(1) A Rustic Log Cabin in the Georgia Mountains - by Brian Patrick Flynn 9.8.14
"With a healthy dose of preppy plaids, cheerful checks, and gallons of white paint, designer and blogger Brian Patrick Flynn reveals how he revived this dated Georgia log cabin without breaking the bank."
|The organic colors and textures in the sisal rug, iron and leather chairs, and a strong range of dark to light tones in the slate color palette create a warm, masculine kitchen|
Link to these fab chairs is here...
|Facing all-weather sofas from Target blend in seamlessly with the painted black and gray railings and beams...the gold accents provide warmth in an otherwise cool space.|
|Guest Bedroom: Love the way these Western hats pop against the chartreuse painted walls!|
|This series of cobalt blue painted bunks with brass accents is just perfection!|
|Genius artwork idea on these closet doors: "1950s paint-by-number motif featuring Yogi Bear!"|
|Master bedroom: Flynn created a simulated headboard by "upholstering the back wall with soft wool plaid fabric trimmed with nailheads"....love the oversized lamps with burlap lamp shades and leather studded initials (Ballard Designs)|
|Master Bath: Love the mix of hunter green with brass hardware|
|Stairwell: A rustic desk displays a fun collection of elements: vintage chalkboard, brass trophies, etc...again, love the strong contrast of black elements against white painted walls....|
(2) A Rustic Log Cabin in Canadian Cottage Country
- by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan
"With rich wood finishes, cozy gray accents, and loads of ambition, interior designers and Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure stars Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan reveal how they transformed a rundown Ontario cabin in just three months....
|"Modern black Windsor and gray leather chairs now gather around an outsized, rough hewn wooden table, while a faux antler chandelier floats proudly above, providing atmosphere and adjustable illumination..."|
|"Laid throughout the great room and kitchen, the new wood flooring visually connects and expands the entire space, while shades of gray complement the honey tones of the log walls."|
|"A large custom headboard by Ultra Upholstry stretches along one elevation, its soft nickel pins visually balanced by pale lumber nightstands and dressers from Urban Barn. Opposite the bed sit two comfy (and affordable) chaise lounges from Ikea"|
|"Floral tile was replaced with acres of slick Ceasarstone wrapped across the main wall areas and around a deep soaker tub. A rain head shower features high pressure jets, while fixed glazing protects the room from water splash."|
|A timber TV stand - inherited with the cottage - is repurposed as a country-inspired vanity area. Sanded, painted, and topped with Caesarstone, it provides the perfect focal point for the refreshed bathroom."|
|Basement Bathroom: "To add flair in the compact space, we custom manufactured the outsized concrete trough sink...Gray slab tile and black grouted subway tile conspire a fresh 'wash and go' environment"|
(3) This Jackson, Wyoming, retreat boasts gorgeous grounds, energy efficiency, and clever design ideas that make roughing it downright luxurious
- by Elizabeth Jenkins 9.21.15
"Never underestimate the importance of the land when it comes to designing a house, and specifically, a log cabin. "So much of our work is responsive to what the site offers," says architect Kevin Burke of Jackson, Wyoming. And when a Texas couple approached Kevin, a partner at Carney Logan Burke Architects, P.C., about designing a log home getaway on their idyllic 4-acre lot-complete with a creek and two ponds - Kevin took nearly every cue from the property."
|Porch: "Meanwhile, the homeowner, a former interior designer, scoured the country for pieces that give the space a real sense of place. From locally sourced landscape paintings to Western-inspired bedding..."|
|Living Room: "Cabin doesn't have to be synonymous with masculine. The home-owner brought in soft touches such as the plush coffee table from Wisteria"|
(4) This Gorgeous Georgia Cabin Puts Log Homes Everywhere to Shame
- by Jennifer Kopf 9.3.15
"Perched on Georgia's Lookout Mountain, this "new" log cabin is 300 years in the making, thanks to materials salvaged from tobacco barns, mills, and other neglected structures. Hand-me-downs have never looked so good.
Julie and Jimmy Cash have always had a love for the West-its rugged mountains, dense evergreen forests, and rustic log cabins. "I was forever taking pictures of old log houses with the hope of having one someday," says Julie. So, when the Birmingham, Alabama-based couple decided on a family retreat at the top of Georgia's Lookout Mountain, it was finally the chance to build their own little cabin in the woods. As the Cashes dreamed up the design, Julie wanted to make sure their new home looked as authentic as the ones she'd admired throughout her travels. "If we couldn't have old logs, then I didn't want it," she says.
Teaming up with nearby Walden Log Homes proved to be the perfect solution. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the company scours the country for falling-down and soon-to-be-demolished structures, then works with the owners to salvage the logs, barnwood, beams, and anything else they can repurpose into newly built homes filled with age, character, and charm."