Sitting Room Pictures From Blog Cabin 2011

A cozy nook situated on the home’s third floor provides a space to read or reflect.

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Tucked on the third floor of Blog Cabin, a reading and observation nook offers an ideal spot to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay scenery.

A wall of windows provides a front-row seat to the changing seasons, weather conditions and the ebb and flow of bay tides.

A vintage work ladder purchased at a local antiques shop doubles as a display shelf, with rungs reworked to remain in the open position. A primitive pine chair with hand-braided rope seat provides additional seating.

Cast-off electric insulators become decorative art in a home that celebrates reclamation and reuse.

Providing fragrance and color, hydrangea blooms are tucked in a primitive, handcrafted tool tray.

An adjustable side table with swiveling tabletop accommodates a laptop computer or writing journal.

A primitive grain scoop becomes decorative wall art when filled with a beeswax candle, made and purchased locally. “I believe that you shop where you live and you shop where you work,” says designer Victoria Lesser.

A nautical map of the Chesapeake Bay, purchased at a local visitor’s center and framed, designates the entrance to the home’s family fun room.

The original staircase newel post is paired with new railing and balusters to complete the staircase banister on the third floor. Originally purchased for outdoor spaces, rustic wall art, painted on reclaimed pine, seems most apropos in this family-friendly space.