Sara Ray Interior Design

Project Spotlight – Log Cabin Weekend Home

We were super excited about this project from the very beginning! It’s not every day that a client needs help with a log cabin. This husband and wife had slightly different visions when it came to the aesthetics of the space. She wanted it to feel fresh and put together, and his main concern was that it stay rustic; however, honoring the integrity of their weekend cabin, set in the countryside near Dickson, Tennessee, was a top priority for both of them.

After lots of discussing and planning, it was decided that the loft bedroom with tons of natural light would be the more feminine space, and the guest bedroom would become the bold, masculine retreat.

For the loft, we were immediately drawn to this handmade otomi quilt found on Etsy – always a go-to source of ours when we need unique pieces.

Mexican Otomi Quilt

After the client let us know she was just as captivated as we were, our team decided to use this as the inspiration piece for the rest of the loft, and it’s featured on top of layers of cozy white bedding.

In the guest bedroom, we started the space with a masculine palette, using motifs typical of a cabin, but adding our own twist by introducing some unexpected elements as well – like the taxidermy-inspired accent pillow made with an exposed brass zipper, layered on army green wool.

Fabric and finishes selections…

cabin selections

One of the biggest challenges – but also the most fun! – was to make sure this space felt collected. Hardly any furniture or accessories were bought brand new, and we found that the trick to achieving a well-put together feeling was giving ourselves plenty of time to “collect” – checking out Etsy every day, running to local antique stores every week, always keeping an eye out for the perfect find.

Gas Lamp Antiques and Gas Lamp Too are favorite local sources here in Nashville. So many treasures!

gas lamp green booth

Other local go-to stores for this project included Cadeau, White’s Mercantile, Welcome Home, Hey Rooster General Store, The Fuselage, Kore, Castilleja, and West Elm. We’re lucky to have so many wonderful resources here in Nashville!

Here are a few of our favorite finds for the cabin:

gas lamp wood chest

This trunk from the 1800s makes a perfect bedside table. It’s from our best-loved booth at Gas Lamp Too.

embroidered pillow

We immediately fell in love with this vintage hand embroidered pillow, sourced from Etsy.

pendleton blanket

This Pendleton blanket added a pop of color, while keeping the masculine feel.

wall hanging

It was hard for us to part with this vintage wall hanging, but it looked great over the bed in our client’s space.

Here are a few photos from the end of our install day…





We can’t wait to get back out there with our photographer to really capture the spaces! We’ll be sharing professional photos soon!

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