The "Up North" Feel

We’re always on the lookout for cabin décor. Our favorite thing to do is buy from local vendors and artists. When we were designing Cabin on Blake and Cabin on Blake Too, we worked with a local artisan to create some one-of-a-kind pieces: the bar stools and log headboards in both cabins, a vanity, the gorgeous railing in Cabin on Blake and more!

We also love to repurpose well-loved items or sentimental pieces into something new. The mason jar light fixture got its start as a tree that had to be cut down when we moved Cabin on Blake Too onto the lot. It just about killed us to have to tear down those beautiful trees so Joe saved one for me and made that stunning light fixture out of it. If you’re short on your own raw materials, with garage sale season just weeks away, there will be plenty of opportunity to find someone else’s junk to repurpose into your own treasure.

There’s no shortage of gift shops in the darling little towns spread all over northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. One of our favorite places to stop on the way to the cabin is Pure-n-Simple in Amery. They’ve got old-fashioned candy, fantastic food, and some super cute signs and other rustic items that fit in perfect with our “up north” décor.

If you can’t find something in person, Etsy is a great place to look for one-of-a-kind items and many of them can be personalized. We love looking through the Wisconsin shops like Reclaim Vintage Charm. The headboards and furniture they make out of reclaimed wood makes us want to invest in another cabin so we can buy more furnishings.

Decorating the cabin is one of our favorite past-times and we’ll probably never stop looking for fun, unique items to add that extra bit of atmosphere to our lakeside getaway!