Clean & Coastal // A Touch Of Modern In This West Shores Lakehouse
Clean, crisp white linen upholstery is one of our favorite palettes for lake views. This living space started as most homes do with furniture collected over the years in need of a thoughtful refresh!
This is what the living room looked like when we started (the iPhone photography struggle is real!!):
With older kids in the home, this client was ready for light and bright furniture. We love how the new pieces brighten up the room making it feel airy and light. (And don't worry -- all the pieces are fabric protected!)
One challenge which was a priority was the sides of the fireplace. We wanted a built-in solution without the basic builder look. My client fell in love with these beautiful, textured cabinets that ended up being a close fit and gave dimension to the feature wall. The new cabinet proportions elongated the fireplace wall and made it feel grander.
Not wanting to outdo the picture frame TV -- the feathery, light pampas grass in recycled glass vessels keep the sides of the fireplace feeling natural and beachy. We paired hand-glazed Tory lamps in an almost oyster color with a stamped texture for extra ambiance.
Attracted to the precise, structured lines of Verellen furniture -- we started with the sofas. The Thibaut frame is one of the most comfortable sofas I have ever experienced -- it's juicy seat cushion is spring down (miniature springs wrapped in down feathers!). Elegant and effortless at the same time -- we kept it simple in gorgeous white linen with natural imperfections. Pinched seams on the arms and accent pillows give it that extra dose of sophistication that is hard to find in most custom upholstery lines.
The accent chairs are a modern marvel -- with three legs in black Ash Wood in creamy, unique textile -- the seat depth & recline is ideal for watching a mounted television. This chair silhouette is exclusive to the Belgian-inspired Verellen collection. So dreamy and not something you see every day!
While our natural inclination in a beach house was to select a blueish/grey striped rug...we found this one-of-a-kind contemporary hand-woven wool rug with knotted striped. We love how it softened the black & white furnishings with natural oatmeal fibers.