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Not everyone loved camp, but I did! I loved the tents, the cabins, the campfires — the whole nine yards. I think camp style fits right in with the popular utilitarian look, as so many of the elements from camp translate well in to the home. How often do you see the X-base of a camp stool reflected in the upholstered stools placed at the ends of beds? Or the wool Hudson Bay blanket getting along just fine with hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper in a New York apartment? Camp style can be vintage, rustic, modern or cabin, it all depends on how you use it. — Sarah from The Estate of Things
Vintage Cot, Pendleton Camp Blanket by Indian vs. Indian
You can sit or nap on this vintage camp cot, but I've also seen these topped with trays and used as coffee tables.
Woods Wallpaper by Cole & Sons - GBP 124.60
Woodsy chic is what you get with the Woods wallpaper. Paper a powder room with this to get instant style.
Vintage Gray Wool Blanket, Greek by Scout and Rescue - $85
Warm wool camp blankets can be great for keeping at the end of a bed. A lot of masculine bedrooms use camp blankets as a coverlet or as an accent. This one has a Greek key–like pattern that sets it apart from the usual stripe.
Pendleton Pillow Camp Blanket by Indian vs. Indian
A modern black and white stripe on a repurposed Pendleton blanket makes this a great accent pillow to toss into the mix.
White Bison Print by Sandra Dieckmann - GBP 19
I love the colors in this Navajo-inspired print.
Emmie Roll-Up Blind, White - $9.99
Just like in your tent, these affordable shades roll up and tie in to place.
Cranbrook Large Lantern - $1,470
Hang this beautiful lantern-style pendant in the foyer, hall or dining room.
Big Sur Dining Table - $1,799
This long, rectangular table brings back mess hall memories.
Cast Iron Fire Bowl | Design Within Reach - $465
Camp wouldn't be complete without a campfire.
Twig Flatware 5-Piece Set, Brass - $39
Pair these with simple white dishes and a little silver for a natural mix on the table.
Solid Wood Adirondack Chair by Manchester Wood - $239.95
Camp style wouldn't be complete without Adirondack chairs sitting on the dock or porch.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Rhodes Area Rug - $1,689
This rug has a built-in sense of history and a graphic quality, but it looks like it has been fireside in the lodge for ages.
Rais Gabo Wood Stove
Wood stoves are actually a pretty economical way to heat your home, and the look is a bonus.
Sweater Knit Pillow Cover - $39
Throw these pillows on your couch just like you'd throw on your favorite sweater for chilly nights at camp.
Amalfi Square Lanterns, Weathered Zinc - $25
You've got to have a lantern to light your way. Instead of having to use it on the path to the latrine, you can use it to relax on the screened porch or deck.
Flannel Yarn Dyed Stripe Sheet Set - $99
Just like the ticking stripe of an old camp mattress, you can cozy up in these watery blue, striped flannel sheets.
Driftwood Storage Tray - $29.50
This chunky, woven tray reminds me of a fishing basket with its canvas handle. Use it to create a vignette on a tabletop.
1973 Map of Wisconsin, Michigan and the Great Lakes by Wanderlust Maps - $5
You can always find beautiful, watery blues in vintage nautical maps. They're perfect for a lake cabin, or anywhere really.