|Wednesday, September 07, 2011|
Timberline Lodge had been run down, closed up and even slated for demolition. But what nearly killed it was changing fashions. As its handcrafted furnishings began to show their age, they were replaced with then-stylish shag rugs, plaid curtains and factory furniture.
Thank goodness for friends. In 1975, lodge manager Dick Kohnstamm welcomed the newfound Friends of Timberline with a vision for authentic restoration by regional craftsmen. “It’s rustic,” says historian Sarah Munroe, “in the arts and crafts tradition.” Read on to find out how to capture that casual charm at home.