Three years ago, Mia Cefkin and her husband David swapped their urban Florida home for this tiny cabin tucked away in rural North Carolina. Since then, the couple have built several additions to the original home, including a light-filled master bedroom and a compact room off the deck for year-round hot-tubbing. Although the space is filled with contemporary features like modern furniture and crystal chandeliers, the cabin’s original character is very much in-tact. In fact, Mia had to swear off her love of paint because she couldn’t bear to cover the natural wood walls!
Since moving into the log cabin three years, Mia and her husband David have transformed the rustic cabin into a sunny retreat. Surrounded by mature forest, the cabin feels like a cozy tree house.
Inside, the space is covered in floor-to-wall-to-ceiling wood. Rather than painting over it, the couple added variety through the colourful artwork and mod furnishings. The animal-friendly deer bust is a nice rural touch.
Made of a wood in the same warm tone as the walls, the kitchen cabinetry blends into the space. Even the dishwasher is clad in wood! White modern chairs surround an antique table, while a crystal chandelier dangles from above to add a pop of glamour.
In the master bedroom, the couple forgoes window coverings in favour of bright natural light. We love the two antique scones in lieu of a headboard. Once again, Mia uses colour to brighten the space: the Robin-egg blue pillow pairs beautifully with the polka dot bedspread.
The bathroom here has way more windows than your average restroom – a perk of living a good drive way from your nearest neighbour. The vanity is made from an antique hutch and contrasts the modern sink. Lush houseplants bring even more nature inside.
Our favourite room of the house is the second-floor sunroom. We love how the 60s-style couch, floral area rug and ornate coffee table stand out against the wood walls. It truly is rustic-meets-chic.