaurateurs Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman, and the Tavern is helmed by James Beard Award-nominated chef Jason Bond.
5. Paint little surprises.
6. Drop in a patterned daybed.
7. There’s always room for a Noguchi light.
Much of the guest room furniture was custom built by Primary Visual; some have “Swiss/German-style floral fabric on the bolsters behind the beds.” Each room also includes “a storybook scene painted by local artist Esmé Shapiro on pieces of wood that were culled from Catamount.”
8. Try scalloped trim.
9. Get out the vintage embroidery.
10. Bring braided rugs into the bath.
11. Say yes to wood paneling.
Little Cat Lodge is pet friendly and now accepting bookings; head to their site for more info.
And for more particularly design-forward destinations, might we suggest:
- 8 Ideas to Borrow from the Shaker-Inspired Commerce Inn in NYC
- Atelier Vime’s Just-Opened Emporium in a Restored House in Provence
- “Sexy and Decadent”: The Sessions Arts Club in London