Lake House in Country living

Alright guys. If you’ve been reading the blog for a long time you might remember the Lake House project a couple years ago. Well, it was shot a year ago and it finally came out last month. There is a lot to talk about, and many rooms (kitchen, master, entry bathroom) that aren’t even shown here. Plus when they styled the shots they changed some things based on the shot or the needs of the magazine (I didn’t style it) so I think it would be fun to show you how I originally decorated it, too. But for now, for your viewing pleasure, here is the spread from the Country Living May issue.

lake house spread

And by the way, Country Living Magazine is totally awesome – even if you aren’t country. Its way more modern and fresh than you’d think and the new style director Jami Supsic is AWESOME and I think is going to bring it to even a higher level, so if you pass it up because you think you aren’t Country, think again.

blue stairs

guest room country living

kids room country living

Don’t worry, i’ll do a before/process/after/resources for each room here (plus the others that aren’t shown). I’m just working on getting the photos off my old computer which just wants to show me the colorwheel every time I turn it on. Note to self: put everything in a dropbox from now on.

But all in all it was such a great project with such a great family. I’m psyched to finally be able to show it and talk about it. TGIF folks!

  1. Emily, this home looks fabulous! You clearly did an amazing job designing it! I have seen images of it all over the internet and pinterest! I think the dining room and living room are my favorites! Weird to think that a lot can change in a room when it gets styled for an editorial, cant wait to see your images as well!
    Have a great long weekend!

  2. Oh. one day, when I fulfill my dream of buying a small beach cottage, I would want you to design it for me. I’ve always loved blue and I’m so happy it’s popular again, which makes sourcing so much easier. This photo is going on my ‘blue’ pin board and my ‘someday beach cottage’ board. Love it!

  3. Amelia

    The magazine has to be cool when they include your quote about the children being drunk racoons. Well said.

  4. Hilary

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, per usual.

    My husband is a total modernist and will tease me if I subscribe to Country Living – but every time I pick it up at the library, I love it! I’ll just have to live with the teasing and subscribe!

  5. oooh! This looks beautiful, I can’t wait to read the upcoming posts!

  6. So pretty! With the curtains in the kid’s rooms, are those beds sunk into the wall or did you just create the effect with drapes?

  7. Sarah

    Oh, I’ve been waiting for this!!!
    (And your kitchen- ps!)
    Haven’t even read it yet, but had to share my excitement!!!

  8. Sarah

    What an intro..I can’t wait to devour all your posts about it.

  9. So pretty! We are heading to the lake this weekend. SML that is and I wish the house would be decorated like this ;) Gorgeous

  10. Yay! I was wondering about this project, looks amazing

  11. I love that they highlighted a quote where you compare the kids to ‘crazy, drunk raccoons.’ So good! Excited you’re finally going to share more of this project!

  12. tammyCA

    I get CL and did see this in the May issue. I like the mag. but I keep thinking of canceling it and other mags if I see anymore industrialized, institutionalized ALL gray, boring beige-y interiors. It’s like going to a restaurant and being served gray/beige (greige) food. Would people want their food gray? Then why the heck do they want to live in it? Bring back color.
    P.S. I laughed when I read your comment in the mag about the twins…”like crazy drunk raccoons”.

  13. Suz

    Love the whole vibe of this house. I will definitely give the magazine a try.

  14. Amanda

    Yay Emily!! Love seeing another house with your design sensibility. Beautiful, clean, crisp and crazy cool. Totally makes me want to redo my house. Such a happy house for drunk raccoons…

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  16. Betsy

    I have subscribed to CL off and on for a few years and I have been thinking about canceling my subscription lately but I am very excited about their recent move to Birmingham (my hometown) so I’m gonna give them another chance… I really hope that the new crew does great things!

  17. April Klich (Birmingham, Alabama)

    I live off the largest freshwater lake in the world. We sit in the backyard and gaze at our lake all day. We have a waterview lot. We snorkel on the lake in the summer and deep sea fish on the lake in the winter. My mom (RITA KLICH) saw some type of monster in the lake. My mom told me anything could be in the lake. It could be an ancient fish. We sit in the backyard and gaze at our perfect beds and shrubs. We just put down new mulch and stained the deck. We just bought a Weber grill and bought Martha Stewart patio furniture. My mom said we live over the top. Luxury inside and out. My mother only wears silver jewelry. I think it is Judith Ripka.

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  19. emily jane

    Aloha Ms. Em! I very much loooooved The Lake House so when I saw this post I immediately ran out and picked up an issue of Country Living -unfortunately it was the June issue :( .. I have since been to 5 or 6 or stores but have not been able to find the May issue.?! Can’t wait to hear -and see!- all about it here in the blog. Congratulations on all the wonderful you’ve got going on in your life!
    best, emily jane

  20. Ms. C

    Great spread! Quick question: Did you ever receive the Jensen Chair? I remember you posting about it but it’s not in the pictures and I’m wondering if it was something the stylist swapped out or if it didn’t make the final cut. If the latter, I’d love to hear your feedback!

    • Emily

      Yes we did! the stylist did switch it out which I didn’t exactly agree with which is why i want to show my pics, too. I’ll keep you posted, though. xx

  21. MMJ

    Where oh where did you get those rattan(?) round coffee tables? I want them.

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