Adirondack style

A few weeks ago, my hubby and I ventured out to Lake Placid, New York for the weekend.  While there, I couldn’t help but notice the Adirondack style of homes and decorating.

I took photos of some of the homes that caught my attention.


This one had such an unusual colour scheme it caught my attention right away.  Still not sure if I could live with it.


The insets on the garage doors are made from birch bark, which we saw used extensively in the entire area.


Lots of natural cedar with dark green as an accent colour.


This front door caught my husband’s attention right away.


 Natural wood with black accents is also a favourite.

A stunning yard and dock along Mirror Lake with of course, some Adirondack chairs!


This charming church was near our hotel and I just fell in love with it. Here it is from a distance.


And a close up, it actually has slate tiles on its’ roof, you can see them on the steeple.  I wonder how long they last and how they are installed?  And I adore the red door.


Our hotel, the Crowne Plaza had a beautiful lobby area with a huge stone fireplace.


You can see the Adirondack style here very well, lots of natural or light coloured wood, stone, distressed leather, black rod iron, all accessorized with natural elements, ram’s head (sorry…ram), woven baskets, wood snow shoes, pumpkins and mums.  Speaking of animal heads, we did a little antiquing and there were….ahem…stuffed animal and their parts everywhere…hubby tried to convince me that our cottage needed a little something, something….and I know it is the perfect place for one, but I just can’t do it.

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This is a light fixture from Milano’s, an Italian restaurant on the main street in Lake Placid.  This recessed area has pot lights and these natural pieces of birch are hanging by hooks. Such an interesting and inexpensive way to bring some Adirondack style in.

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And above a quick snap from our shopping excursion, showing Adirondack interior styling with light wicker, baskets, and a sofa piled high with lots of rug-like pillows with rustic trims.

One last picture showing the beauty of the surrounding area.

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Mary Anne BorderMary Anne says: “I love Adirondack style.  It is so comfortable and cosy, and not at all fussy.  Beautiful shots Lisa, and don’t let Rick talk you into a stuffed animal part for your log home!”


Maureen borderMaureen says: “Very interesting how the landscape of a region often dictates the architecture seen there….also seen in Cape Cod as well.  Would love a tour of these homes.  BTW, we have two moose racks and a beautiful stuffed fish in our log cottage… about conversation pieces.”

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