I am so pleased to have the lovely summer cover of Carolina Home + Garden magazine! Nothing says summer better than a trip to “The Lake House”! Our clients, Susie and Jeff Noble from Charlotte, NC, gave us the wonderful privilege of designing their new home at Lake James.
The lovely twelve page feature about this classic family retreat just appeared in the summer issue of Carolina Home + Garden magazine.
The use of rustic texture, varied wood finishes and traditional furniture styling mixes comfortably with a low key, woodland palette-all contributing to the sensibility of a treasured “generational” lake house.
Throughout the home, personal touches abound-definitely one of our “collected interiors”! The mix of antiques, art glass, hand thrown pottery , and beautiful textiles give the home a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Several collections of vintage transferware plates mix comfortably with antique pieces, giving the home the feeling that many generations have occupied this dwelling.
Perhaps my favorite space in this home is the master bedroom!
We painted the walls in a green milk wash paint, which contrast beautifully with the natural woods on the ceiling and beam treatment. The design concept for this room started with the crewel fabric, Oxfordshire/Camel and Red, from Thibaut Fabrics.
This fabric is featured on the windows, as well as on the upholstered section of the headboard of the “lake house bed” from Hickory Chair. The scissor-truss ceiling, accented with hand-hewn beams, creates a dramatic yet rustic atmosphere in this room. The rug was sourced locally from Togar Rugs , as was the lovely rural painting by Bee Sieburg. I take great pleasure in using local sources and artists for my design projects.
An antique copper tray combined with several pieces of art glass sits on a linen chest that we designed and was made by Shane Meadows. This piece was made from wood left over from the home’s floors and topped with hammered copper.
Another interesting feature of this lake house is the pantry. My client wanted a screen door on her pantry and this added great charm to the kitchen area.
In the lower level family room, we used a vintage round table and chairs for games and any “overflow” dining from the main floor. On the wall we displayed a group of maps and raised relief maps of the surrounding area, which is most helpful to the family in order to plan their hiking excursions.
And no lake house would be complete without a great outdoor entertaining space!
This project was such a pleasure and we give a great big “ thank you” to Susie and Jeff for entrusting this project to us and a big thanks to Mary DiOrio, Publisher of Carolina Home + Garden for such a lovely feature!