Steph bought a cabin....and now she needs to decorate it!

October 1, 2019

Guys. My dreams have come true. Earlier this spring my husband and I bought 40 acres of land in Red Bud, Illinois. The property is out of a fairy tale: it has fields and woods, a pond and a spring-fed creek, and the sweetest little log cabin you've ever seen.


We have spent the last few months taking care of the property, installing electricity (THAT was a undertaking!), and cleaning the cabin. But we're finally on to the fun part: IT'S TIME TO DECORATE!


This baby is a blank slate of wood: wood floors, wood ceilings, wood walls. It oozes cozy country charm with vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning stove. But it desperately needs some color and texture, especially in the great room, as a well as a major furniture overhaul as we bought it furnished (with 20+ year old sofas and all...yuck).



I have put together two design mood boards for the cabin to help envision possible decor schemes. One is more masculine with darker tones, leather, and low-profile furniture. The other is a more traditional farmhouse feel with adorable birch-branch lamps and a plaid wingback chair.


Option 1:

Elk Print    Brass Wall Sconce    Leather Sofa    Grey Accent Chairs    Round Coffee Table     Floor Lamp     Cow Hide     Plaid Area Rug      Plaid Throw Pillow   Green Velvet Throw Pillow      Black and Charcoal Throw Pillow 


Option 2:

 Chandelier    Mirror    Wreath     Taupe Sofa    Plaid Accent Chair    Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table    Off-white Rug   Black Round Side Table    Linen and Mudcloth Throw Pillow   Birch Table Lamp    Moss Throw


Which do you love?


I can't wait to get going on this project! Stay tuned in the following months to check on my progress :)


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