Wyoming log cabin gets beautifully decked out for the holidays


A couple from Idaho fell in love with this beautiful four-bedroom log cabin on a sprawling 10-acre property located in Alta, Wyoming. The property features gorgeous mountain views, mature trees, a live creek, space for a barn, guesthouse and ponds —along with no visible neighbors—absolute rural paradise. The couple commissioned WRJ Interior Design to transform this rustic abode into a modern and contemporary look, despite the logs. 

The house has a fantastic structure with an open floor plan and a stunning river-rock fireplace. The transformation involved changing the palette throughout the home, replacing the front door and creating a bright and airy entryway. The kitchen and bathrooms were also updated. The drywall was given a fresh coat of creamy white paint, while the flooring was refinished to a dark grayish hue, contrasting with the walls — and make the white chinking pop.

Above: On the front door, an evergreen garland highlights the custom fabricated front door, inviting holiday guests into this cozy log cabin.


Elk antler chandeliers were replaced with more contemporary fixtures, lending a cleaner aesthetic. A layering of textiles were introduced throughout — quiet cream, gray, white and blue tones — blending with carefully curated contemporary art pieces. 


Above: The fireplace mantel is highlighted by evergreen boughs with accents of baby’s breath. A variation of a holiday classic, the beautiful garland adds visual texture, scent and softens the space.

Above: A mix of fabric and textures creates warm and cozy interiors.


When the sun goes down and the valley is blanketed in snow, the home is aglow with seasonal spirit thanks to the holiday styling by WRJ Interior Design. It is then that the charm of this transformed cabin becomes fully realized to the homeowner’s. The homeowner’s have stated that they feel like they are living in a mountain home, yet it is very current and contemporary. It is sophisticated and chic, yet offers an inviting warmth.


Above: The kitchen feels light and airy thanks to glass-fronted cabinets. The countertops are Taj Mahal quartzite, which matches beautifully with the cabinets. To compliment, the designers selected smoked glass pendants to illuminate the space. The existing counter stools were reupholstered to match the window treatments. The dark flooring contrasts with the light palette.


Above: The custom fabricated Belgian dining table is composed of a bluestone tabletop and fumed teak legs. Accenting the table are wool upholstered chairs fabricated in the U.S., while the area rug — a mosaic mix of cowhides — is from Brazil. On the table are stunning Rudolf Sempre clear glass candle holders.


Above: A simple yet elegant table setting features a palette of green, white, silver and crystal — perfect for the holidays. The color palette references snow on the nearby Teton peaks — sophisticated yet enchanting. White lilies are set in a clear glass vase, while cedar boughs are draped around the centerpiece, contributing seasonal scents and a connection with nature. 


Above: In the master bedroom, a shell-fronted cabinet brightens the space while adding a touch of glam. When the designers work on an interior project, they like to use neutrals and layer in textures such as fur, wool, linen and natural fibers.

Photos: Mountain Living

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glenda lafont
5 years ago

S So warm, so inviting, so lovely.