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Entries in cabin (22)

Thursday
Oct182012

Mikael Bergquist

I thought I'd do a quick post of some really simple, serene vacation homes in Sweden to calm the senses. By architect Mikael Bergquist.

Wednesday
Oct032012

An Icelandic beauty

I am so stoked to have devoured the latest issue of Home & Delicious, created by Iceland's powerhouse couple Gunnar Sverrisson (a photographer) and Halla Bára Gestsdóttir (a designer). I featured a couple of homes from their first issue here and here and I can't wait to show you one from issue #2 (there are so many incredible homes featured I had a hard time deciding one one to blog). Magical photos and beautiful spaces, as I have come to expect from my new favourite online shelter magazine. This home is a 36 m2 cabin on a lake, build in the 70's and moved from it's original to current location in the 90's, then extended and electricity added. The predominantly white/black/blue colour scheme and casual vibe is perfect for the rugged surroundings. 

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Monday
Apr162012

Cabin in a mountain

Love this 160 square metre cabin located literally in a mountainside. This cabin blends with nature both inside and out, but is unexpectedly furnished with modern Dutch designs (plates, cups, vases and lamps by Hella Jongerius, blankets and pillows Scholten & Baijings, lamps designed by Marcel Wanders, carpets of Claudy Jongstra, and my favourite Danish chair - Papa Bear by Hans Wegner). (Via Interiør Magasinet, photos by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer)

Friday
Mar302012

Not your average A-frame

I have always thought A-frame cabins where the cutest things ever. I am a fan of the graphic shape but this A-frame "cabin" goes above and beyond. This is quite the minimalist and modernist take on your typical A-frame structure. I freaking love it - especially the exaggerated peak. (Thanks to my BIL for the link to this William O'Brien Jr. designed cabin!)

Tuesday
Dec142010

Reader's parents' home

Here is an email we received from Sue: "I'm writing because I wanted to show you a home created by two of the most creative, eclectic, quirky and capable people I've ever met- my Mom and Dad. They have recently finished their fantastic house near Bancroft, Ontario; a house they designed, built and decorated almost all by themselves. And what's the first thing they did when it was finished? Put it up for sale, of course. There are more home design projects ahead! This is the link for the webpage they created for potential buyers." This is pretty much my dream home. SERIOUSLY. It is absolutely gorgeous. The spaciousness, the cabin feel to it, tons of WATERFRONT land, the large plank pine floors, a bunkie (!!!)....I could on and on. Instead, I'll show you a whole bunch of photos of it so you can see what I mean.

*the foyer features an antique tin ceiling*
*The lower level is built around a sunken living room with a long bench seat in the window for reading and afternoon siestas. A wood stove is the warm heart of the house; a stone floor provides rustic character. The space is open to the studio level above.*
*The cabinets in the custom kitchen are recycled antique chests-of-drawers, buffets and display cases, refinished and integrated into counters and an island with butcher-block tops.*

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