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The Raven

{the journey}


Here's our visual depiction of the transformation:




{concept}


Adjacent to'The Rose' is it's sister cabin, 'The Raven'. Separate from the main lodge, both cabins serve as a little private oasis within the property, each with a private porch overlooking the mountainscape.

Taking a darker turn, the second cabin to the left of the main lodge was inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's poem 'The Raven', which this cabin is directly named after. It's masculine and mysterious with a touch of magic and mood. Read an excerpt from the original poem below and scroll down to take a look at the cabin's transformation.




But the Raven still beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore— What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

The Raven Edgar Allan Poe

1809-1849

{before}





{process}






While we still have a few more things to do and details to add to finalize the design, this post features a work in progress.


The cabin was charming "as is" but after almost a decade of heavy use, the furniture needed some refreshing. First, to brighten the space and create visual contrast, we painted the walls white allowing the natural light to flow through the room. We painted the wainscoting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Athenian Black - doing so helped highlight the beautifully crafted, natural wood ceiling and enhance the existing architecture of the room. What we love about the Simply White walls and Athenian Black trim is that it's fresh but maintains the rustic vibe.



We upgraded the bed to a plush, King pillow top which invites you to sink into a deep sleep. The new overhead fixtures are gorgeous hand-rubbed brass flush mounts with bronze and black detailing and a linen diffuser for mood lighting. We commissioned artist Marie Saint Victor to create a Raven-inspired black lava rock Mala for the wall, which we framed in an acrylic shadow box. We hand painted the wall with a feather-like stencil to mimic a wing.


We opted for some grand grey high back armchairs in the reading nook, pops of gold and teal in the accent pillow selection, and hand selected artwork to carry through the concept.


The Raven cabin sleeps two and has its own private deck with seating for meals or leisure. There's a curated album collection and a record player, a writing desk and chair, a gas fireplace, an oversized soaking tub, and the best vibes! Street artist, teofilo, painted a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe that creates major drama in the powder room.



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Follow along for more updated at our hotel in Tannersville! We hope you enjoy seeing the Before and After pics as much as we do. Come visit us at Hotel Mountain Brook in the Catskills to experience the vibe yourself.

Thanks for reading,

Azie






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