12 Ways of Looking at a Tent

Last summer, 12 interior designers and artists created a series of glamping (a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping”) tents at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport. The designs ran the gamut from nautical to woodsy, globally eclectic to hyper-local, and each one functioned as a miniature showcase of the designer’s talents and aesthetic. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go glamping!

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Room To Grow

A boys’ bedroom in A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House uses contrasting colors, contemporary art, and a mix of patterns for a look that’s both playful and sophisticated. Capture a similar style with an orange-upholstered headboard: the wave detail is fun and whimsical, while the navy welting keeps it feeling tightly tailored. A modern table is a child-sized spot for art projects and games, while mixed classic plaid and striped flannel sheets create a cozy place to rest weary heads. The effect should be colorful, creative, and cool—just like the kid for whom it’s designed.

Set Sail

At Penobscot Marine Museum, Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas offers a glimpse into the history of model making in Maine

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