Project Reveal: A Classy Spring Lake Cottage becomes a Main Residence for a Family of Six


What a dream project—this space was so much fun to design!! When this project came along, I'd been drooling over the designs of interior designer Jessica Helgerson and hoping for a project in that realm to come along; a core style distinction for her firm is classic, historic architecture mixed with modern furniture/decor. When I first walked into this space, I was SO excited because of the classic bones in this house!

If you remember back to our update post for this project, our client described their style as "Rustic Glam". Not our typical style profile here at LFID, but I think we were able to capture what our client was looking for while still bringing in our LFID signature style profile (lots of neutrals/textures with layers of vintage and modern pieces).

The home sits tucked on the most beautiful corner lot of Spring Lake—so basically lake on all sides! The house was our client's childhood home and they recently inherited the property. Over the summer, the home went through a major renovation—we're talking adding a master bedroom over what used to be a super tall open living room, all new kitchen, bathrooms added to every bedroom; yeah, it was major!—our task being to cover the furnishings and decor for the home.

The spaces to be furnished included:

  • Entry

  • Office

  • Family Room / Formal Sitting Area

  • Dining Room / Breakfast nook

  • Guest Bedroom

  • 2 Teen / College Age Bedrooms

  • Master Bedroom

Let's just say, we had our work cut out for us! Here are a few shots from installation day (AKA CHRISTMAS MORNING FOR ME!!):

Yeah, that's a solid stone table top. It was EXTREMELY heavy! THANKS, SCOTT!

Mr. Nick Hopkins hard at work hanging all our client's FANTASTIC artwork.

The main floor included the entry, office, family room, and dining area. The floor plan is essentially a big loop, starting with the entry, swinging around clockwise to the office, formal sitting, family room, and then kitchen and dining area which loops back around to the entry. Here are a few shots of the main floor:

// ENTRY //

// OFFICE //

// DINING & BREAKFAST NOOK //

// FAMILY ROOM & FORMAL SITTING AREA //

Upstairs, we had four bedrooms to furnish and style. The two girls wanted a breezy bohemian vibe, and the guest room would serve as their oldest son's room when he's back from school. Finally, the master bedroom (my favorite space in the house!), would be a dreamy oasis overlooking the lake with a beautiful balcony, long, pooling drapes, and a beautiful layered neutral color palette.

Take a look at the upstairs here:

// GUEST BEDROOM //