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Interior Designer Tracy Svendsen

Hello and welcome! I’m Tracy Svendsen and I’m an interior designer and the editor for Canadian Log Homes. My goal is to connect readers to the latest and most beautiful trends in home design. Enjoy!

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Canadian Log Homes features a wide variety of cabin and rustic decor.  View our large collection of rustic bedding, lighting, log home furniture and cabin decor…[view more]

Rustic Design Decorating Tips

Browse through a collection of articles and photos featuring rustic design ideas, from rustic kitchens and bedrooms to how to decorate your log cabin… [view more]

Decorating with Color & Texture

Decorating with Natural Elements

Spring is officially here, and as the colors outside begin to change from cool tones and shades of gray, transitioning to sunny blooms and vibrant shades of green, our interiors can also use an uplifting Spring home refresh to reflect the season.

In this article, I thought I’d cover the 2017 design trend of using nature as an inspiration in design, which goes hand in hand with introducing a new color palette with fresh flowers, plants and organic accessories.

Everything now is about incorporating raw textures and natural artisanal elements with a healthy dose of color rather than the shiny and refined look of the past. The vibe is more organic – think of raw wood, natural textures such as linen and indoor gardens which have become popular in contemporary architecture. Expect to see all shades of green in lively, organic and rich shades used in small doses and in larger upholstered pieces…[Read More]

Rustic Lodges, Wilderness Resorts & Log Vacation Homes & Cabins

Rustic Resorts, Log Cabins & Wilderness Resorts

As I am in the process of the interior design of a mountain ski resort, I thought I’d dedicate a section of my blog to feature the best in rustic lodges, outdoor adventure travel and top wilderness retreats, including Emerald Lake Lodge (image above)…[Read More]

Country Decorating Ideas

Country Design Ideas

Country decorating is characterized as casual, comfortable and cozy, incorporating vintage accessories, handcrafted furniture, and an eclectic mix of fabrics, textures and treasured possessions. Embrace country charm and take a tour of a few of my favorite country interiors with a homespun style…[Read More]

Coastal Decorating Ideas

Coastal Design Ideas

There are many approaches one can take in decorating their log home aside from taking a traditional rustic or western approach. Coastal decorating is another great option that works well in rustic style construction. A coastal look can easily be achieved by incorporating a sandy palette, gentle hues of blues and greens with whitewashed accents. Nothing says “coastal living” quite like an open living room, over sized sofas, nautical stripes and sea inspired accents such as ropes, sailboats and sea-side prints.

Designed by Muskoka Living Interiors designer Cory DeFrancisco, the following homes are effortlessly coastal and chic, and combine a stunning neutral palette with white and hues of blue that would also work well in a log home interior. Bring coastal style to your living room with these inspirational design ideas, whether you’re by the sea or not…[Read More]

Rustic Industrial Decor

Rustic Industrial Design

Against a backdrop of red brick, a tufted leather sofa is illuminated by the glow of exposed bulbs on a black iron chandelier. Just your average industrial home, right? Wrong! On an adjacent wall, a black and white painting of horses stands above the reclaimed wood of a rustic credenza and a pair of gray linen armchairs are accented with furry throw pillows. Pulling from the equestrian side of farmhouse living and combining it with the urban materials we love, this rustic industrial style is what we’ve been waiting for. Add geared accents with horse décor to shelves made from weathered wood and steel, and keep silhouettes neat with safari style chairs and clean-lined credenzas. A raw look that works in both the country and the city, this aesthetic is ideal for any home with an edge…[Read More]


  • Rustic Interior Design Styles

Rustic Interior Design Styles

Rustic Interior Design Styles
Rustic interiors evoke a simpler time and provide a sense of connection to the past that’s hard to resist. Although it’s quite common to blend different elements of each of the rustic styles […]

  • Modern Mountain Home

Modern Mountain Home

Modern Mountain Home Tour
This modern mountain home, designed by Studio McGee, is warm, luxe and inviting. Located just outside of Park City, the garage opens up to snowmobile trails, plenty of wildlife and wide open […]

  • Rustic Decorating Ideas for Spring

Rustic Spring Decorating Ideas

Rustic Spring Decorating Ideas
Spring Home Refresh with Elements of Nature

Spring is officially here, and as the colors outside begin to change from cool tones and shades of gray, transitioning to sunny blooms and vibrant shades […]

  • Rustic Style Decor

Rustic Style Decor

Keep it cozy with rustic style decor. Bring in the rustic comfort of a mountain vista to your home with hand-distressed finishes, natural cowhide and updated lodge furnishings.  Rustic style is about incorporating natural textiles, […]

  • Country Decorating Ideas

Country Decorating Ideas

  • Coastal Decorating Ideas

Coastal Decorating Ideas

Stunning Log Homes

I’ve put together a few images of stunning log homes for design inspiration. The first series is a home built by Sitka Log Homes. Sitka specializes in custom log homes, timber frame and hybrid construction from small log cabins and family homes to large log and timber frame resorts. Their work is phenomenal, and I absolutely love the interior design with it’s lovely rustic decor…[read more]

House & Home

Anthropologie House and Home has made it’s debut, and it is fabulous! I have always loved Anthropologie’s clothing line, and their home decor has the same wonderful, eclectic and unique approach to design. For romantics, optimists and artists alike, their standalone journal makes its debut with over 700 new styles. Find a stunning selection of rustic decor, mirrors, wallpaper, candles, furniture, sofas, garden & outdoor decor, storage, bedding, window treatments and much more…[read more]

Rustic Decor Fall

My favorite time of the year is Autumn. I love the colors associated with fall,  both in fashion and home decor. This morning there was a definite chill in the air, and it inspired me to sit down and work with images that represented the glorious warm tones associated with the upcoming season. Rustic design is a state of mind. It’s being inspired by the natural world and the past: raw woods, natural textiles and salvaged items. Rustic style highlights natural beauty and a rugged, resilient spirit….[read more]

Kids Cabin Bedroom

One of my favorite themes for a little boy’s room is the log cabin kids rustic bedroom theme. This was the choice of my son, Dakota, and we had a lot of fun achieving the “lodge” look for his room. What I liked best about it was that it was suitable for a young boy, but works just as well for an older boy. There is a lot of room for creativity with a rustic style theme room. Lots of boys like to camp out, go hiking, fish and explore the outdoors. The room can be created to feel like your child is experiencing a wilderness adventure every night! Some design tips and suggestions are as follows….[read more]

Little Cowgirl Bedroom

What little girl wouldn’t adore a magical room filled with horses and ponies? A cowgirl bedroom theme is simple to create, and the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect theme for a room to dream, play and grow in for girls who love horses and the outdoors. This design can easily be achieved through several different approaches. One by incorporating the look and feel of the old west with a rustic flare, or by creating an environment that lends itself to soft pastels, pastures, meadows, butterflies, flowers, and whimsical objects depicting a farm- like atmosphere….[read more]

Little Cowboy Bedroom

Creating a room with a cowboy theme can be a lot of fun, and there are so many options available. Many little boys love the old west and horses and would love to have a cowboy theme bedroom. I have provided several tips on how to create a unique cowboy and western theme design.
I find the easiest way to begin is by choosing the bedding. There are many western and cowboy comforter and quilt sets available, full of horses, cowboys, and rodeo scenes. Denim bedding sets also go well with the rugged look. You can team up the denim bedding, or any solid color bedding….[read more]

Southwestern Style Design

If you remember howling coyotes, twisted barbed wire wall plaques and everything from garden ornaments to bookends adorned with ranch brands or Texas stars, you may have shied away from Western and Southwestern decor and decorating styles. But the days of “Wild West” décor have pretty much gone the way of parading ducks and Sunflower Sue as decor staples. Thankfully!

Today’s trends are toward honest, individualistic, and easy-to-live-with. Style today doesn’t subscribe to a formula. The West and Southwest have not disappeared from the scene. If anything, today’s style brings fresh good looks, mix-and-match capabilities and the widespread appeal of sprawling land, blue skies, towering pines, and majestic vistas. You will find a wide variety of options for furnishing and decorating personalized, comfortable and appealing interiors.

Twenty-first-century style Western style is glamorous, upbeat, refined, colorful, comfortable and anything but kitschy! It’s a look we wholly embrace, and there’s enough variety to accommodate a wide world of preferences…[read more]

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If Western Decor is more your style has a great selection of western bedding and home decor to choose from.