A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace separates the living room from the entryway, making the two spaces feel extra cozy. Meanwhile, a neutral sectional and two chevron-patterned armchairs ensure that there are enough seats for guests.
This cozy den simply wouldn't be complete without a fireplace. Notice how the designers used wood beams and a wood entertainment center to complement the rustic feature and make it feel like a natural part of the room.
To make the most of the home's floor plan (and create even more space for entertaining), the designers converted the basement into a den. A built-in entertainment unit houses the TV, with shelves on either side for DVDs, while a sectional and ottoman encourage everyone to cuddle up for a movie night.
From the hallway, guests can enjoy a glimpse of the living room and -- just beyond that -- the gorgeous lake views. Reclaimed wood beams and a stone accent wall bring in some natural texture and speak to the lake house's rustic location.
Turning left off the living room leads visitors into the dining area. Here, a modern wood table and eight gray slipper chairs create a stylish spot to break bread, while reclaimed wood beams and a Craftsman-esque door continue the rustic touches.
Kate Landers of Kate Landers Events created an underwater wonderland any girl would adore. She used a white ruffle shower curtain as a backdrop for the dessert table, which "adds a perfect shabby chic element and looks like white ruffled waves — perfect for an under-the-sea celebration," she says. She believes repurposing items is a must when it comes to decorating your child's birthday party. In this case, she used a chandelier from the bedroom to hang over the dessert table. The addition has a sparkling appearance without any extra cost. Photo by Open Shade Studios
No lake house would be complete without a patio that overlooks the water. A large outdoor rug anchors the main sitting area, which boasts two comfortable sectionals and two square coffee tables, while four lounge chairs offer a space for some reading or reclining.
A wall-to-wall mirror reflects the natural light in this master bathroom, opening the space up and making it seem even larger! To contrast the crisp white walls, the designers brought in a dark, reclaimed wood vanity with his-and-her sinks and a caged chandelier in black. A round, metallic tub waits in the corner for when the owners need to relax before bed.
This sleek black fireplace was designed as a statement piece for the living room. It was made with a material called archistone that looks like a concrete product but can be manipulated and colored any way the client wants it. The hearth was made from a huge boulder that was craned into place. The result is a gorgeous space that feels modern yet true to its rustic setting.
Have you ever seen a prettier powder room? Here, the designers used wallpaper with a metallic finish, a textured mirror, teardrop-like pendants and a basin sink to create a small space that's full of interest.
Located in the charming village of Mt. Pleasant, The Artist Collective is the brainchild of contemporary art entrepreneur Allison B. Williamson. A hometown girl who has periodically left Charleston in the service of her art education, Williamson has created a bright, comfortable alternative to the usual white cube, slightly intimidating gallery norm. Filled with work by a host of Williamson's represented artists—many of whom specialize in color, coastal themes and easy-on-the-eyes work—the Artist Collective also plays host to several artist studios and provides an easygoing way for art fans to dip a toe into collecting art or expand an existing collection. Williamson has expanded her brick and mortar collective presence to Atlanta, Nashville and Washington, D.C. and her artists are also available for anyone to peruse on the Artist Collective website.
As far as master bedrooms go, this one is a serious stunner. Vaulted ceilings and sleek glass windows open the space up, while an upholstered platform bed becomes the perfect spot to relax. Notice, too, how the tree branch-inspired light fixture and reclaimed wood accent wall bring the outdoors inside.
With floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides, this great room takes full advantage of its lakefront setting. Reclaimed wood beams pull some of that natural texture in, while a large gray sofa and four armchairs create a comfortable sitting area within sight of the water.
This entryway is masculine and modern, with a dark wood staircase and a stone accent wall offset by a stretch of white. A large piece of contemporary art brings some punchy color into the space as well.