Living Large in Small Spaces: Cozy Mountain Cabin

A thoughtful design makes the most of the limited space in this cozy mountain cabin. The former carriage house features a rustic style, with rough-hewn wood and exposed beams throughout. An open bedroom is concealed behind double black doors, which add nice contrast to all the wood in the house.

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Meechan Architectural Photography

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Meechan Architectural Photography

Photo By: Meechan Architectural Photography

Photo By: Meechan Architectural Photography

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Meechan Architectural Photography

Rustic Cabin Exterior With Red Trim

Shingles weathered gray and handsome red trim make the exterior of this rustic cabin as appealing as the inside.

Red Cabin Front Door

The red front door and windows make the entrance of this adorable cabin all the more inviting.

Small Country Kitchen With Red Cabinets

The carriage house interior is separated out into a kitchen, small dining area and a living area. In the kitchen, cabinets are painted a cheery red .

Country Small Kitchen With Mini Fridge

A cozy kitchen tucks in under the eaves, a mix of natural and painted wood making up the wall and ceiling. Marble adds a luxe hint to the backsplash and countertops.

Wood Details and Modern Amenities in Guest House Kitchen

When guests enter this space through the red French door, they are surrounded by wood accents, exposed beams, shiplap and timeless, rustic appeal of the guest cottage. To make this oasis feel a bit more modern, designers brought in marble countertops and stainless steel appliances to give the kitchen the luxury amenities of home within this garage, guest apartment.

White Country Dining Room With Pitched Ceiling

The former carriage house ceiling was painted white to visually lift it up and help the overall space feel larger. A simple wood dining table gets a perfect partner in a bench and pretty pendant.

Country Dining Room With Wood Bench

The sweet dining area perfectly fits four or six with two chairs added to either end of the table. A simple wire chandelier keeps the mood friendly.

Rustic Wood Dining Table and Chandelier

The pretty wood and light fixture are all the adornment this dining table needs.

Rustic Sitting Room With Leather Sofa

Exposed wood beams and a half wall box out a petite sitting area. A garage-door style window floods the room with natural light.

Rustic Open Concept Living Area With Desk

A low partial wall divides the open main living area into a lounge space and a home office.

Rustic Home Office With Ladder

A tiny nook is turned into a charming home office with a built-in corner desk and tall bookshelves. A sliding ladder adds old-fashioned style and practicality!

Rustic Bedroom With Black Double Doors

Black doors make a handsome contrast to this bedroom's natural wood paneling. The big bed fits just right into a custom niche.

Mountain View From Craftsman Bedroom

The windows above the bed and around the space allow in natural light and give the space a beautiful view of the North Carolina mountains that surround this home.

Custom End Tables with Wood Accents

The custom bed and bedside tables are nestled comfortably into the wall for a bit more privacy and a cozier feel. To top off this welcoming space, warm bed linens offer a great place to snuggle down for the night, while the faux fur rug softens the space.

Cozy, Rustic Bedroom in Garage Apartment

The owners of this redesigned 1960s split level home wanted the garage apartment to have as much character as the interior of the main house, so they hired designers to create a rustic, craftsman oasis with modern touches. The walls and ceilings are swathed in wood that reflect the woods that surround the home, while the bed is nestled into the walls of the small space. Gray French doors separate the cozy sleeping quarters from the rest of the house.

Neutral Rustic Wood Paneled Bedroom

This rustic bedroom is as cozy as can be with wood paneling walls, exposed beams, simple furnishings and lots of natural light.

Rustic Bedroom With Window Seat

This rustic bedroom includes wood paneling all around and a window seat. A sheepskin rug is soft underfoot.

Rustic Window Seat With Antler Sconce

A quiet window nook gets comfortable with pillows, a blanket and the right rustic lighting.

Rustic Sitting Room With Sheepskin Rug

A few rich colors—red, hunter green—add depth to the rooms and break up the texture of the natural wood paneling.

Custom Built-In Shelves in Rustic, Craftsman Bedroom

Custom built-ins across from the bed add custom storage and display space while complementing the craftsman design.

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