October 20, 2022

The Lakeside Project

The Before

We often enter a space that has been well-loved for years and years and this lakeside home was one of those projects. The furniture was in need of replacing, but the floor plan also needed to be updated to make the space feel modern and more functional.

Drawing the Space

The first thing we do in any project is create a floorplan. The rug in the original plan was too small making the furniture feel disjointed, so to start we put in a much larger rug. We opted to move the gas fireplace across the room allowing it to connect to the kitchen and dining room and creating a blank wall for the sofa. We closed up one of of the openings to the sunporch again creating a natural space for furniture. This also would allow for more privacy between rooms should one person want to sit and quietly enjoy the view while another wanted to watch TV. Open shelving between the hallway/dining room and the living room create a wall for furniture while not taking away from light passing through.

Floor Plan for Lakeside Project

Designing the Room

The plan for this space was to create an inviting living room to entertain and relax, while making the connected sun porch the perfect place to knit and read. The unique structure of the space benefitted from thoughtfully arranged furniture that is proportionately scaled to the room. A cohesive color palette and natural textures create a casual yet polished living space perfect for lakeside living. The outdoors were drawn in as we took inspiration from the beautiful lake views in color palette and textures.

The Family Room

Here you can see the wall that we closed off to allow for better furniture placement. A framed TV with the cords thoughtfully hidden allow the functionality of a TV without taking away from the aesthetic of the room.

Custom Cabinetry

The beautiful hand crafted walnut shelves sit on top of a navy custom cabinet creating the feeling of a wall, while maintaining open sightlines for natural light to move through. They also provide space for accessories which add so much personality to your home. The goal with accessories is to make the space feel curated overtime reflecting our client's personality and reinforcing the color palette we created.

The Fireplace

While this isn't a true before and after because we completely relocated the fireplace - we wanted to emphasize how altering the fireplace can really modernize a room. We raised the firebox off the ground allowing for better viewing around the room. Switching from a wood surround to stone with a lovely walnut mantel absolutely transforms the look. The art above the fireplace assists with scale making the wall feel full and complete rather than empty.

The Sunporch

Out on the sunporch, a comfy sofa and swivel chair provide a place to sit and enjoy the lake view. We can't think of a better place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Again, we grounded the space with a large area rug. We kept the color palette light and bright to feel like the outdoors flow right into the room. The art is also aquatic and botanical themed reinforcing the outdoor vibes.

If you want to see more photos of this gorgeous space, head over to our portfolio and check it out.

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