We've admired tree-stump stools with painted tops before (see DIY: Garden Stools); we also like these side tables made from felled logs, with exteriors painted glossy white. Designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf came up with the idea for a project in Provence.
The Forest House Design - The interiors of the house are done using lighter color wood. As a result forest house looks bright and cheerful. Living area has large glass windows that allow natural light and view.