This designer’s cabin is a warm and cozy refuge with Puget Sound views

modern traditional cabin entry with a plaid lampshade

This 1970s cabin underwent a major overhaul by Heidi Caillier Design, situated on Anderson Island, the southernmost island in Puget Sound, Washington. Boasting an exceptional location and scenic views, this compact cabin and converted garage, affectionately known as “The Snug,” underwent a remarkable conversion into a welcoming haven for family getaways.

The term “snug” frequently denotes a cozy, small space within a household, designed for tranquility and leisure. See how a moody color palette, along with the imaginative incorporation of vintage elements, infuses both warmth and character into this amazing eclectic home tour.

modern traditional cabin entry with a plaid lampshade

The designer and her family co-own the retreat with another family which led her to devise creative solutions to establish spaces for gathering and along with spaces for solitude. An inviting Dutch door was integrated into the design to remain open during the warmer seasons.

modern traditional living room with dark walls

What We Love: This warm and inviting cabin overlooking Puget Sound provides an interior designer and another family with a relaxing getaway. The designer did a fabulous job of decorating the living spaces with an eclectic mix of furnishings while infusing a moody color palette that creates a feeling of coziness. Overall, we are loving every detail of this beautifully refreshed cabin, especially its idyllic setting.

Tell Us: What details in the refresh of this family getaway home do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: A loft-inspired bachelor pad has amazing views on the Seattle waterfront and This beautiful Washington home remodel embodies warmth and character.

modern traditional living room fireplace

Rather than removing the outdated 70s paneling, the designer opted to coat it in a moody slate blue hue — Farrow & Ball Down Pipe — instantly revitalizing the house. By painting the bookshelves and cabinets in harmony with the walls, they seamlessly meld into the backdrop. Enhancing the cozy ambiance, the brick mantel was elegantly painted in black.

modern traditional living room with a sofa and dark walls

modern traditional living room with a sofa and dark walls

modern traditional living room with a sheepskin rug

Above: Large windows frame scenic views of Puget Sound.

modern traditional dining room with dark walls

modern traditional kitchen nook

modern traditional dining banquette

Above: This cozy built-in banquette, features wall art that is a map of the Puget Sound, a nod to the region.

modern traditional kitchen

Above: For the kitchen makeover, the designer selected wide panels that imitate the style of the original paneling found throughout the rest of the house — bringing a feeling unity to this cozy cabin.

modern traditional kitchen sink

modern traditional kitchen with open shelf

modern traditional bedroom with pattern mixing

Above: The hunter green hue in this bedroom is in keeping with the dark and moody vibe throughout the rest of the interiors.

modern traditional bedroom dresser vignette

modern traditional bathroom with penny tile flooring

Above: Repurposing an aged chest into a bathroom vanity not only adds a touch of affordability but also infuses warmth into the midst of all the cool surfaces.

modern traditional bunk bedroom

Above: The designer stained these wooden bunk beds that were sourced from Ikea. The layers of fabrics in this space create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

modern traditional bedroom

modern traditional bedroom night table

modern traditional bedroom

modern traditional bedroom dresser vignette

modern traditional bedroom

modern traditional bedroom vignette

modern traditional bedroom vignette

modern traditional guest lounge

To keep within the budget, the designer scavenged through flea markets and online auctions for vintage furniture, art pieces, and accessories. The goal was to create an environment where nothing felt overly delicate, this created a laid-back vibe for both family and guests. The addition of a vintage bamboo sofa beautifully complements a well-worn trunk that has been cleverly repurposed into a coffee table.

modern traditional powder room

modern traditional bunk bedroom

modern traditional kitchenette with open shelves, a sink and marble countertop


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