Ah, the fun part!! In this post, you will see a glimpse into what is going on in my brain, basically every free minute of my life these days. I have been working hard to design every room of this cabin! We recently found out that I have to go to California for work for 5 out of the 9 days that we have to refurnish this place! Yikes! Thankfully, my brother is going to join Ty for the days I am gone. They will be building furniture, unboxing deliveries, and getting as much done as they can while I am away. Meaning, I have to design every little detail beforehand and leave clear instructions (because ya'll know I'm not likely to let them shop for decor without my presence, ha!)
In the past, you have seen us do modern farmhouse, mid century modern, Scandinavian, and coastal. This will be a new challenge, definitely outside of our typical realm! We want this cabin to continue to feel like a cabin! What we don't want to do, is paint the entire house white and fill it with modern furniture that takes away the rustic vibe. We want to update the home, certainly, but also keep it warm and cozy, ensuring that our guests enjoy days tucked away in the mountains in an environment different that their typical stay. We'll be mixing some modern furniture to update each space (think "modern mountain") but also want to incorporate vintage pieces and mountain decor. Think wool, plaids, furs, Ralph Lauren's western collections, and Pendleton fabrics. I have been perusing Pinterest in search of inspiration, but have had little success finding images similar to what my mind is conjuring up! I have found that I get the best results when searching "Camp Style," which seems to somewhat encompass what I am describing. Above are some examples of spaces I am drawn too! Click each photo for source, and don't forget to follow us on Pinterest! Don't these images make you want to cozy up in front of a fireplace, coffee in hand, taking in views of the mountains?
Phase 1 will be furnishing and decorating. Phase 2, sometime next year after baby arrives, we will begin renovating. Over time, we'll renovate the kitchens and baths, install new flooring throughout the home, and possibly adjust the color of the wood paneling to be a little less orange (we may even incorporate some white paint...possibly similar tothis room or this room to balance all of the wood. TBD!)
Here are two of the design boards that I've completed. This one, below, is the upper level primary bedroom which has high ceilings, beams, and an abundance of natural light. This will be Ty and I's bedroom when we visit. It's one of my favorite rooms in the house!
This entire room was inspired by this oversized indigo pillow and the Pendleton National Parks Blanket. Well before purchasing this cabin, I had my eye on this iconic blanket. I envisioned it draped across out bed in a cozy bedroom with high ceilings and wood beams. (Manifestation, if you ask me! More on that later!) I love the faded colors on this version of the blanket...feels almost vintage! We havethis bed in the guest room at the Holland cottage and love it! We are planning to order again, this time in a King. We are planning to do a king bed in both primary suites. Often, when two families or couples travel together, one couple gets a premium bedroom with en-suite, and the other does not. This cabin is excellent for a short term rental because it has two, equally large primary bedrooms with attached en-suites. We feel that renters will appreciate two king beds as well! This modern take on a rocking chair will create a cozy corner for me and baby! This landscape artwork is affordable (especially for a 24x36!) and will be perfect above the bed. We'll order this (or a similar versions) walnut dresser and mount a TV above. Vintage touches, like an oil lantern andold racket, will add to the "cabin vibe!" Shop below:
We can't wait to host family and friends here. This next room will be frequented by some very special people (Grandma and Grandpa, siblings, friends!), so we want it to be inviting. We love decor that evokes feelings of adventure. The main floor primary en-suite will have a similar theme to the upper floor primary.
I was surprised to find this flag online at Target. It's absolutely perfect for this vibe! I bought a pack of 5 dough bowls on Etsy to sprinkle around the cabin (I'll save some for future projects, too!) They are great on a coffee table book, dresser, or bathroom vanity. This framed mountain print is reminiscent of a foggy day on Lookout Mountain. I love the vintage shape ofthis leather accent chair, which will coordinate beautifully with this more modern nightstand. We won't be changing out the lighting until our next trip. When that occurs, we will be updating the fixtures to black, starting with a few of these fans. Shop below:
Sourcing "vintage" is tough on such a tight timeline! Ideally, I'd have months to collect unique items from thrift stores, antique shops, and garage sales. I have been doing my best to swing by thrift store and antique shops when in the area, but am pretty limited to shopping online due to my current schedule. Etsy has been an excellent source for finding vintage pieces (or at least items that mimic vintage pieces!). Some more of my favorite "Camp Style" items are linked below, both vintage and new!
Thanks for following along! Let us know what you think about "Camp Style!"