South Meets Lake- Cottage Tour- Part 3

At the beginning of the year, I shared part 1 and part 2 of the #VWSouthMeetsLake Cottage Tour. It's safe to say that these last two rooms are long overdo. If you've missed or forgotten what the cottage looked like, simply click on the links above. Honestly, posting about this cottage in the summer time seems much more fitting. There are traces of the water, nature, and nautical life throughout this cottage. The main color scheme of the house is blue and green, but accents of warm tones run through-out, as well.

The family room is right off of the kitchen and overlooks the backyard. This room gets the best light in the house, so it's where the majority of the plants reside. The family spends most of their time playing and relaxing in this room. I wanted it to have some southern charm so I used a coffee table with a rough wood finish, antique accents, a chesterfield sofa, and a large picture of a live oak tree over the sofa. Just like every other room in the house, nothing is too precious. I mixed materials and patterns to create interest, but also so that if something ever needs to be changed out, it can be done without making it look like a piece of a "set" is missing.

Photo from real estate listing

Photo from real estate listing

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The Master Bedroom is next to the family room. This room has a window, doors to the bathroom and backyard, and large closet doors which leaves very little wall space for furniture. Any furniture that was used needed to feel light and fresh so that the room wouldn't feel weighed down. Along with that, I wanted to use a paint color that would bounce light and still give the room a calming feeling. I went through so many paint color samples and NOTHING I had used before felt right. I finally landed on pink, of all colors. Getting the correct shade of pink was crucial to make sure it would not feel like a baby girl's nursery.


Pink can really intensify once it's covering the walls, but this pink feels like a warm, glowing sunset over the water. I combined it with accents of black, blue, and green to pull it a little more towards the masculine side.


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