Today’s post is a result of my daily “look-see”
at Remodelista’s inspirational blog,
this one devoted to cabins in the snow:
I love snow + think every house looks more beautiful in said-same.
For proof, here’s our Dutch colonial last Christmas season.
Charming, if I do say so!
Disclaimer: we’ve not had much snow this year,
+ I am not amused.
So. Let’s cheer
ourselves me up
by looking at some houses in real snow,
beginning with this Belgian stunner
that’s been one of my online favorites for years:
I’ve always wanted to live in an old stone house!
The juxtaposition of the rustic stone + that glass room addition is so exquisite.
Inside, they’ve continued mixing the modern with the rustic.
I’m smitten with those red kitchen stools,
but I fear I would tumble out of the bed during the night!
This Aspen, Colorado ski chalet was recently renovated
to yet more glass + stone perfection:
I’m a fan of the interior’s rough-sawn wood planks
combined with the smooth, white walls + dark gray beams:
I shan’t lie — I am obsessing about living in a mid-Century modern house
so I love this one in New York state:
By again, I mean that while I was in college in the 70’s,
I lived in a genuine mid-Century house
in a 50’s neighborhood in my southern Illinois hometown.
Sadly (very), this was prior to my devotion to MCM style,
+ I would definitely love a courtesy “do-over”.
Inside, the homeowners obviously left the natural wood ceiling + beams
but have brightened everything up by painting the wall paneling white:
Next up, I love all things Swedish, in-cluding this dark green beauty!
How wrong would it be
for us to paint our white vinyl siding a crazy dark color??!!
Okay, that’s not gonna happen,
The whitewashed wood interior + Scandi-style furnishings!
Obviously, the view’s not bad, either.
Our maternal ancestors are from Switzerland, as is this mountainside cabin.
Wow. It’s as flat as a pancake here in Illinois, where we live.
I can’t imagine mountains like this!
(Love the fence, too.)
Once again with the dark exterior + ultra-light interiors,
+ once again with my loving the bare, minimalist decor
when we have anything but!
Could we at least plop one chaise lounge in that space, though?
This concludes our fun tour of cabins in the snow via the Remodelista blog.
Maybe I can whip up some energy to remove all things Christmas
from our household + pare things down just a tad!
Hope you had a merry Christmas!
December 26th, 2018 at 5:16 pm
That bed (!) gives me the willies! :-O
January 5th, 2019 at 5:05 pm
No kidding, Gayle!
December 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm
So happy to get this message and peek into the cabins in the snow! I like the look of NO Clutter! I cannot say I’m a friend of winter and cold weather tho. D. Lars
December 27th, 2018 at 2:57 pm
HA! Dolores! The truth is, while I was gazing at all the snowy pictures, I was thinking of how much I hate to be cold!
December 26th, 2018 at 10:45 pm
Although I’m not a super fan of MCM, I an appreciate those mountain views! But I have decided that shoukd I live in the mountains , I would definitely need a warmer climate to spend some time also. Because, if I lived in Switzerland or the Rockies, I would have won the lottery and therefore could have 2 homes. One of my sons live in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and yes, we are flat, but at least we don’t have neck breaking driveways.
December 27th, 2018 at 2:59 pm
I don’t even know how I would step outside in that steep yard in the Swiss house! My life would be one constant fall-down!