Interior Info:
Designer Kerry Whitaker of Lifestyle Design combined the owner's chosen theme of "America's National Parks" with his desire for continuity in each room of "OutaSpace".

Kerry started the project by reading about cabins, especially books by rustic expert and author Ralph Kylloe, and made sure to integrate his suggestions for what "makes" a log cabin's interior. Cowhide, buckskin, Native American blankets and feather trims, reclaimed wood, suede, leather, and plaid and flannel shirt-like material for draperies and pillows are sprinkled throughout the home. The OutaSpace "stag and stars" logo, created by graphic artist Ben Rupp, pops up consistently as well, from the entryway rug, white sheets in each of the bedrooms, and engraved rock at the driveway entrance, to the napkins, towels, shower curtains, bathrobes, and notepads.

As designer, she chose all of the appliances, lighting fixtures, flooring, paint color, draperies, area rugs, furniture, and ceilings, as well as the pots, pans and dishes for the kitchen. She also made sense of Morris's extensive art collection by coordinating matching frames throughout the house, particularly for Morris's Norman Rockwell collection hanging in the home's three stairwells.

OutaSpace Kitchen cabinets are Appalachian maple harvested from Old Fort, NC, and are stained with a water-based agent; the butcher block top is Carolina cherry.

The rooms in OutaSpace were named after individual national and state parks (chosen by the owner's children), and the interior of each reflects a corresponding park theme. Everything from the drapes, carpets and photography, to the furniture and bed linens, were purchased from vendors local to Black Mountain/Asheville, NC.
  • The Grand Canyon -bedroom
  • Bear Tooth - bedroom
  • Grand Teton - bedroom
  • Bad Lands - bedroom
  • Yellowstone - master
  • Crazy Horse - bedroom
  • Smoky Mountain- study
  • MT. Mitchell - fitness center
All rooms open to shaded decks and patios, allowing the use of natural light and ventilation, reduced heat load and ceiling fans.