Camp Nostalgia Makes a Stake at Home

Due in part to Wes Anderson’s latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom, rustic outdoorsy objects from the past have found their way into insides of all descriptions. Not only do things typically intended for outdoor use aid to give a room a URL into the organic world, but they are also strong and hard wearing. Many people love this nostalgic idea of camping, because it suggests entering the unknown and the unusual, yet all of it feels completely comfortable.

Lisa Sorgini

A classic picnic table design on natural plank flooring makes the ideal match for this kitchen. The look has all the texture of a scout’s mess hall — without the mess.

Ken Levenson Architect P.C.

Camp elements can ground even the most tasteful interiors: Stack logs by the fireplace and throw sheepskins in your chairs to invoke that slow, simple calm of the outside.

Marcus Gleysteen Architects

Or go a little farther: The rough-hewn columns on either side of the fireplace give the impression of two tree trunks climbing out of the ground. We see very few straight lines in nature, and playing this in architectural elements (and at the art, centered) can subconsciously relax your eyes and head.

Create new uses for stuff. This rugged tarp headboard evokes the cloth used for tents (from the days before nylon). The blanket on your bed looks like someone snagged it out of a bunk house, yet the whole room feels clean and comfortable.

Ira Lippke

A unfitted kitchen would be the ultimate for unfussy food preparation. Keeping out everything and open in chaos feels just like home to people’s antithesis. However, for people who adore it, it offers that same quality of life that camping does.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

A gorgeous reimagining of a snowshoe for a mirror in this woodsy bathroom demonstrates that bringing the outside in can look clean and complicated.

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