The Coastal Lake House
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
For us, designing isn't just about making sure the space is beautiful. Sure, that's a huge (and obviously important!) goal...but we want to create spaces that totally radiate YOU. To accomplish that, we start the process by asking questions to get to know our clients. Things like: your style preferences, your likes/dislikes, your budget....all the way down to learning what's important to you in a space. Some people want to be able to seat large groups of people, while others value room to rest and retreat. At the end of the day, we strive to make sure you #feellikehome in your newly designed digs. And let me tell you...it's hands down the best part of our job!
The lake house underwent a huge renovation, and it was so rewarding being able to walk through the decision making process with them. What was once a bathroom, now opened up a much larger living space. Here you can see the board and batten wall as it was unfolding:
When the reno started slowing down and we began to discuss design details, the clients described their vision as being coastal...and I set off creating a vision board for them:
There are basically three separate living type spaces in their home that are all right next to each other. There is a 4 seasons room, an upper living space, and then you step down into a smaller living space that shares floor space with the dining table. The tricky part to this was choosing furniture that wouldn't look redundant, in each area. It needed to flow, it needed to be comfortable, and we didn't need 3 sectionals, or multiple sofas. We reused their old sectional in the 4 seasons room, and purchased furniture for the upper and lower living room spaces.
Here is what it looks like now:
Upper living Space
As you walk in, the columns are such a beautiful architectural touch. It separates the entryway, but still invites you in...
I love shopping small...and this beautiful pillow cover was designed by my talented friend Stephanie...you can find it HERE. (And the rest of her collection!)
These tassel curtains had my heart from the early design stages..
Lower Living Room + Dining Area
Adding in a window seat provides extra storage (the seat lifts up!), extra seating, and extra warmth:
The fireplace got a facelift with fresh tile, and a brand new surround:
4 Seasons Room
We repurposed her sectional (that was once in the lower level) into this gorgeously lit-up room. With windows surrounding every wall, you can't help but be filled with peace as you walk in..
Remember when I shared that the best part of our job is knowing that we have truly made a heartfelt difference in your home?
Here is what our client had to say about her new space:
"I just have to tell you what an incredible blessing you have been in my life. I know this is your job, but you have given me a reason to be happily surprised and excited EVERY time I walk into my first floor.....so from the bottom of my very grateful heart- thank you."
It's so much more than just another piece of decor we are buying..or just another sofa. From the depths of our hearts we truly strive to make your spaces... #feellikehome.