Monday, June 22, 2009

Surprising Log Cabin

The idea of a log cabin is a really cute one but when the idea is actually put forward it turns into a mess of antler cliches and too much wood. NOT HERE though! I was pleasantly surprised by this home that super caught my eye in Traditional Home, designed by Carole Weaks.

The white painted wood lightens this covered porch right up. I don't like the uber woodsy feeling that you can sometimes slip into with these types of houses. Well played, Ms Weaks.

Okay, I know it's a little bit more woodsy in here but I think that it's lightened up by the fabrics and the white material that fills in the logs.

I'm letting this tree branch handrail and balustrade off the hook because it's made from a rhododendron. I think you see my point.

This sitting area looks so cozy and delightful! The antique chest by the door (swoon) is so cute! I am such a sucker for antique painted furniture.

Isn't this fabric for the draper incredible? It's Ajmir by Manuel Canovas. I also adore bobbin furniture like these chairs and bench above.

Another light and airy bedroom. This room is simple, but with incredible details like the grass cloth walls (Zoffany), the double doors opening into the room, and the earthy pottery vases.

As a rule, I super don't like valances, but it's just my opinion...Moving on though, how sweet is that crewelwork fabric for the drapery and pillows?! The antique table that these two beds share is also incredible.

Ignoring the entire drapery work as it's getting a little too "country kitchen" for me, I am really taken in by this bed. So dainty and sweet with plaids and prints and I am equally enthralled with the mini vase hidden in the corner.


Overall I'd say this is the perfect little log cabin. They've really worked with a tiny home and made it seemingly bigger by leaving the interior lighter, in color and otherwise.

Also I'll be having a special give-away later on this week so GET JAZZED for it!

Alicia B.

12 comments:

Raina said...

Now THAT is my idea of roughin' it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! I love learning how to combine different aesthetics. Can you tell me more about some of the "vocab" you used? Like valences, bobbin furniture, crewelwork, just to name a few?

Alicia B. Designs said...

OH ANONYMOUS you're going to get vocab and crewel work until you're sick! Thanks!

Alicia said...

Crewel always is fabulous!!! I love the porch but not being a log cabin kind of gal...all the logs inside a bit much for me.

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

Such a cozy home - thanks for the tour :)

www.designfabulous.com said...

This cabin is beautiful. I love how they didn't design with a "cabin" theme. There is nothing I hate worse than that, and nothing i love more than seeing a cabin designed beautifully and so inviting and cozy. Great post!

Shandell's said...

This log cabin has been brought to a new level. Cozy and comfortable, in a rustic setting.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have a stair balustrade made of rhododendron branches, for my log home. Thanks for the info!

jennifer said...
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Susan Graham said...

Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

Susan Graham said...

my heart skipped a beat! these are soooo beautiful! they aren't my fave style, but what you did with them is incredible. you are seriously talented, and never undervalue yourself just to make sales- know your worth in this world! the right customers always do come along, given time. and don't you want your pieces to go to the right people who will LOVE them and appreciate them like you do? of course ya do.

Ellen said...

I just saw this post while looking for painted log cabin interiors. I actually toured that cabin last year while looking for property in North Carolina. It was even more beautiful in reality. Every detail perfect and although it is an historic cabin it seemed like new. Unfortunately it was little small for our needs but I was in love with it. Great post!!