Winter at the lake...last chapter


The upstairs at the lake is done in a very different style than the rest of the house- it is softer and restful, done in blues, tans, and white.  It's easy to relax upstairs!  Our room is the smallest of the three bedrooms, and was inspired by a large print I found at a garage sale- a hammock and quilt on a breezy beachside porch.  I loved the feeling and wanted to hang out on that porch.  We used white furniture- an antique dresser, wicker nightstand and mirror, and a reproduction Windsor chair- all second hand finds.  I hung an 1800's Norwegian sailing print alongside a 50's paint-by-number, and added an old white shelf that I adorned with shells.  The quilt and shams on the bed are done in soft Americana tones and were found at a thrift store for $15!  The best decoration in the room is the view of the lake out the window!  The bathroom on this level is done in soft gray/blue, tan, and white.  It is done very simply and cleanly with sea bird prints, shells, and starfish hung over the simple white shade.  It includes a dormer window which gives the room architectural character.  The other two bedrooms are used by our oldest son and three grandchildren and have yet to be decorated- maybe we'll be inspired soon!

          Linda

2 comments

  1. What a view. It must be lovely to wake up to that no matter what time of year it is.

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  2. Hi Linda! Your room is so pretty and so peaceful...a beautiful color pallette!!!

    And that view is incredible!

    :) T

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