Great Space: New Take on Cabin Chic

This California mountain retreat in Lake Tahoe’s Sugar Bowl is a warm space that glows with soft neutrals and organic light. The interior design of the house, constructed and created by John Maniscalco Architecture, was greatly affected by the customer’s love and knowledge of design. Its use of natural materials — from exposed timber grains to about woven fabrics — softens its modern lines and creates a welcoming and cozy atmosphere.

John Maniscalco Architecture

The daring modern fireplace is the very first thing that catches the eye in this magnificent photo. This six-foot fireplace is emphasized by a simple grey wallpaper, which has the appearance of stone tile. This unique choice was the customer’s choice, as she desired something textural to split up the wall.

The easy linen couch and stunning walnut coffee table were custom pieces, and the client found the chairs seats. The vulnerable Douglas fir ceiling along with Western red cedar beams produce a clearly cabin-like feel to this very modern home.

Couch: Custom
Coffee table: Custom
Chandelier: Ochre Arctic Pear Chandelier
Fireplace: Spark Modern Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

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