Rachel Van Kluyve is a blogger and designer with a passion for repurposing and decorating on a budget. Her blog, Crate and Cottage, features a gallery of her personal farmhouse renovation projects. BLANCO is thrilled to have partnered with Rachel as she tackled her vacation rental home, appropriately named “Crate and Cabin.” You can read about her project below.
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Here’s the post you’ve all been waiting for. I will first say that this has been a fun and stressful adventure. Everything finished right around the holidays and we worked tirelessly to get everything purchased, moved, and assembled with a few weeks time. I think I’ll remember the utter exhaustion for the rest of my life :). Was it worth it, well I sure hope so. It turned out aesthetically beautiful. I went for a more modern bohemian look with this home. As a designer, I cherish all aspects of design. I told Richard that I could have a house in every style. I think what makes you a successful designer is when you can hear someones wishes and understand enough about each style to bring them to reality even when it is outside of your comfort zone. I have never worked within this modern realm but knew immediately what my vision was.
Our vacation rental, Crate and Cabin is about one and half hours south east of Nashville Tennessee in the small town of Monteagle, TN. Located almost exactly halfway between Nashville and Chatanooga, Monteagle is home to the prestigious university of the south Sewanne University. With beautiful bluff views, walking trails, a private lake, and swimming pool, our cabin is settled on 6 acres in a private gated community. If you are looking for a quick getaway from either large city and desire that secluded mountain solitude, this is your place.
We had the pleasure of working with BLANCO for our beautiful farm house sink. We went with the IKON® 27″ SILGRANIT® Farmhouse Sink in white. This sink is a granite composite and one of its kind. It’s heat resistant up to over 500 degrees and is scratch and stain proof. Yes, sign me up! It has some great accessories too like the cutting board seen below and also a sink grid.
Are you interested to see the full kitchen? Take a look at the video below!
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Here’s your inside peek @crateandcabin Boy did we work hard for three days and cleaned and assembled and decorated almost everything. One of our dreams is to have four running #airbnb homes. Well we are marking one off very soon. We will list in February and are taking one month to enjoy it ourselves! So here, take a peek inside. I have to also thank @delaneyhardware @atlashomewares @blancoamerica1 and @kichlerlighting who provided me with amazing lighting, our kitchen sink, and beautiful hardware! More details to come on those items as we finish. I also want to tag a few ladies here who inspired this style and gave me a vision without even knowing it. @arrowsandbow @maddiegreer @keely.mann @cynthia_harper_ @anitayokota @studiomcgee @theheartandhaven ENJOY!!