The Rustic Magnetism of 1970s Country Cabins

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Planning a Home, 1979Courtesy of Sarah Faulkner

With 'cabin season' now upon us, Supreme Interiors is revelling in the crackling log fires and pinewood cladding which accompany it

Right now, we’re in that stretch of the year which follows the holidays, but which is not quite spring – it's still kind of winter, but sometimes it’s also kind of not, there are months still to pass until the next major state-sanctioned holiday. In the Pacific north-west of the United States, this time of year could easily be described as 'cabin season': inch by inch the days are getting longer, winter mountain sports are in full swing, and everybody is desperate to escape the cold, miserable city. In short, now is the time for calling your friends, packing your bags, putting on your North Face and heading to the hills for a weekend of hiking, drinking, and communing with nature.

After a day of snowshoeing, there are few things as cozy and comforting as a mountain cabin warmed by a crackling cast iron stove. There's something so familiar about walls clad in knotty pine, while snow drifts framed by lace-curtained windows have a way of making whiskey taste extra smooth. The backwoods design aesthetic was a popular style in the 1970s, as the quest for utopia led many post-hippies into the woods in search of their communal destinies. Those that couldn't or wouldn't give up civilization showed solidarity by cladding their urban homes in raw wood, stone, and country decor. While some of this week's top ten might not be actual cabins per se, all of these Supreme Interiors are offering up some serious rustic mountain vibes. 

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