Thursday, November 29, 2012

a calm, cool place to sip coffee on a Saturday afternoon while admiring the way the sun sparkles on the water

After working and saving for more than 30 years, my parents just bought a beautiful house on Old Hickory Lake. The house is on a peninsula, so it has views of the lake from almost every room, and lots of big beautiful windows. They're so excited, and Mom is already working hard to make it feel like home. That got me thinking about vacation houses. Why are they usually so kitschy and ugly? Does owning a second home suddenly make people really like junk with bears on it? If I'm going someplace to relax, I'd want it to look and feel like home!

Elegance at the Lake House



So I'm glad Mom has decided to decorate the lake house in shade of taupe, cream, and white with blue accents. I think it will enhance the sense of calm without detracting from the views of the lake. The living room is very narrow, so it requires petite furniture, and she gets to go shopping for new things. Oh darn!  Mom, here's a mood board for you. Love you. I'm so excited to see how it all comes together!

Sanderson Finches wallpaper (as seen on Sherlock!) $62
Prints on Victorian-era book pages NINE BUCKS ON ETSY OMG Y'ALL

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful palette, and you always create such lovely mood boards. If I had a vacation home, I'd want it to still be my style, but it could also be fun to be more experimental (kind of like wearing a costume). I think any home should still be a representation of you and what is functional to your lifestyle.

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    1. That makes sense. It's where I could have a Gary Oldman room, just because. :D Honestly, I just have a huge thing against faux-rustic bear decor. Y'know... Gatlinburg! *shudder*

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  2. Haha, I've never thought about it but it's so true! People always decorate their second vacation homes so gaudy and ridiculous. I love this moodboard, very pretty and the calming colors are perfect.

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