Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cabin Loft













I love the loft in our log cabin. I love being able to look out the front windows to see a higher view of the lake. I love being able to survey the living room downstairs and feel like I'm looking down on my log kingdom. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Maybe part of it can be a bunk house for my stepson and his cousins. I can put up a folding partition wall (maybe a wildlife screen) and then create a separate sitting area with comfy couches whereby you could read and listen to music. Then I think about that beautiful rustic writing desk I saw in a log furniture magazine and imagine creating a little office. I've also seen where people have created a game room area and placed a pool table upstairs. I would recommend to anyone building a log cabin, that a loft is a necessity. There is just so many creative things you can do with it - and the best part is the views!




11 comments:

Christy Woods said...

I like loft areas and I agree they should be a must have in a log cabin. As far as your decorating theme, I think wildlife is a good theme. We have actually decorated our sons' nursery in an outdoors/log cabin theme. We did this partly because we were almost done decorating with this theme when we found out we were pregnant with our first and it was something different from the normal baby stuff that you find on the market. It also helps that my husband is a collector of moose memorabilia.

If the pictures of wildlife that you have posted are pictures that you took you need to incorporate those into your decor, especially the bald eagle. I would have that enlarged and framed, the bird is just gorgeous.

reliv4life said...

Looks beautiful!! Did you spend the weekend again? We do not have a loft, I really don't regret it because we utilized all the space...but it is beautiful. Glad you are so excited!!

Brandi said...

I get more jealous every time you post new pictures. I agree with Christy that whatever type of space you choose for the loft, a wildlife theme with some of the pictures you have taken would be perfect.

Keep posting. I am enjoying seeing your dream come to life.

Jessica said...

The possibilities are endless with a loft.

I agree with Christy.... you should incorporate some of your own photography into your decor. I

Jessica said...

Wow.... I love the new blog layout!!! Rebecca did my five pines blog layout. She does a wonderful job. I especially like the colors you picked out. Goes well with your cabin/nature theme.

Very nice.....

Shellmo said...

Thanks Jessica! I just loved your blog design so much and wanted to capture that same warm, nature feel! Sorry for copying!! :-)
Shelley

Shellmo said...

Christy - I like your ideas. I will have to sort thru my eagle pics. Thanks! S.

Jessica said...

I don't feel like you copied me at all. I was hoping that Rebecca would get some business off of my design.

Sometimes people ask me what it costs to have a blog. They are usually surprised when I tell them it's absolutely free. I enjoy it so much and my photography that I figured I deserved to be able to purchase a personal design.

Glad you decided to also....

Daria said...

Loghome is my dream home, too - hope to have one soon... Enjoy yours, it's beautiful!

Shellmo said...

Thank you for visiting Daria! I hope your log cabin dream comes true for you soon!
Shelley

violetlady said...

That loft is terrific. I could bring my sleeping bag!