Howdy Weekend . . .
As I type, my long time clients, are heading up to their little weekend place on Lake James. I cannot wait for them to see what Kade and I did on Thursday ! One of those fabulous kind of clients that just let us do our thing which I love, love, love. During the middle of this past year .. pandemic filled... like many a friend, found a place to escape to in that school was remote and work was remote.. it was a thing for sure. Lake James is close to Charlotte and within 2 hours you are on the prettiest lake in the remote quite.
This house was like most. Stained honey color wood, wood, wood, everywhere. The bones though.. were great. I jumped in to help style wise. Nothing crazy just paint, some new furniture in the main living areas, and major porch attention. We decided the bedrooms can wait ..
So here's where we started ! The main living area. Painted the entire thing SW Alabaster White with the bookcases in Ben Moore Iron Mountain - done. I then ordered the furniture.. yes.. we waited and waited but this past week was the DAY !!!! Thanks for the patience in letting us install all at once !!! Much more fun that way. So new sectional, two fabulous swivel chairs, rug, coffee table and major accessories. I hit up my new favorite Nav Finds for the goods ! Check them out in Charlotte !!! Tons of unique pieces for a one-of-a-kind look.
We brought our accent color back in the nook and had to hang the fish... came with the house !
The porch wrapped around the side of the house but they had it enclosed and we styled it all up for a little lounging or work space, desk and all. All new comfortable pieces for lots of hanging out.
We decided not to go nuts in the kitchen.. again a little paint did the trick. painted all the wood walls and all the wood cabinets and changed the hardware.. simple. New plumbing and sink and a new countertop helped. With the help of Jacob, created a new "pantry" with floating shelves as there was no pantry !!!
Kept the previous owners table and chairs but added a huge chandelier...
I decided to add these pretty brass picture lights to tie into the new brass faucet. We took the counter top up the wall and curved it .. still cabin like and simple but much more stylish !
Ahhhh the porch.. amazing view of the lake and so, so cozy and cabin like !!! Dining for 10 and new lounging with big comfy chairs.. kinda romantic huh !
Lastly.. a little paper in one of the bedrooms.... stay tuned.. on a mission to finish the rest !
all photo by mekenzie loli
Such a fun install and shoot day.. lots of goodies, and great team of movers who even stuck around and help take apart the chandelier to squeeze through the door !!!! TEAMWORK !
Happy Saturday.. hope they love it !!!!!