Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vintage Camp Style

Our favorite family camp in the High Sierra was founded in the 1950s. Like other building projects from the mid-20th century, its vintage style derives from the natural beauty of its mountain surroundings.

The camp's chief design influences are sky, trees, rock, and lake. The major design materials are granite, wood, iron, leather, and woven textiles.

The two major colors in camp--and in the buildings surrounding it--are browns (in the wood, leather, and gently rusting iron) and greens (reflecting the mesquite, pines and redwoods that cover the mountainsides):

It's a beautiful, restful palette, punctuated occasionally by soft reds and faded blues:

Light--the way it pours in through the windows, strikes the granite boulders, and turns the lake a deep, deep blue--plays a major role in the camp's design.


If we were ever to have our own little cabin in the woods, I'd want it to look just like this.

1 comment:

  1. Exquisite photography, Sis....and I envy you being in such a lovely place.



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