Foyer Pictures From Blog Cabin 2009

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A cozy foyer — with hand-hewn barn beam ceilings and rustic accents — sets the stage for drama that unfolds as one nears the expansive great room complete with living and dining areas.

Just steps from the front door, a snug laundry room does double duty as a mudroom.

Hard-working appliances include a Kenmore Elite front-loading washing machine and dryer. A window with front-yard view is dressed in a simple matchstick blind that complements the rich finish of the cabinetry.

Original artwork by Joycelyn Hairston – set against a neutral background – provides the visual pop the room demands.

Vintage-style French soap jugs dress up the work room, with colorful labels drawing on colors in the artwork above.

A powder room in the corridor features understated appointments in a dark-wood finish. A braided leather mirror adds visual heft.

A subtle fern theme connects the room to the cabin’s outdoor spaces. Botanical prints displayed in tramp art-style frames and embroidered hand towels make a subdued statement.

A custom vanity, built by craftsman Lee Walker, is constructed of 1” red oak plywood with a 2” walnut slab top. Legs are crafted from wormy quarter-sawn red oak beams. The sides feature varying lengths of chestnut and oak barn wood.

The style of the white oak front door, chosen by online voters and built by craftsman Lee Walker, incorporates many Old World features, including strap-style hinges fashioned from red oak and locust wood.

A decorative glass panel, designed by stained-glass artist Susan McCracken, lets light stream into the foyer.

Reproduction surface-mount hardware and a skeleton key lock add an unexpected – and elegant – twist to the rustic foyer feature.