The Tale of 5 Cabins


It's late and I have an army coming over to feast in just a few short hours.  But I wanted to share with you this amazing residence, that I have had stashed away in my files, waiting to make an appearance on the perfect fall day.   Well here it is!  This wonderful residence, located in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, took my breath away the second it graced the pages of Architectural Digest in June of June last year (2009).  Of course, none other than the fabulous Suzanne Kasler, is responsible for this upscale but easygoing interior. 

 The couple has an extensive collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings, that have been set to the backdrop of these brilliant reclaimed wood beam cabin style walls.  I typically am not drawn to anything to rustic, but I just adore the affect of the contrasting colours of the barn beams. The residence consists of a series of 5 homes, a main house and 4 smaller cottages reserved for guests, as they entertain often. 

 Above, the entrance to the main house and below, the smaller cabin affectionately known as Toad Hall.   If

Happy Thanksgiving to all My fellow Canadians!

Photos taken from Jeff Herr Photography, story from AD 

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  1. My dream cabin!!!!
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

  2. I adore this dream is a small cabin away from everything...Happy Thanksgiving Vie!


  3. * Now T*H*I*S is UTTERLY WONNNDERFUL!!!~~~~ Soooo charming, warm, welcoming, user-friendly and elegantly rustic... I... AM... IN... LOVE!!!! Is it for SALE????


    Linda in AZ *

  4. I too have this cabin in my stash of fabulous homes, and some "cabin" it is...stunning!

  5. your tale of 5 cabins was just too lovely to see, i loved all of them, they are done just perfectly to relax and enjoy the days, the kitchen is beautiful and so were the two hutches in wood and black color as well as the small sideboard with lots of mini-drawers, loved seeing the pictures

  6. Normally I am not a cabin type person...too rustic. But I also don't like a place you can't put your feet up without feeling like you'll break something. I LOVE the juxtaposition of the refined antiques, tailored curtains, art, furniture, etc with the cabin walls. Elegant but relaxed. PERFECTION!

  7. I've been searching for different home designs until I found this site. These designs caught my attention, and I've gotten a bit more inspiration on designing my home. I want the theme of my home to have a classical touch. I think hand forged home accents will fit my theme, along with having hand forged iron fireplace accessories for the fireplace in my den.

  8. Wow, beautiful images. Want. To. Be. There.

  9. Oh that kitchen, the cooktop! A pretty remarkable place and setting.

  10. These cabins made me dream.
    I wanto to be there, too.


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