Gorgeous blue skies. Literal roaming buffalo. (Or bison, as our 3 year old companion informed me). Incredible rock formations. Still and silent lakes. I generally don't share much in the way of family photos, but, I mean, come on:
In the Black Hills, we stayed in a cabin in Sylvan Lake in Custer National Park (last two, above), perhaps one of the lovelier places I have been. In a way, I appreciated the thought that went in to the decor, with ropes lining the open beams in the living room ceiling, sofas upholstered in western-look blankets, and distressed faux-leather bedskirts in the bedrooms.
But I would love to see my lake decor just a bit more sophisticated.
I was thinking something more like this.
I like how the shapes of the lighting and occasional chair sort of reference the use of antlers in design without actually going there. The West Elm rug is a take on Navajo blankets, in totally current colors. And I love a pair of gorgeous Native American portraits, so much better than some cheesy Western landscapes but still referencing the place in a meaningful way.
So. Am I the only one mentally redecorating the lodgings when I travel?