Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, surrounded by old-growth redwoods, this dreamy home is a spiritual sanctuary for a creative couple.

The wood flooring is sustainably sourced windfall maple from Heritage Salvage.

Interior designer Eva Holbrook and artist Jamie Williams purchased their cabin for the vibe. Surrounded by lush forest and located just 15 minutes from the beach, it’s the perfect setting for a retreat that doubles as their main residence. Their goal was to develop the property into a space that would allow them—and visitors—to “disconnect from civilization, breathe in the fresh air, and rejuvenate on a cellular level,” explains Eva.

In designing the space, Eva and Jamie were all about bringing the outdoors in—hence they incorporated lots of wood and reclaimed materials. The living room sofa and chair are from Article.

In designing the space, Eva and Jamie were all about bringing the outdoors in—hence they incorporated lots of wood and reclaimed materials. The living room sofa and chair are from Article.

Margaret Austin Photography 

The wood flooring is sustainably sourced windfall maple from Heritage Salvage.

The wood flooring is sustainably sourced windfall maple from Heritage Salvage.

Margaret Austin Photography

Eva is a lead designer for the luxury home staging firm Bella Casa SF, and she’s well-versed in revamping a space—although she also spends much of her time dancing, studying Zen Buddhism, and practicing tea ceremonies. Her partner, Jamie is a professional painter, a surfer, and in the past few years has been studying with the Yawanawá, an indigenous tribe in the Amazon of Brazil. Their “Bonny Doon Forest Temple” was created with healing in mind, and the two worked together to give the home’s “great bones” some extra TLC.

Eva and Jamie incorporated as many organic products as possible—including Coyuchi sheets and Avocado Organic mattresses.

Eva and Jamie incorporated as many organic products as possible—including Coyuchi sheets and Avocado Organic mattresses.

Margaret Austin Photography

See the full story on Dwell.com: Two Creatives Carve Out a Blissful Home in a California Redwood Forest