This ’70s Boho Cabin Escape Is Nestled in the California Redwoods
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Name: Nancy Revis
Location: Forestville, California
Type of home: Cabin
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our cabin is 100 years old and nestled in the Redwoods, near the Russian River in Forestville, California. We recently purchased it and are are slowly improving it, yet keeping the charm as best as possible. It’s our second home and weekend getaway.
I was born in the early ’70s, so I LOVE the ’70s style. In the main cabin, I am decorating in boho chic, and in my studio beside it, it is more of a ’70s retro den. I have been decorating by upcycling off Facebook Marketplace or recovering furniture I have owned for over 20 years. I have been collecting ’70s art, decoupage, embroidered art, alpaca rugs.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: ’70s Boho Cabin Escape
What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the studio. It’s like a ’70s disco room. Eventually, I will be putting in a disco ball. But, I love every room, really. Each bedroom is fun and is a work of art every weekend that we are able to enjoy it.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I have mostly purchased on FB Marketplace, Poshmark, or had local upholsterers recover furniture I purchased years ago. I recently recovered an ottoman by using a Serape blanket, a staple gun, and whip stitching the sides in thick turquoise thread.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Try and make each wall or corner an art piece. I own a funky high-end optical shop in Petaluma, California, and I recreate each area of my shop almost quarterly. I redress my display windows every month. I am that person that demands change and stimulation. I am fueled by nostalgia.
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