Lake living is such a peaceful existence, this year our family vacation will be on a lake in Maine and I find it is truly a time to connect with my family and nature. The crisp morning air, warm sunny days kayaking and beautiful surroundings set the scene for the perfect vacation. Today I am sharing some lake house love from the fabulous Muskoka Living, a design center dedicated to help you live a passionate lifestyle Muskoka style. In a region known for its exquisite natural beauty this lake house is a real gem.
Lilyvale is the name of this lake-house nestled on Muskoka Lake in Muskoka, Canada. From the moment you step into this home you can just feel the attention to detail, the predominately white palette allows the exquisite mill-work and moldings to really pop. A field stone fireplace is the focal point of the living room and boasts a cleverly designed hidden flat-screen above, reclaimed lumber floors are used throughout the home for a consistent flow and bold iron lighting creates a real wow factor.
In this large scale kitchen there is a feeling of a cozy lakeside cottage achieved by combining classic design features with rustic lake house style. This kitchen may look simple but just look at the variation and details of the cabinet doors and drawers. I love the idea of two fixtures above the dining table and the rustic lantern style adds to the charm.
The bathrooms and bedrooms continue the pattern of classic design choices and natural materials used throughout the home. When the mill-work, moldings and architectural details are this stunning, classic furnishings with clean lines are the perfect complement.
Nautical touches and pops of color add to the character of the crisp white rooms. Oil rubbed bronze and natural iron were chosen for the door handles and lighting to add bold contrast and rustic charm combined with the warm wood finishes and floors.
I hope this fabulous lake house tour inspires you to incorporate some of this rustic charm into your design or better yet that you are inspired to take a lake vacation.