Sitting Area Pictures From Blog Cabin 2014

Designed to be a private sanctuary, the second floor sitting area enjoys lake views and provides a space to read or reflect.

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Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers team transform this once unused widow's walk with the help from online voters. Custom-built shelving, a sliding bookshelf and the coffee bean backsplash create a cozy environment to enjoy picturesque lake views.

Stainless steel circular sink

During the Blog Cabin's People's Choice voting period, online voters selected a coffee and tea bar, which became the inspiration for this cozy coffeehouse design.

Blue glass bowl

A brilliant blue glass bowl stands like a sculpture atop the countertop.

Coffee bean backsplash

Cast in epoxy, this coffee bean backsplash creates an eye-catching focal point and gives texture to the wall.

Curved wooden bookshelves

Custom, curvy bookshelves mimic the lake's natural beauty. "Instead of painting the edge, it's sealed to bring out the varying layers of the plywood," explains project manager Dylan Eastman.

Biscotti in white mug

A white café-inspired mug serves up a collection of biscotti for an enticing treat with coffee.

French press on coffee counter

Along with a classic French press, glass jars filled with cream and sugar are on display to accommodate morning coffee.

Wood and glass ballustrade

To salvage the home's 1920s character, a starburst banister design is reconfigured and enclosed with tempered glass for safety.

Sliding bookcase-half open

This sliding bookshelf provides a secret entrance into the master bedroom.

View toward windows

During the Blog Cabin's People's Choice voting period, online voters selected a comfy chair to reside in the private sanctuary. Walls bathed in cool gray and outfitted with functional storage are among the many design features that inspire this relaxing retreat.

Dish logo on samsung tablet

A round side table set against a cozy lounge chair provides yet another spot for accents to shine. This framed chalkboard displays a personalized message from the Bath Crashers team.

Blue crocheted blanket

In contrast to the room's neutral color scheme, a cozy, knitted blanket adds a vibrant punch of blue.

Hanging Glass Light at Windows

Vaulted ceilings are designed to complement the home's original architecture and offer a striking visual element.

Window shade

With walls of casement windows, light is able to travel deep into the space. Crank-out features provide accessibility to the cool, lakeside breeze.

Glass hanging light shade

Glass pendants were selected to enhance a cozy ambiance, while allowing natural light to flow freely throughout.

Sliding bookcase detail

Wires line the sliding bookshelf to keep books and accessories intact.

Sliding bookcase door

This air conditioning unit feature whisper-quiet technology for comfort and convenience.

Walnut ballustrade and stairs

The home's updated oak staircase leads to the second-floor sitting room, where surrounding windows let light in from every direction and provides multiple views of the lakeside property.

View down staircase

A subtle color change and wood trim differentiates the space from the downstairs foyer, to create a pleasing transition into the master suite.