Our lakehouse has been the subject of a 10-part video series chronicling 18 months of construction and decorating. It airs here on
Houseandhome.com, on our YouTube channel, and on IGTV. I wrote about our journey winterizing a one season 100-year-old cottage in a regular column during 2021, and featured the main floor of the finished house in the January 2022 issue.
Here are some extra shots that we couldn’t find room for. That’s the beauty of digital!
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The screened porch from the opposite side shows how it opens on to the kitchen. Each side of the porch mirrors the other with matching sofas from Gloster, an armchair and ottoman and a clipper teak coffee table. The area rug is a fine woven mat made of soft jute. In the background you can see our new BBQ pavilion which is so great when it rains or snows. We like to fire up the grill all year long.
Here is a corner shot of the great room with the panelled door closed. You can barely tell it’s there. You can see the edge of the vintage flatweave rug that supplied the color palette for the room.
Here is a great shot of the great room that highlights the
Montauk sofa and chairs in mohair velvet. The throw pillows came from a Vancouver store called TheStyleWell. They look old but in fact they are new, made by artisans from cotton and silk threads. Michel made the live-edge coffee table from Claro Walnut.
Alberto Pinto, the famed Parisian designer, was a lifelong friend of Michel’s. I visited him in his Paris Atelier and apartment and both were amazing. He died in 2012 and his burial in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris was a beautiful tribute to a great man. This is one in a series of wonderful books about his work.
Here you can see a great sightline from the kitchen through to the mudroom. The runner is a vintage Turkish rug from Elte.
Here’s a close up of the cement pendants in the kitchen. They are from Fornasetti and they bring a contemporary edge to the room.
The high shelf over the stove wall is perfect for displaying my earthenware and accessory collections.
Bloomsbury Kitchens made our cabinets. Among the bespoke options is a flatware drawer that lights up when opened. Great for late night snacks!
In the mudroom, the tall wine fridge and tall freezer by
Sub-Zero are hidden behind beadboard doors painted in Benjamin Moore’s Mortar (CC-574). The floor is made of sliced, old bricks brought in from Iowa because no one here in Ontario could supply them. I tried!
Here Candace Thompson, who is a designer with LRDS, is testing
Miele’s Bagless Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Turbo vacuum, and I’m using their new Triflex HX1 vacuum. It’s great to keep one of these cordless models on hand for quick clean up jobs.
The bathroom off “Woody’s Room,” a favorite guest suite, features a brass freestanding sink base topped by polished Carrara Marble. The little porcelain table next to the tub is from Anthropologie. The motorized blinds are “Pecan” from Hunter Douglas.
The shower floor is river rock.
The second guest room on the main floor (“Mom’s Room”) features a wonderful shower stall, with another river rock floor and a
Kohler vanity in creamy white.
You can see the great looking shower faucet set, also from Kohler.
Our bedroom feels like a sanctuary. The
Samsung TV is our guilty pleasure. The cube night tables are from Elte. The bedding is by Lemieux et Cie from HBC.
Here is a close up of my side of our closet.
California Closets supplied and installed the wonderful hanging and drawer system. Each side has an antique lamp with a rock crystal and brass base that I’ve had in storage for years.
I added vintage knobs from The Door Store.
Our siding from
is amazing. We clad our whole house in these wide boards used horizontally, and finished it with a bleaching oil to help the color age evenly to a soft silver grey.
Author: Lynda Reeves
House & Home January/February 2022