The next best thing to sleeping among the trees is a bedroom turned into a forest. I love (and covet) the "Apple Tree Canopy Bed," above, by Attiladesign in Finland -- as well as the magical two beds below: "Tree Bed" from the Shawn Lovell Metalworks in California, and a fairy tale bed from La Lune Collection in Milwaukee.
At Weaver's Cottage, the little 16th century stone house where I lived for many years (in the center of the same Devon village where I live now), I made my own forest by painting the shadows of trees on the old cob bedroom walls....
Photographs by Alan Lee
My village neighbor Danielle Barlow recently created the "Enchanted Forest Bedroom," below, for her daughter Maddy. (Lucky girl!) Follow the link to Danielle's blog to see more pictures and read about it's creation.
Here are a few more trees I painted in the desert ranch house I share with other writers when I'm in Tucson, Arizona -- in the kitchen, bunkhouse, and office respectively. These are meant to represent the desert's beautiful white sycamore trees, against wall colors of dusty desert earth and blue desert sky. . . .