ISSUE 12  |  Color Coded

The Little Red Treehouse

March 21, 2012 11:00 AM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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Warning: Bold red ahead. At the Treehotel in the forests of Swedish Lapland, a single cabin is painted an unexpected shade of crimson.

The hotel is a cluster of five treehouses, designed by prominent architects, with the aim of helping guests reconnect with nature. In this cabin, designed by Stockholm-based architects SandellSandberg, the reddest of reds is coupled with a tranquil interior palette of white, light wood, and gray. For booking information, visit Treehotel.

Photography by Peter Lundstrom.

Above: The exterior is clad in laminated birch.

Above: A long ramp leads to the treehouse entrance.

Above: Square windows overlook the surrounding woods.

Above: The door and window frames are painted a coordinating shade of red.

Above: The timber-clad interior is furnished simply with classic pieces, including a pair of Lamino Armchairs designed by Yngve Ekstrom.

Above: A heathered gray Bjork Rug from Design House Stockholm adds warmth to the serene space.

If you like touches of red, look at our Gallery of Kitchens with Red.