INTO THE WOODS

Designer Kathleen Hay creates a room that roars.

This majestic log house sits on the highest point in Woodstock, Vermont. The impressive structure, which blends perfectly with the natural beauty of the wooded hills, enjoys unobstructed 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. The bones of the house existed, but the property had been unattended for several years and needed updating and refreshing. We were tasked to design a clean-lined interior—a foil to a typical log house. The materials chosen are complementary to the copious amounts of wood: fresh and updated while adding warmth to the soaring spaces. We quickly learned the challenges of redesigning a log house, which does not allow for easy changes to plumbing or electrical locations. However, the inherent texture of the wood and chink made up for the difficulty on the technical end. We enjoyed immensely working on a site that is the antithesis to our usual beachy locales.

1. Double-height antler chandelier
The space required a dramatic fixture and this custom double antler chandelier from Nantucket Lightshop fit the bill.

2. Dining table
The custom cerused-oak dining table from Parish Designs lends just the right amount of cool, weathered texture, a beautiful foil to the abundant amount of warm wood in the space.

3. Zebra stripe ottomans
With gorgeous Ralph Lauren zebra stripe fabric covers, these custom ottomans by Hay Designs prove that a little animal print is always a good idea.

4. Game table and chairs:
A bold black and caramel brown stripe complements the barrel back game chairs from Kravet Furniture, adding a riff on a classic element.

5. The leather head chairs
At the dining table make for a perfect spot to sit with a laptop or tablet to enjoy a cup of tea while catching up on emails.

For more information, visit Kathleenhaydesigns.com or call 508-228-1219.