I was chatting earlier about Today's Colour Story (which I post on Facebook and Twitter) being Habitat by Dulux. As I searched the colour and how to relate this shade of green into our homes, I noticed how we transition our homes into our personal escapes......our Habitat's. I know that the colour Habitat is as diverse as the forest it boasts, its natural setting with a spectrum so alive, full and lush-full with greens! We are trying to bring that feeling from the outdoors into our indoor spaces, to create peaceful retreats in our homes. But what if we started to build with thinking these thoughts in reverse? What would be the outcome......yes a TREE HOUSE! Then I started to think about how much I love being outdoors, and when did this design and colour conversation emerge of outdoor and indoor dwelling. Childhood.
As a kid I didn't have a tree house, but my Dad built my sister's and me a doll house - it was BIG! Probably today it would be referred to as a BUNKIE. No kidding it was probably a twelve by fourteen build access by stairs onto a patio, full size door with a crystal knob (my first hardware introduction!), glass windows, and yes full size style day bed. dining space and mini kitchen. It was that escape place, outside yet in. But as I think about it now, I love this idea of being in a outdoor space shelter, being outside the norm of a house, from the whimsy to the romance of it, probably why I am love the 'TREE HOUSE' so why not Tree House thoughts for Tuesday?
So here are living spaces where construction has embraced the true Living Green approach with the Tree House into escapes and everyday living. Some are classic designs, some are just imagination escapes, books and tree napping, as places of sharing, and I imagine amazing places to sky watch, and others touch on modern designs. It is amazing to see such skill and evolution of the Tree House.
Tree Houses are the places of true escape and I wonder that as we continue to build green aspects we don't build more Tree Houses in urban suburbs or maybe tree apartments in the city ........imagine.