Home Tour: Step Inside This Photographer’s Modern California Cabin Retreat

Photographer and stylist Caitlin Atkinson sure hit gold when she converted this 750-square-foot barn into her Sierra Nevada foothills dream cabin. A mix of handmade goods, Craigslist finds and plant life lends lots of color and life in this relaxing abode.


A simple dining room table topped with vases by Frances Palmer is warmed up with painted chairs and a striped rug under foot. We love the added pops of color that come from a statement bookshelf loaded up with Atkinson's favorite reads. Want a new book to add to your collection? Check out her gorgeous photography in Air Plants: The Curious World of Tilliandsias.


Creating a modern farmhouse kitchen, Atkinson went with Ikea counters and cabinets but installed the heath tile herself. How crafty!


A wood burning stove adds rustic charm and is a necessity for the chilly nights of the Sierra Nevadas.


With a coffee table made by one of her friends, the living room has a mid-century modern feel to it. Neutral colors and reclaimed branches (hosting air plants, of course!) add to the warm desert-y feel.


Claiming the only door in the home, the bathroom is bright white but has a relaxing indoor-outdoor feel thanks to the window and plants.


A Coral & Tusk feather-embroidered pillow is the perfect centerpiece to a neutral bed featuring a rusty-hued linen bedspread.


Caitlin Atkinson in the entryway to her cozy-modern home.


Salvaging the cedar siding, she kept the old-barn-in-the-woods feel. Doesn't it make you want a cup of hot cocoa?

All photos by Caitlin Atkinson

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