Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 3d: Modern Cabin

Making it Yours (MiY) explores ways to use stylish investment pieces for the home while keeping up with changing lives and changing tastes. In this third edition, I’m focusing on the ever popular Madeline Weinrib Zig Zag Rug. It started out in the home of a young woman who had just splurged on the rug (it was the most expensive thing in her apartment!), and it is making its way with her through several changes of residence. We first saw it in the living/dining area of her girly apartment, and then in her bedroom. When she and her sweetie moved in together, they made the apartment more masculine, and now they’re updating it a bit.

MiY 3d: Modern Cabin

This one is quite a departure from my normal style, but I’m liking it a lot. The chair, lamp, wire spheres, side tables, and paint color are all here from the last edition of MiY, but the feel has been totally changed. Art by Dolan Geiman is always a good choice, and I think he is one of those rare artists that appeal equally to men and women. A stately sofa with nailhead trim has replaced the old couch, and a pinecone pillow probably intended for Christmas decorating fits in well year-round here. I included the coffee table because even though it’s new, it looks like an old rustic piece.

We’re nearing the end of this edition of MiY now, and we’ll see the rug move into a dining room for the last installment.

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  • Jenn
    October 14, 2009 at 10:50 am

    oohhh I love this set! Perfect for fall.

  • Aimee
    October 14, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I love how you are integrating just one item into so many different styles. This is a great cabin feel, much nicer than many other cabin styles. Well done! :)

  • robin
    October 14, 2009 at 11:05 am

    very cool. very manly chic.

  • Cassie
    October 14, 2009 at 11:21 am

    That dhould look really cool once it’s done! I’m really digging the wire spheres snd twine floor lamp. I would love to have those in my home. :)

  • Audrie
    October 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Very nice! I love those side tables.

  • ohbrooke
    October 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This is great. LOVE the coffee table.

  • Miss B
    October 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Holy moly this is so cute!Love Dolan G.!

  • Alexis
    October 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Oooooo I like… very nice to explore different palates and “moods”.

  • Miss Prissy Paige
    October 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Love the paint color, what a great trip down the man chic lane you’ve provided!

  • Manda
    October 14, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Love it! It’s nice to see something more masculine but still very much MIL. Can’t wait for the next installment.

  • southern hostess
    October 14, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Such great ideas! Your style is so fantastic.

  • Heather
    October 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Gorgeous – this is my favorite post (EVER) of your’s!!!

  • Jessica Zee
    October 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I love that sofa–it’s so sleek without being cold. The balance of this is so nice–cozy and homey but still modern and fresh.

  • Sharon
    October 15, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Love the mood board. Just enough to get the theme. It would be easy for anyone else to go too kitchsy.

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  • Dolan Geiman
    October 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring the Onita Cigar Company original mixed media piece. It just so happens to be on sale here: We also have a collection called Rescued Wood Constructions that are perfect for the modern cabin:

    Thanks for the love Miss B!

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