I just got back from the loveliest vacation with my family in Lake Tahoe, celebrating two events: my Grandfather's 89th birthday and my Mother's wedding! I couldn't have asked for a better place to be with everyone. The tranquility and magnificence of the forrest is exactly what I needed in a vacation. Nature really has a way of grounding a person. Waking up in the morning to frolicking deer in the yard and baby birds being born outside your window- theres nothing like it. Don't get me wrong, every moment of my time there was filled with early morning wake-up calls from Grandma and scurrying around to prepare for the ceremony- but doing it right next to the Lake in a big beautiful forrest surrounded by the people I love made it an immensely enjoyable experience.
While there I noticed a very specific cabin-inspired aesthetic unique to this region. Everything from the coffee shops to the luxury resorts coordinated- and I think that's the way the good folk of Tahoe like it. You really feel a sense of community being there as everyone truely embraces the mountain lifestyle. That's just something you don't find in Los Angeles (not to complain though, I love the diversity and culture we have out here) but it was really amazing thing to witness. I knew todays post had to be about the Tahoe cabin, so here are some lovely inspiring images I found on MountainLiving.com.
You can't get away from log cabins in Tahoe. Bringing in wood EVERYWHERE is the way to go. For someone in Los Angeles, however, it may be a bit much- and probably wouldn't match the architecture of our homes anyway. However, by using a few wooden beams in the corners of rooms, or perhaps lining a ceiling with wood could be a nice alternative to get that warm woodsy feel.
For those of us who aren't too keen on living in a cabin but still love the forrest and the moutain views- a great styling idea is to mix rustic accessories with contemporary pieces. See how great it can look?