We start off this week continuing the Design Camp Series with blogger/designer Michelle Morelan of the wonderful blog A Schematic Life. Michelle is my VERY talented friend who I met last year while visiting Vancouver. Take a look back on my previous feature on some of her work.
Today Michelle is creating for us a wonderful vision for the ultimate camping experience. I think even I might be able to camp here. Take it away Michelle!
Create the Look with these Pieces:
Ralph Lauren: Wing Chair, Picnic Basket, Rattan Chair
Conran: Travel Trunk, Director Chair and Desk
Loll: Red Adorondak
Brent Comber: Stump Tables
Drake: Duffel Bags
Ikea:Solar Pendant Lamp
Dash and Albert: Rug
John Hanly: Throw
A getaway is somewhere without cell phones and computers. It’s about a walk in the woods, some fishing and relaxing with your honey. Most of all it’s about privacy and down time. As kids, we would visit my Aunt Glenna’s cabin in Cape Breton, where their neighbour had reclaimed a red caboose. That’s probably why I think red when I think camping. Also, there is a resort called Clayoquot Wilderness Resort near Tofino, where I grew up, and it’s really luxurious and special (meaning very expensive), providing safari like tents and horse back riding on their private beach. I’m not surprised, then, that this may be my ideal escape.
The look and specifications for this campsite are not too contrived, but a mix of easy going and luxurious; of low and high. I designed it to respond to the site and elements. Mosquito netting, a warm wood stove and a comfy rustic bed keep things from getting too “rough”. I loved this trunk by the Conran Shop, as it reminds me of campaign furniture, long caravans and the romance of travel.
The dining area backs up to a rocky outcrop used for seating and sits next to a brook that serves as background music. An outdoor firepit invites conversation into the late evening moonlight, and of course, houses the flame for the all mighty toasted marshmallow.
The bathroom is an outdoor retreat for two; you can bathe under the stars in an old clawfoot tub and shower after your dip in the stream…I’ve mounted it on the fence; of course, this leaves nothing to the imagination!
Natural in nature…maybe that’s what I should have called this one :) Or Camp Love-a-you-too…OK, getting carried away here.
Thanks Tobi…Happy Camping!!
…come on over and check out the video tutorial featuring the tent interior…it’s the third in my series…