All of this daydreaming was inspired by a combination of Seattle's nearly ubiquitous drizzle that has now settled over the city AND Thom Filicia's New York lake house. I love Thom Filicia's palettes and collected feel, but sometimes the spaces feel a bit over accessorized (though he says he loves a spare look). Here are my favorite rooms he created for his cozy lake house:
Now for some elements I would bring to the house. First, a cozy, tranquil bedroom. It is feminine for sure, but not overly so. I always love a big, fluffy duvet - it looks so welcoming (summer or fall), and keeping the look rather monochromatic reminds me of a posh hotel suite. That unfinished wall finishes the look for me, bringing the outdoors in, in a really polished way.
Next, a bright, utilitarian kitchen. Cooking on vacation isn't the number one priority, and this kitchen houses the necessities. I love the pop of apple green inside the upper cabinets. It's something you might not do at home for fear you wouldn't like it for the long haul, but the whimsy works here.