You can re-create this soft, nature-inspired colour scheme found in the Brown Trout Suite (above) with Dulux Foliage 30GY 50/195, a soft green paint that will bring the greenery from the outdoor landscape inside. Dulux Artisan Brown RM 71YR 08/119 is a gorgeous brown that will look luscious accented with Dulux Hiking Trail 60YR 33/047, a soft grey-brown.[caption id="attachment_301" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The sitting area of the Brown Trout Suite is filled with light. Photo by Karen Kirk[/caption] By day, the sitting area (above), with its soft leather chairs and antique wooden farm bench, is awash with natural light. By night, it's a cosy place to relax in front of the fireplace and television. Check out Jane Lockhart Interior Design (available at Sears and independent retailers across Canada) and Crate and Barrel for similar styles of chairs. [caption id="attachment_315" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The fireplace with a slate surround is a welcome feature on chilly Alberta nights. Photo by Karen Kirk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_307" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A tall lamp on the nightstand is the right height for bedtime reading. Photo by Karen Kirk[/caption] Take a cue from Terri, who's not afraid to mix patterns (above). This technique works best when you use patterns in the same colour family and scale. I love how the feminine damask pattern of the lampshade complements the masculine checkered headboard fabric. Clever! You can find a similar lamp at Crate and Barrel. [caption id="attachment_308" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The bedroom's colour scheme flows into the ensuite. Photo by Karen Kirk[/caption] Complete with a soaker tub, granite-topped vanity and large walk-in glass shower (which is opposite the vanity), the ensuite is designed for sheer luxury and relaxation. And I love the fishing basket! [caption id="attachment_309" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The Home on the Range suite gives Western style a modern update. Photo by Karen Kirk[/caption]
The Home on the Range Suite is a fun look for the little cowgirl or cowboy in your life! You can find faux-hide fabrics and throws. A faux leather (vinyl) headboard helps define the Western look. (But I'd advise that you keep the lasso in the barn!)
Dining at The Prairie Creek Inn[caption id="attachment_311" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Nearby, we found the entrance to the Heartstone Restaurant of The Prairie Creek Inn. Photo by Karen Kirk[/caption] The inn's Heartstone Restaurant (above) is just steps from the suites. The chef's gourmet creations include lots of local and seasonal ingredients. I love the split-log construction of the inn's buildings, and their cedar shake and natural rock details. [caption id="attachment_312" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The happy campers! From left: Me, my friend Marla Easser, and The Prairie Creek Inn owner, Terri Cameron [/caption]
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