Camp style in lieu of project reveal

I was pretty excited to finish the dresser project, put the toys away, and re-set up my living room once again.  Most of this happened, but when it came to taking some photos, I was unhappily sidetracked when I dropped a bottle of olive oil in the kitchen while making dinner.  This baby shattered - I am pretty sure I witnessed a re-enactment of the Big Bang on my kitchen floor... but with oil instead of... whatever the universe is made of... Anyway, I spent over an hour cleaning up and searching on my hands and knees for the teeny shards of glass that are almost invisible but cause inordinate amounts of pain when they end up in your foot.  I was amazed at how far from the crash zone I found the little fragments.

OK wait, don't leave, I promise I will stop talking about olive oil disasters.  Instead I will distract you with this awesome photo of the attic bedroom in a lake house in New Hampshire.  There are so many things I like about it, first and formost the general camp/cottage/cabin* feel to it.  I love the bare joists on the walls, the plywood floor, the mattresses on the floor, the old wool blankets, the maps pinned on the wall.  I love that it was styled with a guitar on the bed and a tray and thermos on the floor.  I immediately can imagine it being a quiet refuge from the world and whatever craziness is happening in the kitchen below (which may or may not involve olive oil).  A dreamy retreat where songs are composed, poems written, and naps taken.  Or perhaps a kids-only zone where secrets are whispered and photos of cute boys are passed back and forth...

What do you think - does this look hold the same romanticism for you, or do you see spider webs, splinters and mildew?

*I read such an interesting article in the Globe about whether it is called a cottage, a camp, or a cabin.  Apparently it depends on what part of Canada you live in.  New Brunswick and Northwestern Ontario say camp, Southern Ontario says cottage, Newfoundland and Victoria BC say cabin.


Photo from Country Living - the rest of the rooms are also amazing.

8 comments:

  1. Hmmm... a tall person sees claustrophobia and a bonk on my head!

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  2. Grace @ sense and simplicitySeptember 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    I would love to spend some time in a cozy room like that. It reminds me of the fun days of my youth and going to the summer cottage and all the freedom that entails. I would take a good book and curl up on the bed for an afternoon - bliss!

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  3. Manitoba - the lake. "We were at the lake for most of the summer."

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  4. I agree with @ff47a61a187fe864a2dffa6b8765bb92:disqus i wouldnt mind spending sometime in a cozy room like that!

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  5. Ah, I have heard that too in Toronto. I like it - I also like "the Lake House".

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  6. I know, it looks like such a cozy escape... :)

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  7. HAHAHA! Alex, you are the best. Always so practical. :D

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  8. I know what you mean - I think I may have actually read somewhere like this at some point - I can almost picture the dust mites floating by me in the sunlight...

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