Log Cabin Home Ideas

This stunning log cabin home is situated in a village in Idaho on the shores of a pristine glacial lake. It belongs to 40-year-old native Idahoan and award-winning actor Aaron Paul and his wife. Here you’ll find plenty of outdoor attractions such as whitewater rafting, skiing, and soothing hot springs. Paul and his wife built their mountain dream home from scratch, with the assistance of Pearson Design Group and Interior Designer Jake Arnold.

“Typically, when you’re making this style,” Arnold says of mountain and wilderness houses, “it’s really bulky.” The 30-year-old British-born designer chose to pare it down, creating a lighter, European-inflected feeling while retaining the essential brawny character of the place.

“Throughout the five-bedroom house, which is full of bespoke pieces (often executed by local artisans), hand-hewn craft is tempered by chic design, frontier spirit by urban cool.”

Log Home Great Room Ideas | Log Cabin Home Decorating Ideas

Log Home Great Room
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Rustic elements include Wisconsin barn wood which can be found throughout the home, including the raftered ceilings in the living room as well as Montana moss rock.

“The Pauls’ Idaho hideaway may be the essence of a frontier cabin, but there’s no compromise with comfort, considering the heated concrete floors, light-filtering curtains, and an abundance of textiles, particularly linen, which Arnold—whom Paul calls “a brilliant artist”—deployed in the spirit of unfussy elegance. “

Jake Arnold Design | Aaron Paul Rustic Chic Idaho Home

Rustic Hallway with Plenty of Texture
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A runner from Lawrence Of La Brea lines a hallway

Jake Arnold Design | Aaron Paul Rustic Chic Idaho Home

A Dining Room with Rough Hewn Beams and Wood Flooring
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Log Home Kitchen

Rustic Kitchen with Beautiful Textural Elements
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Handcrafted Log Homes Decorating Ideas

Seating Nook with an Incredible View
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Handcrafted Log Homes Decorating Ideas

Stairway with a Large Ceramic Vase
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Log Cabin Home Ideas | Exterior of Handcrafted Log Cabin Home

The Home’s Log-Clad Exterior
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Log Home Terrace

Log Home Terrace
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The home boasts ample terrace space.

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Cozy Kitchen Nook with a View
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Entranceway with Warm Wood Textures
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Rustic Log Cabin Homes Decorating Ideas

Rustic Breakfast Nook with Vintage Chairs
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In the breakfast nook, vintage chairs surround a custom table by interior designer Jake Arnold.

Handcrafted Log Homes Design Ideas

Indoor Terrace and Game Room
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An indoor terrace – and game room – off a bedroom overlooks the kitchen.  Palecek Stools.

Handcrafted Log Homes Design Ideas

Rustic Dining Room with Beautiful Stone Fireplace
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Log Home Fireplace Ideas

A Massive Stone Fireplace with Large Seating Area
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This open concept living room features a Sixpenny section and armchairs. Custom chandelier by ADG lighting; round side table (in foreground) from obsolete; pillows of Ralph Lauren Home and Holland & Sherry fabrics.

Elegant Log Home Master Bedroom

Elegant Log Home Master Bedroom
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In the master bedroom, Sixpenny linen armchairs face off. Curtains of an Élitis linen.

Log Home Guest Room

Cozy Log Home Guest Room 
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In a detached guest suite, an RH bed wears linens by shoppe amber interiors. Vintage bench.

Handcrafted Log Home Bedroom Ideas

Rustic Bedroom with a Large Expanse of Window
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There’s no doubt that Jake Arnold creates the kind of visual majesty that is consistently featured in Architectural Digest. When this home was debuted in AD, the Chalkboard Editorial Team snagged Jake for an exclusive interview.

Here are a few of the key elements that Jake feels contribute to good design:


MY SIGNATURE TOUCH IS: Creating mood with rich materials and accent lighting.


BIGGEST DECOR MISTAKE MOST PEOPLE MAKE: Over-thinking each individual piece instead of focusing on creating a vibe or environment.

DESIGN RULE YOU LOVE TO BREAK: Mixing styles. I don’t like it when people ask me what my style is because I design based on feeling and mood, which means mixing materials, eras, and shapes.

FAVORITE ECO DESIGN TIPS: Buy vintage and recover old furniture pieces that have good silhouettes.

FAVORITE NATURAL MATERIALS: Walnut, marble, and travertine.

TIPS FOR CREATING AN INTENTIONAL SPACE: Mix new, old, feminine, and masculine silhouettes, fabrics, and materials to create a well-balanced room.

ITEM THAT INSTANTLY UPGRADES A SPACE: Large interior trees add instant life to a room.

CURRENT DESIGN MANTRA: Context context context.

I hope you have enjoyed this post on Aaron Paul and his wife’s log home! When I first viewed the image of the great room – I knew I’d just have to create a post to share how gorgeous this home truly is!

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