Escape to the Lake!

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

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.

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The  lovely twelve page  feature about this classic family retreat just appeared in the summer issue of Carolina Home + Garden magazine.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley lake james lakehouse carolina home and garden

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley lake james carolina home and garden summer 2013

Several collections of vintage transferware plates mix comfortably with antique pieces, giving the home the feeling that many generations have occupied this dwelling.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley lake james carolina home and garden summer 2013

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley lake james carolina home and garden summer 2013

Perhaps my favorite space in this home is the master bedroom!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley carolina home and garden magazine summer 2013

And no lake house would be complete without a great  outdoor entertaining space!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley lake james carolina home and garden summer 2013

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley lake james carolina home and garden summer 2013

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!

Enjoy,

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7 Responses to Escape to the Lake!

  1. Jan says:

    GREAT !!

  2. Franki Parde says:

    Stunning!! Charming!! Etc!!! franki

  3. Franki Parde says:

    Oh, yes…the painting over the fireplace…local?? Brilliant NOT to use the typical mantel displays! fmp

  4. Kathryn says:

    Thanks, yes…a local artist through New Morning Gallery in Asheville, NC.

  5. Kathryn says:

    Thanks you Jan, lots of your beautiful “handiwork”!!

  6. Deb says:

    I love this home! Can you tell me the name of the fabric with the chestnut motif?

    Thankyou!

  7. Kathryn says:

    Deb,
    This is a project we did at Lake James. The linen print with the chestnut motif was from Cowtan and Tout and has sadly been discontinued. Sorry!

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