|Miner's cabin, Alexandra Champalimaud|
One of the driving forces in my design aesthetic is the idea of opposites. Think sparkling crystal girandoles atop burled rootwood tables, refined French fauteuil chairs upholstered in African antelope hides and very crude neolithic Chinese pottery resting on highly carved 19th century English center tables...you get the idea. Of course, this is a concept I play with when thinking about the cabin.
When it comes to the exterior, I'm generally drawn to a traditional rustic style with exposed logs, stone walls, etc... After all, this is supposed to be a place to get away, something casual and relaxed. But, what if we mixed things up a bit.
You've arrived at the cabin and the exterior looks something like Alexandra Champalimaud's miner's cabin above, or perhaps like one of the structures below....
Once inside, the mood is completely different.
|Oscar de la Renta's home|
|Yellow drawing room by Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler, c. 1957|
|Ralph Lauren, Rhinelander Mansion, New York|
|Ralph Lauren, Chicago|
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