Do you have just one interior decor style you prefer, or is your ideal style a mixture?
We know it can be hard to pick just one!
Homeowner Marci wanted to bring both a coastal and downtown loft vibe to her lakefront home, and it’s been an absolute dream to be a part of this gorgeous Midwest project from start to finish.
“I wanted an industrial and beachy feel. I love being downtown— the old buildings, concrete floors, and beams—and also wanted a beachy home feel,” Marci said. “Monica [designer/owner at Amethyst Home] was bound and determined I would have what I wanted, and she helped me make it custom built."
Construction broke ground just over a year ago, and we are beyond thrilled to now unveil the finishing touches. Throughout the entire process, we collaborated with Marci to bring her vision to life. This included helping select specific finishes— everything from tile to kitchen design and more. The new build (by Pohlad Construction) completed in early 2020, and it’s been everything we had envisioned and more.
“It’s so nice to be in love with your space,” Marci said. “Being in my home makes me feel peaceful, happy, and calm.”
We love the warm industrial, modern aesthetic created in mixing downtown and coastal living. The white interior contrasts with black and gray detailing, giving a clean, crisp feel throughout. A mix of textures, warm neutrals, and raw materials enhances the beach vibe and softens the industrial ambience.
Vaulted ceilings and panoramic lake views provide a stunning backdrop for curated pieces. (More than 90% of the furnishings, rugs, lighting and accents throughout are sourced from our shop!)
The breathtaking living room features two California-made Donato sofas by Cisco Brothers, perfect for casual relaxing lakeside. With natural linen fibers, these gorgeous white slip-covered sofas provide the ultimate in comfort and quality. (Not to mention they’re machine washable to match that easy lake living!)
In selecting sofas, we specifically chose a low profile style that would accentuate rather than block the view of the lake. These beauties add to the peaceful atmosphere and are extremely comfortable… Sitting on these is like lounging on a down feather duvet! Marci said the sofas are one of her favorite things about her space, as they offer a “zen” feeling.
“The day those couches came and just seeing them along the windows that overlook the lake was amazing,” Marci said.
We were also very intentional with choosing the right lake home rug, as we wanted something soft to the touch of bare feet yet easy to maintain with sand. A grey and ivory-toned 100% wool rug ties the living space together and softens the concrete flooring. With its low pile and high quality, this rug will be easy to care for and vacuum sand from— perfect for heavy foot traffic from entertaining!
A modern glass blown lamp brings a beautiful pop of sea color, along with a unique look with the cord located inside the bottle.
Adding a burst of rich color, the Victor chairs’ beautiful tan leather and gently curved back bring sophistication and comfort to the living room. These chairs were selected with Marci’s husband in mind, as he really wanted a comfortable leather seating option.
We love incorporating handcrafted local artisans’ work whenever possible, and a couple of our favorites are in the living room— the beautiful black stained pine handmade coffee table (by KC artisan @ravenwooddesign for Amethyst Home) and original artwork above the fireplace (by Omaha artist @mccleaymeganart).
This hand-knotted, elevated Idris Spa Rug creates a peaceful entry to the lakeside retreat.
In the kitchen, natural wood is the perfect balance between sleek white quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and bold black cabinetry overhead. A hand-knotted wool vintage runner, ceramic glaze pitchers, and a stunning Japanese Maple add both warmth and a subtle pop of color. Handmade Equestrian Counter Stools sit alongside the island of our dreams. We love the light feeling of these stools! The rustic yet modern style of the beautiful brown leather seats and metal frame contrasts the bright white quartz island and light woodwork.
Marci wanted a dining space that would be stress-free for summer entertaining. The beautiful Bluestone Dining Table is made of natural stone, and its raw properties even make it cold to the touch. An organic rattan-textured light pendant overhead keeps the space light and airy. We think this will be an ideal spot to sip coffee or enjoy a margarita while taking in all of the natural light!
The master bathroom evokes a truly calm spa-like experience. An elongated rounded iron mirror both enhances the natural light pouring in, as well as complements black cabinetry and bath fixtures. Adding texture and warmth, the handcrafted vintage Sandhill Rug provides a natural sandy color that soothes. And this luxury tub looks like the perfect place for winding down!
Marci said, “When you’re in love with your home, it makes such a difference on your stress level.”
We are so excited for all of the memories Marci and her family will make in their home and are thrilled we got to partner with her to design her lakeside oasis. There’s nothing sweeter than working with clients we adore, and we recently enjoyed a champagne toast together to celebrate our partnership.
“I had a vision but didn’t always know how to get there, and I needed that confidence,” Marci said. “The beauty of Monica is she’s not high pressure. She cares, she listens, she understands, and wants you to get what you want. She works until she finds what you’re wanting or feeling. It was just awesome to be able to ask her questions every day throughout the process, and she was so good about every little thing. She answered the most minute questions and details.”
We are honored Marci trusted us with such an important project in her life. She allowed us creativity to solve her problems and make her vision a reality. We are truly thankful to have been involved in this exciting collaborative process.
Marci added that she loves the look and quality of her curated pieces.
“These are quality items, and they’re beautiful,” Marci said. “With Amethyst, you’re getting beauty, quality, and service.”
Looking for some guidance on designing your space or home? From small to large projects, we love helping clients like you design your dream. We create a personalized experience for you. Let’s bring your vision to life and create a beautiful, functional space together.
Photo Credit: The Mullers // https://www.mullersphoto.com/