Mixing the Old and the New – Modern Log Cabin Decor (Part 1)

| 4/9/2011 6:43:33 PM

Log Cabin Decor 

A photo of Victoria GazeleyDecorating a heritage log cabin in a modern, chic kind of way is challenging, to say the least.

That fact became clear when my big, gorgeous distressed brown leather couch refused to fit through the narrower-than-standard door.

Then the matching chair didn't fit either.

As you can imagine, moving the contents of an urban townhouse into an 80-year old log cabin wasn't exactly easy.  For the most part, the furniture just didn't match the new environment - at all. A few pieces made the transition, but most ended up in storage.

So how do you decorate a funky old house – a tiny, 650 square foot log cabin at that – with a great sense of style, and without breaking the bank buying all new furniture?

Victoria Gazeley
5/28/2011 11:41:43 AM

Thanks so much for stopping by, Dave and Sherry. It's been a fun project, and unfolding all the time. This year we add a small bedroom addition, so I'm sure that will add all sorts of fun challenges!

Nebraska Dave
4/13/2011 9:08:43 AM

Victoria, you have done a great job of keeping the cabin look but updating to the modern convinces. It is amazing how much the pioneers did without the modern day equipment isn't it. I marvel at their ingenuity for building things that last many generations. I hope you have many years of enjoyment from your little cabin in the weeds. :0) Have a great spring day.

Sherry 'Woodswoman'
4/12/2011 12:54:33 PM

Beautiful Victoria. We live in a 15 x 20 cabin. Outhouse. We bring new meaning to the word "rustic". ~:) Love your post.