Friday, August 7, 2009

Rustic Architecture

Came across this pleasant bedroom in Southern Accents . I am addicted to 'green' - especially in bedrooms. This home is a lake-side retreat in Alabama.

I could not find any info on the fabrics or where the items in the bedroom were purchased - but this room could be duplicated fairly inexpensively. ........With the matchstick blinds (Target) ...........and drop cloth drapes could be hung, instead of fabric. .........A cotton blanket could be used for the spread. Our family has too many allergies to add the dust-catcher awning above the bed - so eliminating the awning would be a money saver!

The architect for this home was Bill Ingram in Birmingham (Alabama not UK). He has designed several homes in the southeast - most of them vacation homes like this one. This "farm house" shown on his website is absolutely perfect. Wish I had color picts to show you.

It is apparently in Alabama - on the crest of a small ridge or mountain.

The "farm house" appears to have been designed with the Civilian Conservation Corps in mind, or possibly a 1930's camp lodge. The small window panes - and LOTS of them, along with the use of cedar shingles and large timbers for posts harken back to the early 1900's (1900-1940) when "parkitecture" or rustic architecture was prevalent along lakes and in national and state parks, in the U.S. This rustic architecture involved local resources - wood, stone - and often included 'craftsman' or 'arts and crafts' detailing.
(above photos: Bill Ingram Architect)

The Lake Lodge in Yellowstone had a similar design.
YES, Mama -I am posting MORE vacation photos ! Calm down, calm down!
front facade
main lobby

front porch rockers in rocking chairs

(For you die-hard architect types - Robert Reamer (Old Faithful Inn) also designed this lodge between 1910 and 1920.)

(The portico has been removed since this postcard was published.)

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Anonymous said...

I can see why your hooked. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love the first photo. That green is a favorite of mine too.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I absolutely love that bedroom! So serene!!


JanMary said...

Beautiful bedroom, very restful!

Hi from N Ireland.

Fifi Flowers said...

That bedroom is FAB!!! Soooo sad that Southern Accents is gone... le sigh!

Tricia Anne said...

Those are beautiful pictures. The architecture is fantastic! Thank you for sharing! :o)
I don't know what it is, but lately I am being drawn to greens, still blues and reds too, but I am putting a quilt together and having to break up the greens, because I keep adding different green patterns. :o) I was not setting out to make a green quilt. :o)
Happy Friday.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Terry said...

Thanks for showing us Bill Ingram's stuff. His stuff is more lodge size than cottage size. I enjoy the non-fussy look, where age and use makes it look even better.

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