That, to many folks, typifies log homes conveys a ranch-house mood. Think the Ponderosa, with the Cartwright clan chowing down after a hard day of riding the range. But update that image; rustic has an elegant side, too, which savvy decorators can make stand out. Here, upholstered twig chairs harmonize with a rough but roomy table, set atop sawhorses. Come and get it!
High ceilings open rooms vertically, so you’re welcome to emphasize the height by installing tall windows and big log columns to define your dining space. Designed right, it feels cozier than its square footage implies.