If we were to add an 11th rule to the ‘Top Ten Rules to Living in Sin’ it might be to never go camping. Perhaps we have finally become too urbane, but the concept of sleeping in the woods under what amounts to a tablecloth has never appealed to us. Not to mention going without life’s little essentials like gilded mirrors, crystal goblets and FLOORS, CEILINGS & WALLS!
Now a tree house is an entirely different concept. A well designed tree house can be whimsical, rustic and elegant all at the same time. Full of pagan sensibilities, these dwellings are a blending of nature and habitation with neither destroyed in the process.
We fell in love with this splendid creation the moment we saw it featured in Peter Nelson’s book ‘Treehouses of The World’. Looking as if conjured from the pages of a fairy tale book, it is our hope that it houses a wicked witch, evil hermit or a pack of demented elves.
If you are not yet convinced to venture too far outdoors, then why not bring the nature to you. This sublime room was designed the great Renzo Mongiardino. The room brings to mind dining in a forest clearing, complete with a 18th century Venetian glass chandelier, stenciled Persian carpet and red velvet upholstered dining chairs.
May this night carry my will
and may these old mountains
forever remember this night.
May the forest whisper my name
and may the storm bring these words
to the end of all worlds.
(“Alsvartr (The Oath)” by Emperor)