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I don’t really believe in design rules, per se, but something that I think is a good idea is to be sure you have enough contrast in your rooms. One easy way to do this in your dining space is to be sure your table and chairs aren’t the same tone. Here are some dining areas that show that kind of contrast:

Great materials here. | japanesetrash.com

More terrific texture. | japanesetrash.com

Simple MCM style. | japanesetrash.com

Amazing woods against a dark wall. | japanesetrash.com

Graphic simplicity. | japanesetrash.com

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So you don’t have a cabin but you’ve got fever for cabin style–here are some ideas for bringing a bit of the woodsy feeling of a cabin into your home:

Great White MCM

A bit of "Great White Mid-century Modern" in Singapore. | japanesetrash.com

This glimpse of a Singapore apartment includes some surprising nods to the Great White North, with a healthy dose of mid-century modern mixed in. The patchwork cover on a reproduction Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Side Chair is an interesting touch, but my eye is on that great Canada-map-becomes-elk print in the background:

"Elk White" by Martin Bunyi | japanesetrash.com

“Elk White” by Martin Bunyi.

Look & Feel

Get the cabin feeling with this flooring. | japanesetrash.com

Get the feeling of an authentic hand-made wood floor with this amazing flooring product.

Stumped

Natural tree stump side table from West Elm. | japanesetrash.com

Consider adding cabin style via these natural tree stump side tables from West Elm.

Get Stoned

Impressive stone shower. | japanesetrash.com

Let’s not forget the cabin style appeal of stone — this stone lined shower is impressive!

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