Running a business (or two) can be stressful, which is why Pom Pom Interiors founder Hilde Leiaghat has claimed a lakeside cabin as her getaway. Take a look inside her home with Part II of the Cozy Cabin Paradise house tour. Don’t forget to check out Part I to stay in the loop!
Hilde describes her interior design style as romantic, cozy and comfortable. “The living room/kitchen area is my favorite room. We can be cooking and have an open fire on and talk to our friends. It’s perfect for entertaining,” she says. Hilde filled the cabin with interesting and unusual furnishings, and then put her own twist on them. For instance, she cut down the legs of an antique farm table and made it into a coffee table—sometimes the family uses it as a game table, sometimes they eat on it. Another antique farm table is used as a dining table. Two antique leather chairs invite guests to relax in comfort.
Furniture and accessories are kept simple and natural in the cabin, adding to the rustic feel of the interior.
A large antique Persian rug is a bold accent piece; its red, gold and blue color palette adds warmth to the cabin and enhances the wood floor. To give the faux-brick fireplace from the ’80s a classic, cozy feel, she put an old mantelpiece around it. To add a rustic, whimsical touch to the wall above the fireplace, Hilde hung a large moose head that she bought at an auction. A large, unusual chandelier built from wood barrels lights the home in style.
A richly colored antique Persian rug and throw pillows add warmth and soft textures to the cabin.
Further imprinting her personal touch on the cabin’s interior, Hilde’s own linen work, such as handmade blankets and throws, are sprinkled throughout the rooms. “They are simple designs famous for embroidery,” she says. “I create linens that look vintage but have a fresh feeling and are affordable, because antique linens are generally very expensive. My goal is to make something elegant again in a more affordable way.” She also “shops her shop” for the cabin’s accessories, from small knickknacks and dishes to large chandeliers.
Fabrics add pops of color throughout the cabin.
The decision to have a family getaway spot has one benefit that surpasses all others, especially during the holidays: the memories that are created every day. “We always spend Christmas there,” Hilde says. “We love to put a tree, pull out the Christmas ornaments and watch the kids and their friends decorate the tree, play music and drink wine. At the start of the holidays, we put a big wreath on the balcony balustrade that looks over the living room. The time we spend there cooking and baking make it a home.”
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Written by Meryl Schoenbaum
Photography by Jacqueline deMontravel