Mountain Home

After spending a family vacation in Breckenridge the week before Christmas, it rekindled Mr. MD and my desire to move west.  My head started spinning with building a home that would suit us until we're too old to drive. :)  When I got home the new edition of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine was waiting for me. 
I was particularly drawn to architect D. Stanley Dixon's design of a mountain home for an Atlantan couple in Cashiers, NC.  The interior designer on the project was Nancy Warren (photographer Emily Jenkins Fellowill) who had a great vision for the interiors to give a warm mountain feel.
I particularly love the North Carolina fieldstone entry into the home and the creamy horizontal wood paneling. 
Just because a home is in the mountains does not mean there has to be a primitive look to it. Rich warm textures in the textiles and aged wood on the walls layers this comfy room.
A mix of the elegant and rustic.
The kitchen is large enough for a long farm table and opens up into the dining room with a stone fireplace.  Love the dark stained plank floors and the rustic beams on the ceiling.
This is a great look featured in Elle Decor.  Plank floors again, lighter in color and wall of book cases.
Suzanne Kasler's design in a beautiful log cabin as seen in her book Inspired Interiors.  She uses rough hewn wood and  horizontal wood paneling and logs to frame the four poster bed.  The linen on the bed softens the hardness of the wood.
The cabinetry here is stained to match the old wood....beautiful.  No upper cabinets which I like.
 Put that in the file!
The antiques look very pretty against the rough background.

These few images have gotten my head will be a few years down the road but definitely something to build upon and add to!
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  1. I love it all and could happily live in each and every room. It feels like a home...

    Jo xx

  2. Amazing imagery. Some new & some old faces. Best to you in 2012!

  3. Yes to heading has been on our 5 year plan ...for like...10 years. One day!

    To a wonderful 2012!

  4. I love the master bedroom Renae! I do miss life in San Diego. More because of my friends and family out there! I would move back if I remarry and I can keep a spot here in Kansas City to come back when I need to!

    Wishing You and Yours all the best in 2012!

    Art by Karena

  5. Wishing you a Happy 2012, dear friend!


  6. Oh, what beautiful photos!! I LOVE the mix of rustic wood with just about anything. Just gorgeous!!

  7. Renae, I love rustic decor. I have never gotten sick of it. It is relaxing. I guess it reminds me of vacation. Happy New Year to you...

  8. The rustic feel of a home just makes me have this sweet taste of comfort. It just makes me comfortable and seeing those aged wood on the wall layers make my heart melt. :)

  9. Renae,
    How ironic, my husband and I looked at a piece of land and we were doing the ol..should we?

    Just these images are so exciting!

    Happy New Year!!!

  10. I love every single image...Go for it. XO, Mona

  11. I just want to say, I like your taste in interior design. The decorations suit my style too. Love the images in this post

    keep up with the good work! :)



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