“Since it’s a weekend house, we didn’t need big bedrooms,” says Jason. To prevent the master bedroom from feeling cramped, the couple opted for a low-slung bed and vintage floating side tables. A macramé wall hanging by Emily Katz and pottery on a vintage dresser bring a boho spirit.
Give it an Artful Upgrade
Laura balanced the soaring white walls with furnishings and textiles to underscore the modern cabin vibe. “I’m a big fan of colors, print mixing, and texture,” says Laura. “We chose our sofa and rugs first, before letting the other elements such as throws, macramé, artwork, and accessories come into play.”
Know Your Audience
Jason sorted through more than 100 bunk bed options for the kids’ room before dreaming up his own built-in design. The double bunk beds, constructed of plywood, include a middle console ideal for toys or an iPad and also feature a smart pair of inset, square cup holders. A white powder coated steel rail and ladder ensure the kids can get away with a little monkey business.
“Since we knew we wanted to host guests often, we knew we needed two bathrooms,” said Jason. After some deliberation he decided to give one bath “the best tub you could ever want” and to create a large shower in the other bath. Now the tub, set against a wall of black chevron tile, reintroduces the dark moments from around the house in a memorable way.
Say ‘Cheers!’ to Balance
A modern macramé wall hanging is a soft contrast to a hard-edge vintage wood and brass bar cart.
Keep It Light (Humored)
To keep the dining room table nook from feeling congested, Jason elected for chairs that make the space feel open, paired with a custom tripod walnut table from Studio Hus. Laura instantly fell for this impactful, smooching Morrissey image by photographer Michael Muller, who Jason assisted early in his photography career. “I’ve been a big Smiths and Morrissey fan since high school,” she says.
Cozy Up Corners
A freestanding mid-century fireplace is in keeping with the cabin’s roots and adds architectural dimension to the living room.
Create Open Passage
The couple nixed the original loft but extended the ground level, altering the A-frame’s profile to create space for a wing of bedrooms, a wing of bathrooms, and a large area to entertain. To maintain the open feel they opted for pocket doors with modern hardware and for art, simple textiles.
Make Your Guest Room the Best Room
“I didn’t want guests to feel like they couldn’t relax and that their kids couldn’t jump on the furniture,” says Laura. So in the guest room she created a warm, layered space with a vintage wall hanging and overstuffed pillows that she originally sourced for their shop, The Odells.
And Don’t Forget Playful
The benefit of those exposed beams? It makes the ideal spot for hanging an indoor swing.