While I spend a few more days in the desert enjoying the rugged landscape and healing sunshine, you might expect me to blog about Mediterranean style stucco mountain homes or pueblo architecture. But I’m still more drawn to airy white lake houses and classic coastal designs. So let’s return our attention to a blog favorite. This White Low Country Coastal Lake Cottage by Lisa Furey will inspire with design ideas and resources for creating the look (with the exact paint colors, furniture, and decor).
Create This Look: White Low Country Coastal Lake Cottage
Architect: Court Atkins Interior Design: Lisa Furey Interiors Photography: Lindsey Shorter
When I discussed this inspiring Palmetto Bluffs coastal cottage project, Lisa Furey said the architecture was actually a result of seeing a photo of a property she saw online.
As far as I know, she never did find out the name of the architect responsible for the inspiration house she found.
Furey calls the property: “My own little slice of heaven on earth.” The goal was to create a low country coastal design which would not scream ‘beach house.’
The location? Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC.
This home is sited on a lake across from a nature preserve so the views to the outdoors were extremely important.
In less than 2,000 square feet, Furey designed it with both ‘open and airy’ in mind.
Inside, you’ll find: vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, glass doors and floating stairs.
As far as furnishings, the house is decorated with freshened traditional design, durable finishes and fabrics, space saving ideas, and the unexpected.
I’m sure you’ll agree the results are stunning, inspiring, and so perfect for modern coastal living in a relatively small space.
Don’t you love this lake house’s kitchen with its showstopping tile, modern farmhouse design elements, and timeless coastal feel?
The board and batten exterior has so much character!
The entry has a simple, clean, unfussy, and minimal mood.
And who can have a lake house porch without a porch swing? (Notice the haint blue painted ceiling.)
This property is actually three structures: a main house, carriage house, and guest house. Wouldn’t it be dreamy to be able to design three separate little kitchen areas?
Main House, Carriage House, Guest House
White Vaulted Living Room in Main House
Coastal Cottage Entry in Main House
Open Concept in Main House
Blue & White Powder Room
Blue and White Custom Schumacher Pillows
I love the custom throw pillows Furey chose for the great room (made from an indigo and white linen fabric by Schumacher called Andromeda). Here they are:
I happen to love the Belgian style York Slope Arm sofa (below) from Pottery Barn, and I actually made myself comfy on it today at Pottery Barn where I helped a client (yep, I said client) shop for a new home.
Minimal Modern Staircase
Low Country Coastal Kitchen Design
Shiplap and White Painted Wood Paneling
Coastal Cottage Style Bedrooms
Charming Porch With Swing Off Bedroom
Need some advice for choosing a white paint color? See this helpful post.
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Create the Look of This Lovely Lake House
Front Porch: Get the Look!
Blue cabinet color: Benjamin Moore CSP 600 Andes Summit.
Barn Door Hardware is Rustica: Find here.
Living Room – Get the Look!
While this is not the exact flooring, here are some options for a similar look with engineered flooring.
Staircase in a Modern Traditional Lake House
Sphere Light Fixture
Coastal Cottage Paint Color Ideas
Grey Paint Color on Vanity
Master Bathroom Vanity Paint: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith.
Kitchen Island Paint Color
Grey Kitchen Island Paint Color: BENJAMIN MOORE Pashmina AF-100
Coastal Blue Paint Color
Blue cabinet in entry color: BENJAMIN MOORE Andes Summit.
Dining Room Design Elements
Here is a cost friendly alternative to the other pendants.
While these aren’t the chairs on the deck, they might feel at home here.
Create the Look: Low Country White Kitchen
Blue & White Bedroom: Create the Look
Classic Lake House Bathroom
Coastal Style Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom Design Resources
Coastal Cottage Video
For your own private open house tour, go inside by viewing this video!
Hungry for even more design details from this home, including more of the kitchen’s lovely design resources? Stay tuned!
Peace to you right where you are.
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