September 11, 2014 | Posted by: Linda Perrow
Mountain homes and cabins can be very cozy and warm. Sometimes, however, because of the shade of the outdoor foliage and terrain, the interior can be dark. Such was the case with this log cabin in western North Carolina. The owners requested that we brighten up the living space while keeping the existing rug and sofa.
The first step was to paint some of the stucco walls with an off-white instead of the existing tan color. We also painted the flat ceiling area over the dining table an off-white. After donating the brown leather loveseat to the church white elephant sale, we replaced it with two spool chairs and an ottoman in a light painted finish and soft aqua fabric.
Using a few new mirrored pieces, we were able to brighten the living room with the reflected light from the skylight above.