New England boasts some of the most historic and beautiful architecture in the country. It also is home to a turn of the century estate originally owned by the Balfours. Not sure who the Balfours are? Well, if you own a class ring or a military ring, there is a high probability that it came from Balfour. So, now you're asking, what does this have to do with log homes?
Real Log Style
While Kentucky is well known for having the best bourbon in the world, it's also known for having some of the most beautiful country style log homes in the country. If you've never heard of Shelbyville, it happens to be smack dab between Louisville and Lexington, in the heart of northern Kentucky. It's also home for this weeks' Real Log Style feature.
The 4th of July is America's holiday. It marks that summer is in full swing and we look forward to celebrating the holiday by barbequing, swimming, playing badminton and other lawn games and of course, fireworks. In order to celebrate this great country in which we live, we must find an amazing location to host our annual party! The perfect venue to celebrate America is most certainly a Real Log Home. This week's featured home is a fantastic lakeside log home located in Shell Knob, Missouri.
All log homes are not created equal. This week, instead of focusing on the same element in multiple homes, we're featuring just one truly incredible log home in southern Montana. It's a custom designed and constructed log home made even more beautiful by the soaring Montana mountains in the backdrop.
We're entering into the absolute best time of year; when the days are longer and it stays light until well past 8pm. The afternoon sun can be warm, but it also lights up your log home in a way that no table lamp could ever do. Through windows, sky lights and with the help of great rooms - the beauty of a log home can be found during the late afternoon when the sun hits the logs and your home is illuminated. Let's check out some amazing summer sunlight log home photos to see what I mean.
Our dads. The guys who carried us on their shoulders, taught us how to chop wood and fish. Sometimes dads can be the hardest people to shop for. Sure, they have their hobbies; hunting, fishing, gardening and taking apart complicated machinery and putting it back together. There's always the go-to Father's Day gift - socks, but a man can only have so many pairs of socks.
Let's uncover some classic Father's Day gift ideas:
When I say Texas ranch - you probably think of cattle roaming on open plains, amber grain blowing in the summer breeze and of course, cowboys . This week's featured Real Log Home is a beautiful country retreat nestled in the heart of Texas. It's a true southern ranch, named Circle 9, that boasts classic country style with quintessential log home charm.
With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it's time to clean your outdoor grills, uncover your pools and make sure your outdoor furniture is ready for your family. The task of getting your Real Log Home ready for the summer season seems daunting, but if you focus on one thing at a time on your 'To Do' list, you'll feel less stressed and get everything accomplished with plenty of time to relax before the party starts.
Using color in your log home sounds simple - of course there's color in your home - but it's how you use color that will really enhance the beauty already found there. There are a multitude of ways to exemplify the natural beauty of your log home by using color in thoughtful and specific ways. From kitchen cabinets to accent walls, lets uncover some great ways to add more color in your world!
This Sunday, we'll be celebrating the amazing women who brought us into this world - our Mothers. If your Mom is anything like mine, she adores her log home and works hard to make it beautiful; from the flower beds outside to her amazing master bathroom. There are a multitude of features that people love most about their log homes, but in this post, I'll be exploring the features in our Real Log Homes that make our Moms the happiest.