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“Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” - Dr. Maya Angelou ...

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It appears I need to go shopping for some new jeans!
Been so busy of late that shopping has become a lost cause for me 🤣. I think I might try a bit of creative needle & thread artistry this weekend .... and bring back the patchwork fashion trend of the 70’s !(yes, I lived it once, so why not again?)

#busylife #shoppingtime #lifeofadesigner #ranchlife #countryliving #rurallifestyle #fashionfail #countrylivingmodernrustic
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Tack room or mud room, you choose.
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Design: #rochellelynnedesign
Photo: @eymeric.widling
#riversideretreat
#mountainliving
#modernrustic
#ranchhouse
#stablestyle
#mudroomorganization
#luxuryliving #rusticluxury
#rurallife
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They tell us snow is on its way, so I’m going to hang onto this view for just a little bit longer before I embrace the inevitable 6 months of white.
#lifeinalberta #prairelandscape
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“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction”
-Pablo Picasso-
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We broke down, stripped, and dismantled the resources of our land...not to destroy it, but to celebrate the beauty of it, and to take joy in it’s intrinsic ability to give us comfort and security.
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#modernrustic #woodandstone #naturalhomedecor #rusticdecor #mountainlife #ranchlife #westernstyle #loghome #cabin #luxelife #rusticluxury
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Sometimes you just need to pause.
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Design: @rochellelynnedesign
#farmhousedesign #countrystylekitchen #smallspacedesign #kitchenstyling #blackandwhitekitchen #kitcheninspo #kitchenisland #smallkitchen #familyhome
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Warm weather and good company.
It’s been a great weekend.
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Autumn rang, and this time, I didn’t press the snooze button.
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#fallmornings
#flannelweather
#antlerchandelier
#cozybedroom
#cabin
#luxehome
#pendletonblanket
#modernrusticdecor
#vacationhome
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“Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can't be faked.”
-Peter Guber-
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#interiordesign by #rochellelynnedesign
#mountainhome #rusticstyle #ranchhouse #timberandstone #rusticluxe #timberhouse
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When I was a kid I envied my friends who had bunk beds. I felt they were so much more fortunate than me with my plain old bed on the ground.

So every year of summer camp, you can bet I ran to climb to the first available top bunk and claim the glory of sleeping in the sky for an entire week!!
Yup, that was one of the best parts of camp for me. Climbing up and down several times a day didn’t bother me, even bumbling around while losing my footing in the dark wasn’t a deterrent. I was more than happy to risk crashing to the ground during a middle of the night bathroom run. It truly was a week of heaven for me.

So now that I’m a “few” years older I contemplate that childish desire to climb up the ladder, and crawl hunched towards the pillow so as not to whack my head on the ceiling. How did I take joy in the struggle of maneuvering, again with head down, to slither first feet, then legs and eventually whole body under the blankets? Who knew that getting oneself tucked into bed involved the talents of a Cuban Rumba dancer!!!

I think maybe I have outgrown much of that childhood fascination with sleeping in what is essentially a short-ceiling room. Comfort and convenience (especially when climbing in and out of bed in middle of the night!) now outweighs the beckoning of the top bunk.
But then I walk into this room, and something deep down inside of me lights up. That old desire to climb the ladder and slither under the blankets calls out to me.
Because really, how fun it would be to sleep in the sky again!!!
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#bunkbeds #timber #reclaimed #interiordesign #cabinlife #mountainhome #ranchlife #westernstyle #rustic #vintage #farmhouse #rusticdecor
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How about spending the 🇨🇦 #Thanksgiving weekend drooling over our Western Alberta #mountain & #ranch inspired feature story in @loghomeliving magazine...
Link to the full article is in our bio.
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This home's great room is separated into living and dining areas by a massive stone chimney that extends through the heavy-timber roof. A driftwood moose head by Matt Torrens hangs over the dual-sided wood-burning fireplace. Western-themed and Native American-influenced art and a variety of textures – leather, hair-on-hide, raw pine and weathered wood – make the family vacation home feel like a mountain lodge resort. See the full tour–link in bio! ⁠

📸 @eymeric.widling and Rochelle Zemlak⁠
🏡Interior Design: @rochellelynnedesign⁠
🏡Architect: Weigang Marvick & Associates⁠
🏡Log Producer: @moosemountainloghomes⁠

#loghomeliving #loghouse #logcabin #cabinlife #cabin #rustic #home #interiordesign #homedecor #rusticdecor #farmhouse #vintage #mountainhome #ranchlife #westernstyle
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“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” – Coco Chanel ...

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Flipping through magazines on a Sunday morning. I really do appreciate a break from the digital world.
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Design: @rochellelynnedesign
Architecture: #weigangmarvickarchitects
Log Builders: @moosemountainloghomes
Photo: @eymeric.widling
Magazine: @loghomeliving @timberhomeliving

#loghomes #rusticdecor #mountainliving #ranchhouse #westernstyle #rusticluxury #rusticluxe #rural #acreagelife #modernrustic #countryhomes
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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
- Dr Seuss
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This beautiful land we have been gifted.
It deserves to be adored.
It begs to be revered.
It shapes who we are and how we feel.
It is the inspiration that shapes the most captivating, nurturing and embracing creations of our own hands.
In finding a craft to meld land and architecture with uncomplicated harmony, our imaginings, our dreams, our desires for soulful comfort are at long last embraced in that place we all yearn for.
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This is the place we call home.
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I cannot begin to express how full my heart gets when I have the privilege of participating in the creation of the masterpiece of “home” for another family.
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If you could make a difference in the lives of others in need by purchasing this framed print, would you?
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ROARR.org strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies at Rivercross Ranch just outside Calgary, Alberta.
Due to COVID-19 fundraising efforts have needed to shift, and so ROARR has set up an online auction that is now live. Go to @roarrorg to access their website for more info.
This is a non profit organization that Mark and I both support and volunteer at, and is part of the RLD giving back to the community program.
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https://roarr.org
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#equinetherapy #yycgivingback #cochranealberta #calgaryalberta #communitysupport #horselovers #vintagetruck #helpingseniors #youthatriskprograms
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Are words needed?
Some days I have sooo much to say (really, just anyone who knows me- I can go on and on and on!!), but today I just feel like sitting back and soaking in the view in silence.
Feel free to take advantage of my silence and share your own thoughts on this space in the comments below!
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It’s official.
Time to move the sweaters back to the front of the closet!
#fall #ranchlife #ruralliving #firstdayoffall🍁 #albertacanada #colorinspiration #naturesbeauty
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“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”
– Elayne Boosler
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Meet Boulder, the sweetest “country dog” living in the city. As you can see, he has it all figured out....living a country lifestyle is more about HOW you do it, not WHERE you do it.
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This fella is super comfortable, and decidedly stylish, in this inner city townhouse that we transformed into an elegant country farmhouse.
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Boulder has done a fine job of demonstrating that country lifestyle is a state of mind, and can be taken with you no matter where home is located.
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Design by @rochellelynnedesign
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Sunday’s are the best when you take a little time to appreciate the beauty of the land around you. ...

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Contemplating the unconventional idea of wood fire pizza for breakfast.....who’s with me? ...

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It’s official. Summer is walking to the door and preparing to leave us. The last few weeks, or days, of enjoying the glory of outdoor living are waning. So one last hurrah for roasting marshmallows over crackling fires into the wee hours before we prepare for the eventual dusting of snow that is the standard fare for September here in rural Alberta. ...

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Country mornings in the last days of summer...still warm enough for bare feet on the hardwood, but the chill in the air reminds us that Fall is definitely moving in.
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Design: @rochellelynnedesign
Photo: @eymeric.widling
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26 years ago this guy took a HUGE leap of faith as he agreed to join me in my crazy life journey. And oh what a journey it has been! ...

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‘Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...’
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I’m in, all the way!
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Each home has a story, and we are here to help you tell it.
The Bird Suite.
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“It is the job of the designer not to supply the ideas. It is to be patient enough to find the ideas and reveal their magnificence”
- author unknown
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All about the Saturday morning views, thanks to mirrors that have been designed to slide out of the way.
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#barndoorhardware #bathroomdesign #spaathome #mountainviews #logcabinlife #bathroominspiration #woodandstone #timber #rusticdecor
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“If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money cannot buy”
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Interior Design: @rochellelynnedesign
Architecture: #weigangmarvickarchitects
Photography: @eymeric.widling
Beautiful Views: @alberta.canada
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