Smith Lake Project

Recently I completed a project in my home state of Alabama for a client that has a cottage on Smith Lake. If you have not been to Smith Lake, you are definitely missing out. It is one of the cleanest and prettiest lakes I have been to!

My clients wanted to take a somewhat different approach to the typical "lake house" look of darker tones. I decided to use white and neutrals to lighten up the feel of their home. We decided to use some her own pieces that she has collected over the years and then I added a mix of some newer furniture and accessories to brighten it up!

I loved being able to help my clients find that balance of warmth and harmony so that every time they walk into their lake house -- the feel at home!

Here are a few pictures:

I went with a slip-covered white pottery barn sofa and chair for both living areas. It is a great way to use a mixture of accent colors around any room! I fell in love with these Suzani pillows that I found at Highpoint market and knew they would add the right amount of color to the living room. My client loves the look of natural bamboo - so I used several different pieces of bamboo furniture throughout the lake house. I used this fabulous bamboo coffee table from Kenian Imports that really adds a tortoise shell feel that mirrors the ACTUAL tortoise shells we placed on the adjacent dining room wall!

I just adore this round dining table from France. Could you just die over the buffalo check skirted seat cushions??? I found this FAB iron pendant at Scott's Market that helps tone down the dressiness of this french table and chairs. My client loves creamware and so I thought it would be a great accent over the reclaimed wood wall. I had fun mixing the creamware with the roe deer antlers and tortoise shells!!!!

 Here is another view of the main living area...don't you just love ALL that natural light. The whole backside of the lake house is nothing but these brilliant huge floor-to-ceiling windows!!! I used the same buffalo check for the living room draperies as well. The two linen armchairs are just so comfortable from Gabby!!! 

My client purchased this very COOL fish from a fabulous North Alabama artist, Sloane Bibb. He is uber-talented! It is hard to see from the picture, but the fish is made out of mostly metal pieces from cars and different objects. Very "lake house chic" if I do say so myself!
This is another small seating area located downstairs by a large guest bedroom. I love the blue & white pillows we picked up from Brooks and Collier, in Huntsville, Alabama!

This is the large downstairs guest bedroom. We used several old maps that my client has collected as wall art. All of the bedding is an ivory linen from Callisto Home. This is actually one big room with a seating area as seen above!

The next two pictures are of the master bedroom:

My client wanted her room to be as neutral as possible. So we used these great beige embroidered pillows from Callisto Home and framed some 19th C. botanicals to go over the bed. I love the french pedestal tables on each side of the bed!

This is the third bedroom on the second floor. My client wanted to keep everything as natural and neutral as possible, with pops of color here and there. That is why I chose sea grass rugs throughout the cottage. Over the bed there are six framed 19thC. french writing papers. The glass on glass frames are stunning!

I want to thank Olivia Reed Photography for these great images!

I hope you enjoyed the tour of this fun Smith Lake cottage!

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