There are log cabins and there are log cabins. Then there’s Aaron Paul’s log cabin in Idaho.
the Better Call Saul The actor and full-time Emmett native lives in Los Feliz, LA with his wife Lauren, their daughter Story Annabelle, and son Rayden Caspian. But when they can, the family of four loves to escape to McCall, Idaho, for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
And with the help of the Pearson Design Group, they built the perfect getaway there: an elegant five-bedroom cottage with sophisticated décor and a cabin-back lot on five acres on the shores of Payette Lake. Yes, the Loch Payette, famous for its Loch Ness monster.
The interiors are remarkable. Designed by one Houses and gardensMy favourite, Jake Arnold, whose clients include John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and known for his use of raw materials, natural textures and muted color schemes, are the ultimate in frontier cabin style. We take the ride.
The living room, dominated by a massive Montana mossy rock fireplace rumored to weigh 13 tons, is made for socializing—by design: The couple likes to entertain friends and family at the cabin.
“This has been a painstaking job of nearly four years working from A to Z on every last detail of this dreamy cabin getaway with these incredibly creative and beautiful human beings,” Jake Arnold says on his Instagram. “I am so humbled and grateful for this experience, an experience that I have dreamed of ever since I learned what it means to be a designer.”
Jake feels really proud: the house blends beautifully with its surroundings thanks to its clever use of natural materials. Aside from the stone, wood is also heavily featured, with reclaimed Wisconsin wood forming the rafters of the living room’s ceiling. Both intentionally connect Paul to the external natural world.
Aaron Paul describes himself as an architecture and design geek, but there’s more to this home than just subtle design. The house he calls “Camp Pretty Bird” is close to where his grandparents lived, so when he visits from Los Angeles, he’s also taking a nostalgic trip back to his childhood.
Jake Arnold deliberately used a light touch with the interiors, keeping the integrity of the log cabin style, but infusing the space with a more sophisticated appeal, using handcrafted, bespoke pieces alongside sleek, contemporary furniture, as seen in the kitchen (above). ), with its concrete surfaces and roof beams, displaying evidence of ax marks.
The dining room continues this mix of hand-carved classics and contemporary
“When choosing the materials and palette for the home, we wanted to incorporate stucco with Montana rock and reclaimed clad ceilings and walls to keep the spaces more edited and with a more subtle touch,” says Arnold.
The dining room table (above) contrasts beautifully with ceramic pendant lights from Natalie Page for BDDW; Available in Visual Comfort.
A “dream hallway,” is how Jake Arnold describes this transitional space (above), and it’s a perfect example of his approach to design: a simple yet layered back, textured yet neutral. But don’t let the modesty of the design fool you: the house has heated concrete floors, keeping it warm, even in the depths of winter.
Finally, to the guest suite bedroom (above), which, like the other spaces, uses fabrics like faux fur for comfort and linen for the curtains. dreamy.
You can purchase the Jake Arnold/Paul family skin with these purchases below.
Semi-sheer linen curtains
From $72.99 a pair
Available in a range of sizes and neutral colors, these curtains will gently filter light into your room, much like Pauls curtains.
This large handwoven banana leaf storage basket comes in three sizes, from medium to 13.8 inches in diameter. x 14.76 in. L.
Brunello Cucinelli blanket
This pretty fringed and striped cashmere blanket is a luxurious buy that adds an elegant cabin-chic feel. It measures 77.2 inches x 58.7 inches.