To add country architecture to the interior of the sleeping cabin, its walls are covered in a style of wood cladding called board and batten. First, wooden planks are installed vertically and, once secure, the gaps between the boards are covered with 1-inch-by-2-inch trim to hide the seams.
Wood sheathes the walls and floors of this rustic sitting area and library, while wood beams criss-cross the ceiling, mimicking the wattle-and-daub lines of classic Tudor construction. Bright fabrics and warm lighting give life to the space, and a bay window brings in natural light.
The rustic living room of this Wyoming family retreat is oriented to take maximum advantage of the stunning, sweeping view. A raw-edge coffee table mixes with clean-lined furnishings to give the home a modern vibe despite its rustic locale. Meanwhile, a tall stone fireplace and beamed ceiling tie in with the log cabin architecture. The house was designed as a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families, and it offers both public and private spaces for relaxation. The home is packed with space but has a cozy cabin feel.
Bedroom With Board-and-Batten Wood Walls, Casual Bed Fabric
Ron and Jane use the sleeping cabin to relax and unwind on weekends. With comfort playing a huge role in the relaxation process, the bedding ensemble is made of cotton sheets, pillow covers and a lightweight coverlet. In addition to being casual and comfy, cotton bedding is easy to clean and launder.
Library: Cape Cod Estate on Buzzards Bay in Dartmouth, Mass.
In the west tower of the home, the wood-paneled library features a floor-to-ceiling beachstone and driftwood chimney breast under a beamed and vaulted ceiling. An arched door leads to a waterfront balcony.
Soft neutral tiles ground the hallway and kitchen, where redwood is used throughout the open floor plan kitchen. The oversized island houses much-needed storage, range, extra sink and tons of prep space.
Beautiful dark woods are used throughout the kitchen and dining room to create a warm, welcoming environment. Contemporary elements, like the pendant lights, glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances, mix with natural pieces, such as the rattan barstools and exposed wood ceiling beams.
This bridge connects both sides of the house with a glass balcony railing and a view to the living and dining room areas below. The windows overlook Texas Hill Country, and the vaulted ceilings give the space an an airy, open feel. The glass balcony railing provides a contemporary contrast to the more traditional design elements of the house.
Stone walls, sloping beamed ceilings and a mural that wraps the space turns this kids' room into a whimsical, child-like dreamland. Beds are built into niches around the room, allowing ample space for young guests. A wood balcony overlooks a window seat that filters in natural light.
Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transform this outdated kitchen into an open space that combines the casual breakfast nook. A large kitchen island clad in stainless steel countertops provides plenty of prep space. Simple white barstools are a great spot to grab a snack or sit to chat with the cook.