Now this is what we mean by inspiration! This image from the Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondacks shows that it’s all in the details and finishing touches. From pack baskets on the mantle to rough log furniture, duck decoys, antler lamps, overstuffed furniture with patterned pillows and wool blankets and throws, Adirondack style is rustic, but with a focus on warmth and comfort.
Our favorite authority on the subject, Ann Stillman O’Leary,who wrote Adirondack Style, has this to say about the accessories that are so essential to authentic camp decor:
“Small decorative elements count, and without them a room is a shell of what it could be. This is where most camp owners lose interest and falter, and interior spaces take on the aura of a hotel room. Although it takes time for the new homeowner to build collections, getting started is relatively easy. Buying new pieces that have been “worked over” to appear old lacks imagination, and the rooms will show it.”
So that’s why we’re here. Over the past 15 years, we’ve spent the time to do the collecting and curating of the authentic rustic decor items to help you finish your cabin or log home. And we’re adding to our selection every day. We don’t and won’t buy reproductions, unless it’s something like recast Frederic Remington bronzes, the originals of which cost $75,000 or more. But most of the time, it’s the old, well-used items that have stood the test of time that catch our eye and that we offer at vintageadirondack.com. Enjoy!