THE KITCHY CABIN MASTER LOFT TOUR

The room that made us buy the cabin was the master bedroom. Tucked upstairs, it has soaring A-Frame ceilings and a vintage wood burning fireplace. There’s a roomy balcony that had me daydreaming about cups of cocoa at tree height during the wintertime. But, it was sort of dark and the bathroom was insane. Seriously. The ceiling was a grand 6’8” high and the mirror was a 6 inch strip running like a backsplash along the sink, which was on the sloping side of the A-Frame. This was not a bathroom built for a woman. Hunched over, best guessing my make up is not my favorite first-thing-in-the-morning posture. I wanted every aspect of the master suite to be rejuvenating – a special escape in the mountains.

The first thing I needed to do was paint the ceiling. I wanted it to be light and airy, and painting the ceiling a bright, fresh white (I used White Picket Fences by Dunn Edwards. The ceiling, especially at this dramatic angle, bounces light around the space, almost as if you added a window. But I didn’t want to lose the cabin look, so I kept the beams in their natural wood tone. Once we discovered the bathroom could be any ceiling height we liked, it was pushed all the way up to the beams, a glorious 10 feet high. I removed the mirrored closet doors and added simple drapes by The Shade Store in Ecru.  I love the softness it adds to the room, accenting the ceiling height. For the furniture, I wanted to continue the mid century fun from downstairs, but with a bit more elegance. 

The master bedroom is meant to be a retreat, a room for lazy hours, and I wanted the furniture to reflect that. The core piece is the bed, and honestly, this is my favorite bed ever. It’s the most comfortable thing I’ve ever laid my head on. We started with a Saatva Classic innerspring mattress. Not only does this mattress hug you in a cloud-like sleep, there’s a firm support underneath it all. So instead of feeling like you’re sinking into your bed, you feel like you’re floating. After giving birth to James I’ve struggled with my arms falling asleep before I do, and with this mattress that feeling has gone away. It’s about the details with this mattress. Individually wrapped coils respond and contour to every body shape while lumbar support comes from a high quality memory foam layer, providing additional pressure relief while helping reduce stress and tension from the lower back (an answer to my constantly tight and sore Husband’s prayers!). Saatva’s Classic innerspring mattresses are built with a tempered steel support lower coil base, creating a long lasting, sustainable mattress with increased durability and is the best design to prevent sagging.The euro pillow top is incredibly luxurious and soft while their Guardin® botanical antimicrobial fabric treatment inhibits bacteria to prolong the life of the organic cotton fabric. I might be making the trip up the mountain just to sleep on this mattress.

On top of the mattress I did bedding by Parachute Home. My favorite out of the whole line is the Linen in blush. It has that perfect, soft and lived-in feeling. The down comforter and down pillows by Parachute make the bed a giant marshmallow dream – I love it! I love a light, cool sleep, so I went with breathable fabric that can be easily layered. The Matelasse Coverlet, which uses a traditional French weaving technique, is a great addition on a cold night. The walnut bed and all of the the bedroom furniture is by Room and Board. I wanted something elegant and soothing, but still with a pop of color, so I added the high backed Boden Chairs in Vance Rose with a little ottoman. Next to the modern Anton Bed and Hensley nightstands, there’s a nice blend of clean lines and soft, cozy textures. I added a faded red rug from Coco Carpets to anchor the whole room and hung a large abstract painting by Sabina Yannone to carry the color palette through the front of the room. 

Now back to that cavelike bathroom. Once it became an open box, we could create a much more open, efficient space. Craig and I are shower people, so we wanted a large, luxurious shower with modern finishes. I am so happy with how this mid century inspired pattern using Fireclay Tile in Daisy and Sea Glass turned out. It’s dramatic but still soothing and soft. I love crazy powder rooms but tend towards softer tones for master bathrooms. The modern Atrio fixtures by Grohe in the shower and sink make the space look so elegant. I love the lines, and it was especially fun mixing the brilliant chrome of the fixture with the antique brass Hinsdale sconces by Hudson Valley Lighting. The sconces reminded me of modernist versions of soap bubbles, and I loved them for a bathroom environment. For amenities, I decked out the house in my favorite skincare and hair line, True Botanicals. Not only do the products smell amazing, but they are one of the cleanest skincare and haircare lines on the market. Their ingredients are incredibly gentle but effective, and I live for the Nutrient Spray, which is in each bathroom. My skin gets so dry up in the mountains, so I spray my face every time I walk past a bathroom. You can’t have a luxurious bathroom experience without towels, and the Supreme Towels and Bathrobe by Parachute make it a next level situation. They’re just so damn plush!

Outside on the balcony is the perfect little nook for a cup of coffee among the trees.  I love these Jasper Chairs and planters by Rejuvenation – they look polished enough to be indoor furniture and add such a luxurious texture to the balcony. The touches of terracotta add a nice amount of warmth and break up the wood on wood textures.

Just outside the master bedroom door is a little loft area that is sort of an awkward size. Too big to leave alone but two small to make it a substantial seating area, I decided to make it a cozy reading nook. Shabby Chic makes some of the most comfortable couches I’ve ever sat in, and this seemed like the perfect corner for a marshmallowy couch to read and then fall asleep with a book on my face in. Because of the mid century look throughout, I went with their more modern shape, the Soho Couch and added their cozy throw pillows, vintage rug, and beautiful side tables. There’s a great view of the trees through some giant windows and I can’t wait to sit here, watching the snow fall. Above the reading nook is another painting by Sabina Yannone, echoing some of the colors found in the living room tile work. For lights, I wanted something simple that would work with the extreme angles of the ceiling, and the Tara light from Mitzi is perfect. It lets off a soft candle-like glow, and emphasizes the lines of the space beautifully. Just as you come up the stairs, there’s a small catwalk, and for some reason I instantly knew I wanted a little jungle of plants there. I used a variety of The Little Market baskets on top of the cutest little green carpet by Coco Carpets.

And that’s the upstairs of the cabin! I hope you guys enjoyed getting a walkthrough of the space. 

xoxo

Claire