Jul 19, 2016
One family's vision becomes a rustic retreat among the treetops
Blogger Lynne Knowlton envisions a grown-up tree house made of reclaimed barnboard.
Hammock chairSource: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home
Homeowner Lynne Knowlton says the porch’s hammock chair is one of the tree house’s most popular spots. “It’s a nice place to simply enjoy the surroundings all day long,” she says.
KitchenSource: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home
In the kitchenette, details like the live-edge countertops and row of untreated wood cabinets reinforce the treetop setting in an authentic yet decorative way. To maximize storage, the island features open shelves on one side for keeping small appliances within easy reach.
Living roomSource: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home
The living area reflects Lynne’s design brief of natural wood paired with white accents. The daybed can sleep two additional guests. Accessories – finds from garage sales and antiques stores – placed directly on the exposed framing give the space a finished feel while maintaining the rustic look.