If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that staying home is keeping us safe. So why not transform your home away from home into a cozy refuge? It took just a few months to transform this quaint cabin into a beautiful and serene chalet. Based in the Sierra Nevadas in Arnold, California (just a few miles away from wine tasting destination Murphys, CA), this Airbnb is all one needs to get away from the crazy world. One small reno, fresh paint, and plenty of new furniture later, we can't get enough of this vacation home.
When designing vacation rentals, keep three things in mind:
Design the interior based on the location. Guests are looking for a getaway from their everyday lives - remind them they are in a new and different place. The textiles, art, and accessories in this cabin remind guests they are in the Californian Sierra Nevadas.
Architecture - never steer too far away from the original architecture. The furniture we brought in perfectly compliments the mid-century origin of this A-Frame cabin.
Host personality - guests are looking for a personal touch when booking vacation rentals. When staying here, guests will know immediately their hosts are animal lovers that love to spend time outdoors.
KITCHEN AND DINING AREA
The kitchen facelift included painting the walls off-white, the perimeter cabinets light greyish-green, and the island charcoal. We also replaced the sconce above the sink, swapped out the hardware, and added vinyl stick-on tiles over the laminate backsplash over the stove.
SHOP KITCHEN AND DINING
MAIN FLOOR BEDROOMS & BATHROOM
The bedroom remodel was quite simple: new paint and light figures throughout. We then repositioned one of the beds and upgraded the furniture and linens. One of the most important things to plan for a vacation rental is to have comfortable beds. Not only are the mattresses comfortable, but we have two comforters on each bed with plenty of pillows. Your guests will inevitably write about the comfort of the beds in their reviews, and this will be a deciding factor for future guests when booking their next rental.
The bath included new paint on the walls and trim, and replacing the vanity light and mirror.
The second story wall separating the living area was demolished, completely transforming the loft - making it an open and inviting space. The walls and beams were painted, and four twin beds with a cozy lounge area were added.
SHOP THE LOFT
Interior Design - Melissa Morgan Interiors
Paint - Miller Painting
Photography - John McConaghy, Advance Creative