Jim shaves his head bald every morning. In addition to a lifetime supply of Gillette Mach 3 razors and replacement blades, it’s a necessity that we have a fog-free mirror located inside the shower itself. Here’s what we’ve learned about fogless shower mirrors…
Decor & Accessories
the folks at Heart Pine Reserve ‘reclaim’ old wood and make it new again. Their current reclamation project is the Old Taylor Distillery in Woodford County, Kentucky. Check out their rustic hardwood floors!
I’d always admired what I call ‘barn-looking’ garage doors — you know, with the criss-crossed wooden slats that give a door that rustic, barn-like look. But I figured they were either a pipe dream, because they’d be too expensive, or that Jim wouldn’t like them. But after seeing the doors available from The Great Northern Door Company, we’re pretty sure we’re going this route now!
It makes sense that your covered bridge resemble your dwelling. So if you have to cross water on your property — and you have a log home — perhaps you’ll want something like this.
I have to admit that I kind of enjoy non-traditional, outside-the-box types of yard art. Especially if it makes you smile whenever you pass by it. Case in point: This porch pig… and this plump & friendly pig statue… and these colorful swans… Or, what about a garden gnome???
This my favorite toilet paper holder for the bathroom. I think it would look especially great in a log home bathroom. Baskets and logs kinda go hand-in-hand, right? Peterboro baskets are the BEST!
Two flooring ideas seen on the CBS Early Show seem very easy to do, and they’re relatively inexpensive, too! If you’re on a budget, and you can’t afford solid hardwood flooring or thick plush carpet at this time… these DIY options will have everyone fooled. Check out these tips from Danny Lipford, host of Today’s Homeowner.
The following log home pictures will show you various ways to enhance your log home with natural stone.
Following are a wide variety of photos taken inside log homes. This set of photographs will give you some design and decorating ideas for your own log home kitchen.
Several pieces of furniture which appear in the HGTV Dream Home Of The Year for 2007 were actually created by Wildwood Furniture Company. They offer handcrafted mountain and cabin custom furnishings. All furniture is designed and built in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
We have two 80-lb dogs AND we’re building a new log home. You can bet we’ve done some homework about hardwood flooring at this point! Here’s what we’ve learned about dogs and hardwood floors.
In the process of trying to find ‘the perfect’ hardwood floor for our new log home, I found the following tips and opinions helpful.
The 2007 HGTV Dream Home will be featured on television January 1st, following the Rose Day Parade. The interesting part to me: While not exactly a ‘log home’… it’s a rustic lodge home, with a number of heavy timber accents and timber frame characteristics.
The carpet outlet itself actually features 4 different major interior stores — side by side — for a total of 750,000 square feet of showroom! This means you have a wide selection of flooring, furniture, and home products right at your fingertips. My favorites are: Carpets of Dalton and the Designer Dream Home. Here are highlights…
Check out this dog crate that’s disguised as a fashionable piece of furniture! Got cats?… There’s a matching kitty litter box table, too!
Here’s a luxury bathtub for dogs that features whirlpool jets and ergonomic design. Your dog will love it and so will your back!
This XL dog bed would look perfect inside a log home. It’s from Lonesome Cottage and is available with or without the ‘dog mattress’. Here’s why I love it…
The two guys who were at the Log Home Show were adept at thinking of everything we hadn’t thought of, and they showed us every way possible to incorporate their furniture into our life. Overall, we appreciated that they were also very knowledgeable and helpful at the same time. FYI, the wood used for Lonesome Cottage furniture is Northern White Cedar. The company is based out of Minnesota.
when we were in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the Log Home and Timber Frame Show, we stopped by their showroom. Here are the best things about Rocky Top Log Furniture & Railing, including our favorite pieces of furniture from them.
All of the pieces of furniture at Keepsake Imports are made from old wagon wheels and ox horns, as well as other everyday items commonly found in Thailand and beyond. For over ten years, Keepsake Imports has been working hard to design, create and manufacture awe-inspiring furniture and accent pieces for timber frame homes, log homes, and cabins.
Are you going for classic and rich looking? Modern and hip? Smooth edges & curves or sharpe edges and fine lines?
What about rustic? Have you considered themed housewares? You’ll probably want to decide fairly early whether you want to decorate your log home in a particular theme or not. We did.
After we built our traditional brick home in Franklin Tennessee, we had to decorate it. We knew we wanted some color, and we knew we wanted to step outside of our comfort level a bit. So we did! The following photos highlight the steps we went through to paint and decorate our new home… […]