We started working on this lake house in Louisiana in late 2011 and have watched it go from an old worn out and severely out dated property to an open, fresh and updated second home for my clients. Windows were replaced, walls were gutted and of course we updated everything from the floors, the entire kitchen, hardware and even the dock and boat house. Now that the construction is complete, it is time to work on the interiors and pull the overall look together! The full wall of windows along the back of the house brings in tons of natural light and the view of the lake is just spectacular. The color palette inside reflects the soft blues and browns from the water, the crisp greens from the grass and trees and of course tons of texture and natural elements for the relaxed feel that we wanted.
One of the upstairs guest bedrooms has a large sitting area and floor to ceiling windows that look out over the lake and backyard of the house. These nightstands were passed down pieces from one of their grandparents but they needed a bunch of love. We had a distressed finished painted on them and updated the hardware with glass knobs to brighten them up. The soft spa blues and greens keep the room soothing and make this one of the most popular guest rooms in the house!
The master bedroom is finally coming together! We added all of the bedding and some of the accent pillows over the Memorial Day weekend and I love the way the antique mirrors and wood shades pull it all together! We used old side tables and again, we had them refinished with a grey distressed color for that classic “lake house” look. We snagged the hammered metal lamps from Arteriors Too so now we just need to finish off the room with a few more accessories and a bit of art.
The entry console is one of my favorite pieces in the home. I love the texture of the wood top mixed with the hammered legs, it is the perfect place to show off a few personal touches. We had a colorful map of the lake framed and layered the table with a driftwood lamp, wire bowls and a small pelican painting from a local artist.
The dining room table is were my clients spend a ton of time when entertaining family and friends. It has become a great place to set up a buffet or just sit down and chat with everyone. Since the ceilings were so low in the home, we had a bit of a challenge finding lighting that didn’t take over the space. We loved this nautical inspired piece with a dark metal frame. We forced it in a bit, but overall it helps to pull the space together.
The bar cabinet is dressed up with a mercury glass lamp with a fun burlap shade and rope accents…very lake kitsch don’t ya think? I love the framed pictures of his grandfather mixed with the oversized bottles of “brown” as it is called in this house!
More driftwood accents! We immediately fell in love with this chunky side table, it is the perfect piece for the living room and has become a favorite catch all too!