Cabin Living Room Design
In December of 2020 we purchased a little cabin in Ludlow, Vermont. Trying to furnish a home from almost 500 miles away was a bit of a challenge. We would take lots of photos and measurements while we were there.
Over the next year, every trip up to the cabin required a U-haul full of projects, furniture and possibilities. It was… still is… a slow process, but it’s getting closer! I’ll show you how we redecorated the cabin and where to find most of the things we used.
Most of the houses in this ski town are sold fully furnished. During covid we weren’t allowed to set foot into the house until we had a contract on it. Yup crazy huh? We brought a few things with us like our own bedding, towels etc and decided to slowly figure everything out from the inside.
The one thing we did bring with us to the new cabin was a new rug. We rolled up the old rug the first night and rolled out this beautiful rug from Magnolia Home. It coordinates wonderfully with the rust tile that runs throughout the hallways and kitchen.
I ordered both the Blue Sofa and Tan Leather Sofa from Article without seeing swatches. I was so nervous the blue would end up being too purple but it works perfectly!
The two side chairs are from Target. We had those shipped in as well. I had to put them together, but it was super simple.
The big circle coffee table from Poly and Bark was a splurge for me. I felt guilty spending that much on a coffee table, but ya’ll I’m so glad that I did. It’s gorgeous wood and so perfect for game night or even an impromptu karaoke stage.
We have a couple side tables scattered like this Copper side table and this little drink table that I’m in love with, both from West Elm.
We ordered this black console table and added baskets to store random projects, games etc. You can find similar baskets here.
The dried pompas grass I found at World Market but the same color doesn’t look like it’s still available. I found a similar look here. This rust blanket and ivory chunky knit blanket add color and texture to the couches. I found a couple of the other wool blankets at Homegoods that move around the room too.
The large cream and rust throw pillows and small geometric lumbar pillows carry the same colors from the rug up on to the seating in the room.
The lamp we found at the Simon Pearce studio near the cabin. They make gorgeous handmade glassware, lamps oh my word it’s all gorgeous. If you go, leave your wallet locked in the car because you will want to buy everything. hahaha.
Our milk glass and brass floor lamp brings in light to what was a real dark part of the room.
I painted the wood paneled wall using this tutorial on how to paint wood paneling. I primed it using Zinsser BIN Shellac Primer and used Benjamin Moore White Dove to match the other wall color.
The framed artwork on the wall is a print of the main ski base done by a local artist. I ordered a custom color mat to bend in with the wall color a bit more and put it in a simple black frame.
The painting is actually a cell phone photo I took that I altered to look like a painting and had it printed on canvas. You can find the tutorial here.
We replaced the door from this room into the entryway with this metal and glass Barn Door which weighs about a million pounds. We had it delivered to the house during the winter and had to carry it up the ice covered outside stairs. That was super fun.
To see the BEFORE shots of the cabin, hop on over to this post.
Cabin Window Treatments
The windows are all wonky sizes so we ended up ordering custom roman shades. The store we used didn’t have a local store nearby, but did offer virtual measurement appointments to walk us through all of the measurements.
One regret I have is not ordering the room darkening version of these curtains. While ordering them, I didn’t see the need to purchase the lined version since they aren’t for a bedroom, but with that great room lit up at night you can still see through them a bit. I also think the added weight of the liner would have given them a more polished look. We found this super long curtain rod online and hung them using these curtain rings.
I will get some more shots for ya’ll next time we are up in VT. I miss this cabin!