Wednesday, August 25, 2010











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My husband's family own a lake house up in VA and we had the chance to spend a few days there. They are planning some changes and updates and asked for our thoughts. I threw together some mood imagery of some lake cottages, possible furniture look and feel and then a floor plan.
For inspiration, I love things to be casual, cozy and rustic. Lots of whimsical stone pathways, fall-into-a-hug couches, rustic leather chairs, everything whitewashes and fresh, bright and airy. I can see the vaulted ceiling bead boarded with glossy white paint and new light colored wooden floors. Large jute area rug under a huge cozy couch and tv area. Behind the couch two conversational rope chairs and a playful bird rug and a low rustic round table for iced tea conversations and bird watching. A row of humorous animal hooks line the wall for towels and hats. High up the wall in the living room are four square windows that allow light to flood in. Along the lake side wall are two large picture windows and french doors in the center. The dining area has a large farm table with two benches for maximum seating.

In the kitchen, all cabinets are painted white with copper pulls. Wooden cutting board countertops and a simple jute rug running down the center.

A large deck off the back with a conversation nook and fire pit would be great for afternoon parties. A hammock hanging off to the side for naps is a must!

This is all I have so far! Hope they like the look and feel!

inspiration images are found
product images: sectional sofa, lamp, coffee table, rope side chairs, rug, wooden flooring, hooks

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