Monday, August 18, 2008

At my cabin, you can also let your freak flag fly

We're home from a week at a beautiful lake in New Hampshire. Lots of swimming and boating and relaxing...

These are some of the cabins on the property where we vacationed. Some relatives stayed in one of them. My family opted for a bit more room and rented a larger cabin elsewhere on the property that was recently renovated.

The decor in the smaller cabins is definitely rustic. Our rental had the benefit of things like a microwave... Sheetrock... insulation.

I thought I'd show you the photo of the outside of the cabins because that's exactly how I would decorate them if I owned them.

I love the full and well-tended flower boxes and flags and lawn chairs and view of the lake.

The owner, however, did a few things I would not. She nixed the kids' using sidewalk chalk on the driveway and asked us to stash the beach towels that we had drying on a deck railing because she didn't want to look at them.

I mention this not because it infringed on our good time, but to point out something I really believe about good design. Beautiful, comfortable and inviting spaces enhance our quality of life.

But we don't live inside postcards. Sometimes things get a little messy, especially when you're having a good time. And, as far as I'm concerned, the best-designed spaces are the ones that leave room for a little fun.

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10 comments:

Marie said...

Wow. The owner was a tough cookie. No towels on the railing? No side walk chalk?? The cabins DO look beautiful though. And tiny! :o)

Stacey said...

I agree...but those cabins look so inviting!

a day in the life of bella said...

Guess she doesn't care if she ruffles her customer's feathers, eh? I bet no one can walk on her grass, either! Stick in the mud!

It looks like a beautiful place to visit though :)

Bella

Monday through Sunday said...

I agree! I love the flags and the picture..looks so wonderful!!

Nancy Hood said...

I so totally agree. What happiness is brought with perfection?

Kimba said...

I couldn't agree more. What's the point of having something that looks good but can't be enjoyed. Life gets messy sometimes. May as well enjoy it.

Hope you had a great vacation.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Amen!!
-Carrie

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The Inept Aspirant said...

I live on the NH border so I was wondering where this is located? Don't worry, I won't tell them you blogged about them! lol

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