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.
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
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.
“The corridor leading to the bedrooms showcases 19th century albumen photographs of the Tahoe region.”
Chest of Drawers: Big Daddy’s Antiques
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
“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
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).
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
A tufted leather headboard and linen bedding create a comforting master retreat.
Custom Headboard: J.Lars Upholstery
“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
“A large vintage neon sign in the master bathroom adds nostalgia to the space.”
Custom Neon Sign: Throwback Designs | Locker-room Iron Cabinet: Emonili
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
In the antler bedroom, built-in shelving display collected antiques and create a cozy nook for the inviting bed.
Bench by Mortise & Tenon.
The gray bedroom features a wood statement wall paired with modern sconces and soft bedding.
Implementing a unique blend of rustic, modern and industrial design elements, Antonio created a dynamic inviting home perfect for a dream vacation.