The Inside Scoop
“Darlene and I didn’t want a stereotypical log home with antler chandeliers,” Roy says. A retro ski chalet vibe was more their speed. Logs can be a great backdrop for a wide range of styles — so be sure to talk about your preferences with your architect or designer. Here are a few design elements that the couple mixed with antique furniture pieces to help them pull off a distinctly eclectic look:
Unique railings. Darlene and Roy specified black wrought-iron railings for the home’s deck, not the rustic wood spindles often used for log homes.
Brick accents. Instead of facing the walk-out level’s walls with stone, the couple picked a brick that matches the exterior of their pavilion.
Global influences. Darlene chose Mexican-style tile in teal for the home’s flooring.
Plenty of glass. A prow-front design captures the view and features expansive fixed-pane windows.