A-Frame Life

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Growing up on a resort lake with twenty-one year round residents, but thousands of weekenders who flood the lake and live in the more the hundreds of lakefront cabins that are empty most of the year, I am very familiar with A-frames. Lots of people bought A-Frame kits or pre-made A-Frames, much faster than the old-fashioned bungalow style cabins that signal older homes on the lake. This A-Frame from Barnesworth Anubis has an advantage over many of the lake front cabins as the ceiling rests on a short bit of vertical wall. The A-frames on the lake often did not have that bonus, which often meant a lot of space behind the couch when it was shoved against the wall and sometimes a clunk on your head. A-frame weekenders almost never came for winter ice-fishing, their cabins hard to heat with what heat they had rising to the ceiling and escaping from the lakefront windows. But they sure are pretty when you’re out in the canoe late at night, all the light from their wall of windows facing the lake, so bright and illuminated in contrast to the smaller windows on the bungalows. Kind of like big jewels in a necklace of smaller stones.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

A-frame homes are very open plan. After all, walls interfere with the loft of those high ceilings. Here a rug and the Scarlet Creative Venice couch back serve to mark space for dining from space for lounging.  Lots of plants along the windows are a requirement when you have that kind of window exposure. Otherwise, you would be wasting the sunshine, wouldn’t you?


One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

The couches are from Scarlet Creative and have different seating depending in the left and the right versions. The RH Izayoi Rug was actually much larger, but I modified it to help define the space without walls.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

There’s a nice latte from Sweet Thing and a frappe from Tres Blah on the coffee table along with a Tres Blah tablet. You can find them at The Arcade. You know this cabin is not on the lake where I grew up because the nearest place to buy a frappe is 55 miles away. No one could drive 55 miles and not drink the whole thing.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Schadenfreude released an adorable doll house bookshelf at Collabor88. Meanwhile, at The Arcade, there’s this fabulous side chair from Fancy Decor and desk chair from Tarte. The desk is from floorplan, an older item I had in storage.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Vespertine’s Bibliophile Bookends is one of my favorite things at The Arcade. I love whimsical things like this, especially ones that feature book. In the background, there’s a lovely vase from Aria, also from The Arcade.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

I don’t like lots of clutter on my desk, but it accumulates no matter what I do.

  • Amala – Antique Jug of Flowers – White @ The Arcade
  • Apple Fall Venetian Oil in Gilt Frame – modified – changing the photo in the frame
  • Aria Summer Moved On- Radiator, Vase with Carnations, Laptop Rose,  @ The Arcade
  • Barnesworth Anubis A-Frame @ Collabor88
  • Fancy Decor, Ramses Armchair, Bookends @ The Arcade
  • floorplan office desk – white
  • junk maggie’s Patio Chair @ The Arcade
  • Kitty Cats – Cat
  • Lame Maven’s Rug, Dining Table, Chairs
  • Le Primitif Modern Bookshelf, Sideboard Shelf, Modern Bookshelf
  • Mudhoney NOLA Coffee Table Silver
  • Nomad Gustavian Coffee Table
  • RH IZAYOI Rug, Plants Red * Green,  @ The Arcade
  • Sari-Sari Of Cozy Rug  @ The Arcade
  • Scarlet Creative Venise Sofa Blue  @ The Arcade
  • Schadenfreude Light Dollhouse  bookcase  @ Collabor88
  • Soy – Shitamachi Alley Garden Potted Plants and Stands @ The Arcade
  • Sweet Thing. Charon Patisserie Latte (c/m) @ The Arcade
  • tarte Gilmore Chair – pine, desk clutter, @ The Arcade
  • -tres blah- Golden Cage – Tablet @ The Arcade
  • -tres blah- Golden Cage – Frappe @ The Arcade
  • XD Daisies In a Light Blue Milk Jug (mesh)
  • {vespertine} – poetic autumn /  bibliophile bookends 5 COPY @ The Arcade
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