Western Style Pendant Lamps for Your Log Home

March 14th, 2008

western pendant lightingI tend to think of pendant lamps as colorful and decidedly modern looking–which in my mind aren’t particularly loggy. I suppose you could have a log home with modern decorating but… I don’t think I’ve seen one yet!

These western-themed pendant lamps might be a little more expected, especially if you’re into the ranch “home on the range” kind of home. There’s nothing like a bucking bronco to represent those cowboy themes.

This pendant light is available over at Aspen Lighting, where they’ve got a whole section devoted to western styles: “Silhouette scenes of buffalo, the trail’s end and roundups with glowing amber mica light. Alabaster shades with lonestar motifs and pendants with mare and foal etched glass.”

Prices start around $250.

“Split Log” Wall Sconce Offers Nature Inspired Lighting Option

March 1st, 2008

split log wall sconceIf you’re looking for wall lamps for your log home, then perhaps something inspired by logs themselves would be appropriate?

The “Split Log” wall sconce light shown here looks a bit like it might have real wood, or a sheet of bark, in the shade, but it’s actually a digital print embedded in white acrylic. Though not exactly the real thing, it gives you a little more versatility, since it’s available with your choice of five “log lamp” images.

The product image doesn’t mention if the shades are interchangeable, but it’d be fun to get more than one and swap out your log-look sconces now and then.

$190 from CP Lighting

Old West Style Toilet Paper Holder

July 17th, 2007

metal toilet paper holderA plain old spring-loaded plastic bar toilet paper holder might not look that impressive in the bathroom of your new log home (ok, those T.P. holders don’t look that impressive anywhere), so you might want to shop for something that is more fitting of the log theme.

Perhaps a western style toilet paper holder?

This piece is hand-crafted by a member of the Etsy community. “This is a western style decor toilet paper holder. It holds a roll of toilet paper perfectly. Built from 1/2″ strap steel welded to a horseshoe and painted black. I built one for my bathroom it looks real good and works like a champ.”

You can find other handmade metal pieces of home decor at the shop too:

Metallic Gardens

A Glass Sink Can Work in a Log Home

July 6th, 2007

glass sink for a rustic homeIf you like the idea of a beautiful hand-blown glass sink in your bathroom, but think it won’t fit in with the rustic feel of a log home, think again. This blue (excuse me: cobalt) glass vessel sink looks wonderful on its rustic wooden stand. It’d work wonderfully in a log cabin or log home.

It’s just one of several glass sinks available Art Glass Sinks, where all the pieces are hand blown and made to order. The prices aren’t listed on the website, but you can doubtlessly expect to pay a little more than you would for a plain white porcelain model from Home Depot. Still, this is something that you’ll be pleased to see every time you enter the bathroom.

Carved Wooden Toilet Seat Features Nuthatch

June 16th, 2007

nuthatch bird toilet seat coverWhen your bathroom walls are made from logs, a plain old white porcelain toilet may seem out of place. Why not add a woodsy accent with a wooden seat and cover?

This toilet seat and lid set is carved from oak. It’s been handmade by a seller over at Etsy:

“Our Nuthatch toilet seat is solid oak with a solid brass hinge. We relief carved the nuthatch design into the wood by hand to give it unexpected dimension, then hand painted the design to really make it pop. Coated with several coats of high gloss sealant, both the lid and seat are well protected.”

$70 through Etsy.

Fun Cabinet Hardware for the Rustic Log Cabin

June 11th, 2007

moose cabinet hardwareIf you’re looking for fun ways to add some authentic rustic flair to your log home or cabin, then decorative cabinet hardware could be a fun choice in the kitchen (of course, you can also use it in the bathroom, kids’ rooms, or any place you have cabinets and drawers). These Mountain Moose Drawer Pulls are definitely a way to add a whimsical touch.

Available from the Cabin Shop, the resin pulls measure 2.5″ x 2″ x 2.75″. They costs $8 a piece and are sure to make folks smile upon first viewing. A fun touch if you’re decorating your cabin to use as a vacation rental.

Moutain Moose Drawer Pull

Kettle Drum Style Wooden Stools

June 5th, 2007

cool rd stoolsThese stools aren’t quite as rustic as a lot of the furniture I look at on here, but not everyone is going to want to decorate their log homes in a rustic style. There are plenty of modern log dwellings out there. Either way you go, these handsome wooden stools probably wouldn’t look out of place.

Made by SMC Furnishings, the RD Stools can be made from several combinations of wood: walnut & wenge, heart pine & wenge, cherry & walnut, walknut & maple, or white pine & padauck. You can also ask them about custom combinations.

Price: $500 a stool

SMC Furnishings