Industrial Meets Rustic in a Lake Tahoe Cabin

Designer Antonio Martins Creates a Unique Vacation Home

A Bachelor's Hip Cabin in Lake Tahoe | Interior Design by Antonio Martins | Photography by Drew Kelly | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Contemporary Living Room | Fireplace | Seating
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Drew Kelly
01/18/2017

With a bit of the unexpected around every corner, this Lake Tahoe vacation retreat that San Francisco based designer Antonio Martins created for his client, is fun and hip while maintaining the sophistication that Antonio is known for. Martins blended modern, antique and whimsical elements like a vintage dentist chair in the living room, iron-coiled stools in the kitchen and pulley light fixtures in the master bedroom. He also incorporates industrial elements like iron, rough wood, rivets and brushed steel to push the boundaries on stereotypical “cabin” design.

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Drew Kelly

The living room seating area features a large leather sectional and a pair of 1960’s Thonet swivel chairs purchased by the client in Miami.

Modern Turkish Rug: Woven Accents | Fulham Sectional: Restoration Hardware | Side Tables: Antonio Martins Custom Design by Fabian’s Fine Furniture | Rivet Coffee Table: Big Daddy’s Antiques | Artwork: Sharon Montrose

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Drew Kelly

A floor-to-ceiling cold-rolled steel fireplace is a strong focal point in the living room, accented by stacked wood and a custom built-in that hides the entertainment center. Artist Jihoon Choi’s “Pixel Deer” is a quirky take on mounted trophy heads.

Fireplace Built-In: Antonio Martins Custom Design by Fabian’s Fine Furniture | Vintage French Dentist Chair: Alameda Flea Market | On Staircase, Wine Barrel Orb Pendant Lights: British Route Designs

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Drew Kelly

“The corridor leading to the bedrooms showcases 19th century albumen photographs of the Tahoe region.” 

Chest of Drawers: Big Daddy’s Antiques

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Drew Kelly

 Soaring ceiling heights and rustic, exposed rafters are highlights of the kitchen which also features  industrial elements such as the iron coiled stools and metal chandelier with Edison bulbs.

Industrial Coil Stools: Restoration Hardware

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Drew Kelly

“The dining area has a 7-foot recycled wood square table surrounded by classic Cassina Cab armchairs, able to accommodate up to 16 guests. Mixed media collage on a wood door by artist Tim Weldon adds a touch of whimsy.”

Industrial Metal Chandelier: Big Daddy’s Antiques | Dining Table: Antonio Martins Custom Design by Fabian’s Fine Furniture

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Drew Kelly

Each of the bedrooms was given its own identity and distinct design: the log bedroom; the burlap bedroom, the antler bedroom and the gray bedroom. Rustic touches are hallmarks of this log bedroom (above).

Log Wallpaper: Andrew Martin | Bedside Table: Big Daddy’s Antiques

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Drew Kelly

The workspace in the log bedroom features iron and rough wood shelves and desk paired with a soft leather chair.

Larke Leather Accent Chair:  HD Buttercup

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Drew Kelly

 A tufted leather headboard and linen bedding create a comforting master retreat.

Custom Headboard: J.Lars Upholstery

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Drew Kelly

 “In the master bedroom, a circular metal hanging chair overlooks the unobstructed view of the mountains.”

Hanging Chair: Profab Metal Design | Vintage Bagatelle Game: Big Daddy’s Antiques

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Drew Kelly

“A large vintage neon sign in the master bathroom adds nostalgia to the space.”

Custom Neon Sign: Throwback Designs | Locker-room Iron Cabinet: Emonili

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Drew Kelly

Burlap clad walls and custom metalwork create a fun and comfortable take on a typical cabin bunk room.

Estancia Butterfly Chair: HD Buttercup | Metalwork: Profab Metal Design

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Drew Kelly

In the antler bedroom, built-in shelving display collected antiques and create a cozy nook for the inviting bed.

Bench by Mortise & Tenon. 

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Drew Kelly

The gray bedroom features a wood statement wall paired with modern sconces and soft bedding.

Cement Grey Side Table: CB2 | Rotating Sconces: France & Son | Wall color: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

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Drew Kelly

“The powder room features a live-edge floating shelf, a mirror Designed by Jacques Adnet and custom Union Square wallpaper by Crezana.”

Implementing a unique blend of rustic, modern and industrial design elements, Antonio created a dynamic inviting home perfect for a dream vacation.

Meet the designer Antonio Martins
Bio:

Antonio Martins studied hotel management in Switzerland, and worked for 11 years building a successful hotel career in Asia. From hotel operations to hotel design, he put his mark on some of the finest venues in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Argentina and most recently, Chicago. His residential career began in San Francisco, while obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design. Over the past ten years, Antonio’s projects have included residences in the Bay Area, Europe and South America. His commercial designs include hotels in Palm Springs, Mexico, Brazil and several restaurants in Europe.

An artist at heart, Antonio brings an eclectic approach to interior design, with an interesting mix of antiques, modern artwork and contemporary furniture.

Antonio has successfully participated in the 2013 and 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcases. His 2014 room, “Once upon a time there was a bed….” was praised by, Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group who wrote:

“This room is spectacular. Antonio has clearly tapped into the extraordinary interior design legacy of San Francisco. It’s fresh, original and I’m hoping a sign that designers in SF are putting this city’s wonderful sensibility back on the world’s interior design map!”

Antonio’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, House Beautiful, California Home + Design, Dwell, Elle Décor and many other publications.

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