Lake House Before and After

It’s been a busy summer around here, in part because I have been designing an entire home! I’ve had the pleasure of working with some friends who recently purchased a home on a lake outside of Kansas City. It’s a second home so we wanted the house to feel relaxing, providing a space to enjoy friends and family away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

It’s been a whirlwind as we did the entire home in just a couple months. But we pulled it together and here are some highlights:
Living Room Before: 


Living Room After: 

Lake house living
I lightened up the space by opening up the windows and using beachy tones. Over-stuffed slipcovered furniture is inviting and relaxing after a day on the lake.

Lake House 1

TV Area Before: 



TV Area After: 

TV Stand
The best way to detract from a large TV? A beautiful piece of furniture for it to sit on.

Dining Before: 


Dining After: 

Lake house 2

Changing out the light fixture was an easy way to create a focal point in the room and brighten the space. The table the client already had and I added a bold rug underneath to tie in the wall color which had also been previously selected.

Lake House 3

Entry Before: 


Entry After: 


Master Bedroom:

Master bed Lake

The master bedroom feels high-end although we kept things within a very reasonable budget. A good way to save money in the bedroom is using a headboard instead of whole bed. 
Basement Before:


Basement After: 

LL 3

Basement Before: 

Basement After: 
LL 2

The basement felt really dark so I livened it up with interesting decor with a nautical theme.

lake house LL

 Little Boy Room Before: 

Deven Before
Little Boy Room After: 

Deven Room

Updates in the family room

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After being in our new home for almost a year we finally finished up some small updates in our family room. The room was dark and outdated when we purchased the home so we wanted to brighten things up and make it more comfortable for the time being before we renovate. Before:  The dark paneling, […]