Nestled near the Blue Ridge Parkway, a tiny 12 X 10 rustic pine cabin sits along the banks of a pond. With cows grazing in the adjacent pasture and goats scampering along, a donkey braying in the distance one can escape the hustle bustle of city life into a picturesque bucolic scene. Open the doors of the cabin and step inside to a European respite.
The design of the cabin began with the client’s discovery of an old mirror which had once been part of a hall tree. Painted in a rustic white finish, the orange pine walls of the cabin were painted by the home owners own hand using a sock and rubbing paint with a light hand so that the knots would show clearly to achieve the look of a lime-washed wall.
The antique French iron bed was located on line and brought in from California. The peeling paint shows the layers of age with French blue, white and rust tones peeking through. Layers and layers of handmade linens by Bella Notte adorn the bed with lofty piles of pure down comforters and pillows providing the ultimate comfort for chilly evening nights. The artwork displayed in the cabin was purchased by client in Hawaii and features thousands of rabbits.
A custom vanity was fashioned to match the details on the antique mirror and a textured iron vessel sink sits atop. Polished nickel faucets, cast iron tub, and old fashioned toilet are from Herbeau. An iron chandelier adorned with Strauss crystal and created by Schonbek hangs from the ceiling and matching sconces are fastened into the mirror. Handmade linen and lace from Ireland adorn the windows that overlook the lake and pasture.