Lake House Design

Lake House Great room

I have been working with a client in Minnesota over the past couple
months.  The family of six recently purchased their 'forever' home -
located very near a lake where they enjoy boating and swimming.

The great room is the first room you see when you walk in the home.
The design was inspired by the client's favorite piece of art
{included above}.  The room needs to be a comfortable space
for entertaining and family activities.

While many might automatically think of white slipcovers and striped cotton
rugs when they think lake house design - this house is in Minnesota.  And
having lived in Minnesota for a couple years, I know that the chilly
climate calls for a warmer lake house design.  A lighter, California beachy
style would be out of place in the upper midwest.  The design includes
a sailboat model for the fireplace mantle, neutral chenille slipcovers 
 on the pair of Lee sofas, warm woods and texture
with baskets to store extra pillows and/or a cuddly

throw for a cold winter's night. I designed a
space that is pretty much all about tradition but with some
contemporary elements, like the floor lamp, included for this young family.


Have a wonderful weekend - stay warm for all of you
in those colder climates!  

I will be enjoying some precious one on one time with my little
girl while the big girl and the hubby are away for
a soccer tourney.  

10 comments on "Lake House Design"
  1. i love your design board for their lake house...it's wonderful! you've made some good choices and i'm sure it will turn out beautifully!

  2. A beautiful design…..love the neutrals and pop of coral!

    1. Thanks Lisa!
      Still trying to get used to everything around here!

  3. I love this post and I love your new blog design! Have a great weekend.

  4. I have to tell you Jill. I am remodeling our bathroom and I needed a paint color that was off white-but not yellow but for a bathroom with no windows you know what a stab in the dark that is... I had our friend pick up a gallon of BM Halo sight unseen based on the pics of your living room and I absolutely LOVE the color. Thank you for having such wonderful taste and a beautiful home! Have a great weekend, vickiatthelake in frozen MN...!

    1. Wow, that makes my night! And I am sorry to hear you are in frozen MN! Oh those winters about killed me!

  5. Lovely design board, can't wait to see the end result. Love the coral pillows on the off white sofas.

  6. This looks absolutely dreamy!


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