Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season. After working those cold, dreary winter hours with the thought of a Summer retreat in the back of your mind, the time has finally come to use up that precious PTO and hit the road for some quality destination time. No emails or Zoom meetings involved! Whether it’s a house on a remote lake hours away, the one where the kids seem to never think the car ride will end, or a quick trip to the local waterways for a couple days, there’s something for everyone to get inspired by in this week’s Top 5 Designs of the Week!

1. Chic and Simple Design Inspirations for any Lake-House

24 Lake House Decorating Ideas, Southern Living

If you’re one who prefers calm waters over those of the open seas, then a lake house destination is right where you need to be. Whether it’s buying and renovating, renting, or even building a new house on a lake, check out Southern Living’s 24 chic and likeable decorating tips that are sure to change your lake house dynamic — for the better! From creating new living space flow to mastering tips about lighting and privacy while still keeping the traditional “lake-house” feeling, there’s something for everyone to get inspired by in this gorgeous selection of pictures and tips!

2. The Modern Solution to Life on a Lake

Lake House Harmonizes the Architecture with Scenic Surrounding, Architectural Design

In the age of contemporary design, it can be challenging to incorporate modern taste into a project such as waterfront property since there’s such a “traditional” feel tied to these kinds of homes. Taking a completely new road to the end destination, Wafai Architects proposed and built a truly stunning futuristic take on the classic “lake house” idea. Combining contemporary elements with a sleek and modern finishes, this luxury home located in Switzerland is sure to get you in touch with your inner Bond Villain.

3. 2 Wrongs Make a Right, 3 Squares Make a Home

Black timber and zinc house with sauna sits next to a Finnish lake, Dezeen

Resting in between a lush forest and a tranquil lake, this Finland lake house displays three separate buildings as one contemporary home. Separated by a small wooden platform, the design incorporates modern elements of contemporary and sleek design, while creating a super-ergonomic living space that is stunningly functional and incredible to look at. The main space makes up the living area, while a garage, sauna, and storage branch out in 2 smaller spaces. Get lost in this view, and try to imagine the peace and quiet that comes with this stunning design.

4. Finding Inspiration Where It’s Least Imaginable

Sunbrella Drapery Transformed This Corner of the Beach House, Bright / Bazaar

It can be hard to re-imagine a space you’ve been familiar with for a long time, but something as simple as changing the position of a chair or adding an accent blind to bring out more color often go underappreciated and unnoticed. Check out the way Sunbrella transformed this dull corner into a fun space to hangout and admire the scenery, and get inspired to transform your own “dull corner”!

5. Life in the….WaterLane *to the tune of, Life in the Fastlane*

This 400-Square-Foot Narrow Boat Is the Cutest Floating Home, Possibly Ever, Apartment Therapy

Finding unique ways to utilize a small space are no challenge for Andrew Dunford and partner, Asha. They have been living and working out of a 400 square foot narrowboat for 3 years now. Finding ways to incorporate creative taste while ensuring efficiency with every decoration and detail, this boat provides a cozy space with plenty of room for life, work, and even some play. Featuring a wood-burning stove, fully-functioning appliances, and while being able to catch every sunset from a view of their choosing, check out their home on the water and get inspired with some small-space design inspiration!


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