We hear all the time, “I can’t wait to see what the design style will be in your cabin!” Which seriously warms my heart. While we have been enjoying our cabin and even tackled a couple small projects there (check out the reading nook here!), the big demo starts July 30th! A lot of our plans have been hinging on the HVAC…or lack thereof. I know it’s boring, but not having any air conditioning or traditional heating (a wood burning fireplace heats the lower level, but we’ve never had any luck with it actually doing so, and a pellet stove that needs constant feeding heats the main level and loft) has really opened our eyes to how limiting it is in how we are able to use this cabin. In the summer, it’s SO HOT (especially in the loft) and in the winters, it’s hours before we can take off our coats. So we’re excited to get a better system in place that we’ll be able to access and monitor from our phones. More on that soon.
At the same time, we’ll be demo-ing the kitchen and since the floors will all need to be ripped up to install the heating system, we’ll be laying all new floors and framing in a couple new rooms. And then, then!!!, it’s game on for all the fun stuff.
I explained it in a CLJ Q&A a few weeks ago, but we’re definitely going for a cabin vibe here. Give me all the wood and antlers and plaid. But the style will definitely still be Chris Loves Julia with moody colors thrown in and some dramatic lighting for good measure. I love to explain it like, if YOU were going to the beach or to the mountains, your outfit would change–but your style wouldn’t. Does that make sense? The finishes and decor will definitely be mountain cabin, but the style will definitely remain our own.
Here are a few inspiration pictures I’ve been collecting that inspire me!
We’ll be putting up our first Cabin Diaries episode on CLJ TV (through our instagram @chrislovesjulia) really soon, doing a walk-through tour talking about all of our plans and hopes and dreams and concerns! Can’t wait to get started!