Designing this Cabin was so much fun! Unlike a home or conventional room, with this tiny vacation space it was an opportunity to let the creativity run wild. This Cabin had to function as a bedroom, dining room, kitchen, and entertaining space - all open, flowing into each other. The space itself, measuring 12ft x 9 ft, required precision planning and detailing to maximize function and usability. And because we're in the middle of the woods, why not be inspired by the surroundings to create a cozy cabin retreat.
The client's request was to have a full size bed in the space, as well as eating and entertaining area. The birch tree wall created the right amount of separation without losing the natural light from the large windows that line the front of the Cabin.
Custom bench seating can be moved and pushed together to create a second sleeping area - as well their deep base creates an opportunity for much needed storage.
Closing off the existing bathroom entrance allowed for seamless corner countertops in the kitchenette. Large bulky appliances were replaces with smaller, more efficient ones as they were not being utilized and were taking up a great deal of space.
The repurposed bathroom door now slides open to save space in this bathroom. With the tub removed, it allowed for a full-size custom shower in the space - complete with river rock floor tiles and classic white subway tiles laid in a herringbone pattern. A vintage wine rack serves as a towel holder. A re-purposed light fixture was given a facelift and a cottage-feel by replacing the existing glass fixtures with large mason jars and vintage-style light bulbs.
A custom lighting plan was installed, optimizing the amount of light used within the space. A bespoke pendant light was created above the dining table. Moose antlers were given a fresh coat of white paint, to seamlessly blend with the white-washed background.
With the updated floor plan and bright interior, this Cabin is a welcoming sight to any visitor!