June 28, 2011

lake living

I definitely have summer vacation on the brain lately. When the sun finally came out this weekend, Micheal and I did some cooking on the grill and much-needed reading and relaxing on the deck. It was bliss! And with a mini-trip to CT this weekend for July 4th and a real island getaway planned the weekend after, summer is officially ON. Sorry in advance for the bad scans but I had to share this home I fell in love with: a lake house featured in the most recent House & Home. Have you seen it? Right now, its simple, relaxed vibe is speaking to me. I wish we had a lake to run off to right now. Why wait for the weekend?!


Reinforces my desire for a white slipcovered sofa and white painted planked wood ceiling. Also love the wicker and simple blue and white color scheme. So soothing.


White and light wood in the kitchen: been seeing a lot of this. Also, how much do I love and need that lantern and turned leg island in my life?


This was the image that really sealed my love of this house because it's such an awesome mix of materials and patterns. The graphic striped rug, clear glass pendants, chunky rustic mirror, and bench seating with block-print cushions are perfect together. Also reinforces my desire for a bench or banquette at my kitchen table. Love.


Just adore these vignettes. A closeup of that distressed kitchen bench (must keep my eye out at the flea market!), spool floor lamp and giant world map, bookshelves flanking the bed to create a cozy nook (though I wish they'd trimmed out the flimsy Ikea shelves with some more substantial molding to lend weight), and that simple blue canvas, low bowl, and angular metal lamp. Perfection for a simple lake house, yes?

Check out a full video tour here at House & Home!

10 comments:

A Greener Upstate said...

I agree-lake living is my dream right now!! The photos are beautiful; thanks for sharing :-D

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I get the same feeling about this time every year. My mom lives on a small man made pond and whenever I visit it makes the urge even stronger.

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

I SO want to be at this house for the Summer! It's rustic but charming and sophisticated! I love the striped black and rug too.... House and Home always have great feature homes, don;t they?? Thanks for sharing.

hollyG said...

Two things - I recently got a bench and placed it at our table and love it. I love that dining image and I also love that cushion (would love to get a cushion for our bench). And I would also love a white slip covered sofa. What a pretty serene lake house getaway.

Fran said...

I love that spool floor lamp!! This is a very relaxing home - perfect for a lake house getaway!

Rene said...

There are so many things about this home that remind me of you. Would love to spend a weekend there. It has such a casual weekend vibe and all of the natural elements make it more relaxing.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What I'd give to be spending my summer in a home like your inspiration pictures...

The Vintique Object said...

I can pretty much always leave it to you to choose jaw-droppingly gorgeous houses to feature. Why, oh why did I ever get a beige couch? I need white too!
Camille

Bromeliad said...

Love it. Relaxing and comfortable and beautiful. There's nothing worse than an uptight beach house.

Seema said...

Wonderful to read how much you enjoyed the photos of Karen Kain's cottage!

Have you seen the video tour of this space? http://houseandhome.com/tv/segment/casual-lakeside-cottage

Feel free to link back to us at http://houseandhome.com

Thanks so much!

Seema

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