Along the home's upper level stretches a generous balcony, wide enough to comfortably manage several seating areas, all offering sweeping lake views. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
“The flat was lackluster and definitely needed a facelift,” Chris remembers about his first visit to the space. “It was being shared by 3 folks – each with a bedroom. It had been split off from a neighboring flat many years ago and had not been renovated since then.” Recognizing the potential, however, Chris was quick to take the place and get to work building his vision, starting with the living room. Describing his style as “Bohemian Chic,” the living room is a full display of Chris’ love of eclectic influences. Mid-century seating is surrounded by various types of iconography, sculpture, art and books on fashion and style.
A copper range hood and rust red herringbone backsplash give handsome panache to the kitchen. Slipcovered barstools are a comfortable, yet practical touch. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Chris mixed modern with traditional to create a transitional design style. He paired a tailored, button-tufted, 1960s-style sofa with an ovular, bronze and glass coffee table that has more traditional lines. For rustic, masculine texture, Chris opted for end tables made of driftwood with glass tops. A pair of mid-century modern table lamps added a touch of the unexpected to the space. Altogether the furniture arrangement came to slightly over $2000. After searching for art, Chris couldn't find anything he connected with and instead had a professional photographer shoot his collectible Cutlass convertible, and then had it framed as fine art.
Fun details fill the house with personality, like the rope swing and fireplace on this covered porch and the round porthole-style window in the nearby library. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Tucked amongst the trees, this lovely house manages a nice balance between stately and welcoming. A mix of materials— tin roof, stone pillars—also gives it texture and dimension. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
The lake seems to start right at the edge of the patio, where long twin sofas and a roof overhead make it possible to enjoy the view rain or shine. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
A hallway takes on cozy, library-like dimensions when it's filled with built-in bookshelves. Painted a pale gray, they also maintain the light feel of the rest of the house. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff