Contemporary Mountain Cabin


With bright colors and warm textures Jennifer transformed this outdated 1980s cabin into an eye-catching, contemporary retreat. “People want the log cabin in the woods, but they want it to feel new,” she shares. To achieve that “new” feeling, Jennifer opted for a fresh, exciting color palette. She explains that when choosing a color scheme, you have to look at what your walls are telling you. The cabin’s honey-colored log walls steeped in rich, warm tones made her color choices simple.


“The client has such fun taste,” Jennifer adds, noting she really wanted to be playful with the space. “She has two teenage girls and a ton of energy, and she really wanted to make the place feel bright.” However, creating a bright space definitely came with its challenges. The cabin is surrounded by heavy forest, and because of its location, eight months out of the year it doesn’t get light outside until 10:00 a.m. and is dark by 3:00 p.m., affording the space virtually no natural lighting. To combat the dark walls and dim lighting, “the first thing I wanted to do was paint the logs white,” Jennifer shares. They decided the master bedroom was the perfect place to coat the walls with Benjamin Moore’s versatile “Super White” and accent with bold pops of color and organic materials.