Log Cabin Love: Summer Edition

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In helping a client to design built-in beds for their Adirondack Mountain home I stumbled upon Lands End Development based in Crosslake, Minnesota and was blown away. My clients home is a traditional log home which is what this company specializes in and their creative approach to building was just what I was looking for. Read more

Rustic Charm, Modern Influence

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Rustic design elements are timeless and create warm inviting environments when used in architecture and interior design. I recently had a reader ask how to brighten up the rustic look, combining rustic charm with modern lines and color. I also have several clients who contemplate painting their exposed wood beams and wood paneling trying to figure out if they should paint them, leave them natural or stain them. Above, the kitchen is the heart of the home and the perfect place to add rustic influences. Read more

The Petit Chateau: Courchevel, French Alps

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House Tour is one of my favorite categories on the blog. Interior design and travel are two of my passions so this weeks tour from HomeDSGN (read more here) hits the spot on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We are traveling to the French Alps today to tour a chalet in Courchevel. It is located in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the French Alps and is a part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world.

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Tennessee Charmer

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In the spirit of the holiday I wanted to share a fabulous house tour that I found in Country Living, it combines the warmth of Christmas with good old fashioned Tennessee charm. The couple planned to build a single room hunting cabin and through the process of collecting materials to build with they decided to create a cabin they could share and grow with as a family. The result is pure lodge love. This fabulous re-purposed bench that sits on the front porch was found at a local liquidation auction and was once part of a Whole Foods display. Read more

Lodge Love

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This time of year is when I start thinking about my dream log cabin; nestled in the mountains somewhere far from civilization but close enough to fabulous restaurants, great skiing and of course internet access. All kidding aside, I love the idea of incorporating some of the warm touches of lodge design into our homes, especially as winter approaches. Today I want to share some ways you can bring a bit of lodge inspiration to your home. Read more