Today I'm spotlighting the living room.
Console table, lamp and stools, Target. Red box, auction find. Stick ball, HomeGoods.
The morning light in this room is magical, but it makes it difficult to photograph.here. Stool on hearth, auction find.
Two of my favorite pieces in the cabin are the chairs that flank the fireplace.
And this rocking chair has a personality all its own.
I've never seen anything like it. Look at the curling metal springs underneath that give the chair a pleasant rocking action remarkably similar to a spring rocking toy ridden on a playground.
But watch out!
The slate around the fireplace was a last-minute change from cultured stone, and Brad especially loves it. I love the texture it gives the room.
I have a dream that everyone who ever comes to stay at the cabin will bring their favorite book so that we can build an eclectic library for guests to peruse while enjoying the pines and the weather. In order to house a library in the limited space, I had to figure out a place to house the collection. This was the solution:
Brad calls this chair "Gran D's chair." I love this chair. I try to make a cup of chamomile tea and just sit here every evening--listening to the sounds of my family settling in for the night. The chair itself was another ugly auction find. I went to the SAS fabric outlet with my mom one day, and I instantly fell in love with this wool fabric that looks and feels like men's suiting. My upholsterer happened to have a slow week the week I dropped it off, and I had it to the shop, reupholstered, and at the cabin in four days.
When I sit in Gran D's chair, I need a place to put my feet up, and there was just enough of the IKEA cowhide left over to recover this little stool.
Here's another angle of the room.
I tried to incorporate as much seating into this room as I could, and when I saw these salvaged seats from a movie theater in India, I snatched them up, knowing they would fit this half wall just right.
Another angle of the room. I envision many games played and puzzles assembled in this room, so I knew I needed a flexible space to play. This gateleg table nestles easily behind the couch most of the time, but there's plenty of room to expand it to play, puzzle, or eat if necessary.
This shot is the unedited morning light of the living room and a teaser of the kitchen . . . tomorrow.