About a year ago, I got a new client submission form from a really cool couple in NYC who were building two cabin structures on their family property near Hood River, Oregon. Not only were they amazingly flexible and trusting from the get-go, their beautiful property is about an hour drive from Portland (one of my favorite cities), on one of the prettiest stretches of road known to man, so… yeah. Taking this family on as a client was a no-brainer! I knew the results were going to pretty, but the install this summer was even better than I imagined. Everything came together beautifully!
We started working with this family after the structures had been framed, but before any of the finishes had been selected. It was fun to get creative and figure out how to maximize their budget and get that modern cabin feel.
I feel like both structures are the perfect size for a vacation home – every room has a purpose and it all feels so cozy! There is a master bedroom and bath in each structure as well as a bunk room and then a great room with a kitchen, living and dining area. The photos I’m sharing here today are a few rooms in the structure we were calling the Shop because it has a large garage attached to it.
The master bedroom in the Shop is behind the barn door under the cantilevered stairs. It’s not a huge bedroom, but it’s big enough for a queen bed and a long dresser and TV on the other side of the room.
The mustard yellow linen duvet cover was a West Elm purchase a few months back (similar to this one). I love how it looks with the vintage rug and our client’s gorgeous painting with that splash of blue!
The stairs were our own design and I love how they turned out! I like how they’re light and airy and substantial at the same time.
And how about that AMAZING black chesterfield sofa?! We had it custom made out of the most gorgeous, buttery black leather. It’s a full 10 feet long and is like sitting on a cloud. It took a long time for that sofa to finally come in, but we all agreed it was worth the wait in the end! I think it looks especially great paired with the camel leather saddle chair and the wooden slatted bench.
We selected a reclaimed wood mantle and I worked with an amazing local photographer on the art print.
The reclaimed wood dining table is one of my favorite pieces. It doubles as a kitchen island! We designed it and had it made by a local furniture maker.
The schoolhouse chairs were a vintage find and the bench is an antique courthouse pew from a local antiques dealer. All the beautiful oil paintings belong to the client.
We selected a great olive green color for the kitchen cabinets (Benjamin Moore’s Tate Olive) and I love how it works with the polished concrete floors and the soft, warm gray wall color (French Canvas).
The countertops are soapstone and the shelving is reclaimed wood (the same wood used on the stair treads) with a Walnut and Early American mix on the stain.
I hope you love these spaces as much as we do! Here are a few other pieces that give off a similar modern cabin vibe:
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