The structure of this home is perfect for an amazing transformation. Beginning the Burt Lake project was truly an exciting adventure.
We were privileged to start with a fabulous octagon shaped area surrounded by windows with spectacular views of the lake. Our intention was to bring the outdoors in while providing function and good use of space. We were able to accomplish this by selecting natural products and coordinating comfort and style.
The Lorts antique distressed round dining table and base is finished with a high gloss wax for durability and is surrounded by Lee Natchez Granite fabric placed on Lorts armless side chairs. Six fit comfortably around the 72” solid round table with two positioned in the room for pull up with additional guests. As chairs have become larger to accommodate the increase in the size of Americans, it is important to note that the width of seats creates a tighter fit than in the past. Keep this in mind when selecting for your space. The Fireworks jewel graphite pearl sisal round rug perfectly enhances the space and its pattern coordinates with the upholstered chairs.
The Jonathan Charles limed wood and walnut lined drinks cabinet with hammered bronzed openwork base and abstract leaf details to the doors is inspired by European luxury furniture of the 1940’s. The interior has a mirrored inset and is back lit providing ambient lighting to bounce off crystal wine glasses hanging from above. The interior glistens. This piece completes the look of this fabulous room and takes top position as its focal point. The antler chandelier was the client’s favorite and crowns the room perfectly. Since there is adequate wall space for a buffet server, I commissioned a custom island for the kitchen with a walnut finish countertop on wheels that can be rolled in for dinner parties. This piece maximizes limited space in both areas while providing function and style.
The client requested a spa like feel with rustic influences to capture the ‘up north feel’. She also requested a desk/vanity for storage and function. We delivered on all points. The Century bed with a leather surround and branch posts combines today’s design influences with the great outdoors.
The Bernhardt side chests and dresser provide plenty of storage while exhibiting style and convenience.
The auto closure drawers and push style openings make this piece a gem. The lamps by Rejuvenation were the client’s pick and worked well with the furnishings.
The waterfall area rug by Surya complete the look with warmth, comfort and color to coordinate client’s artwork over the bed. The built in vanity by Stillwater Cabinetry of Petoskey has plenty of storage space behind beautiful custom painted doors.
The mirror hides medicine cabinet shelves for additional storage. The lighting emits perfect hues for applying make up and dressing table function. We had the plugs and switches installed inside the upper cabinetry for ease and application. I have used this style in numerous masters and it gets rave reviews from the homeowners.The finish is carried over into the master bathroom cabinetry and the Cambria quartz countertops combine the spaces for uniformity.
Hits all the marks in coziness and design. This living room combines wood, metal, leather, wool and other durable and comfortable fabric choices, in light and dark hues, creating a perfect mixture of textures that compliment each other beautifully. The selections from various manufacturers include a Hancock and Moore leather sofa, wood chairs by Lexington, Tommy Bahama Collection, 2 High-back swivel chairs in a neutral fabric by Century, and Palecek petrified wood waterfall tables on hand-hammered wrought iron bases in a bronze finish and branch floor lamp.
A Global View two-drawer chest with inn pulls separates the century swivels. Everything works in unison to create a whimsical yet rustic feel. Many of the clients personal items were included in the design process to make this space unique and interesting. The antique bench makes a perfect coffee table. The hide rug adds interest and sets wood-encased swivel chairs apart and the wheel end table brings in a “Motor City” influence.
It can be placed in front of or behind the chairs in this design. The exceptional, custom-built Rough Sawn wood bookcase by Harborview Building of Petoskey, houses a 60″ TV behind sliding barn doors on Aspen black-iron hardware. The added beams and frames to display an antique postcard collection, add warmth to this large space surrounded by windows. Two pillows in hide on the sofa and with sewn-on embellishments on the Century swivel, high-back chairs complete the look. Neutrals have been contrasted with a patterned Loloi (Hermitage Tobacco) rug to add a splash of color and highlight different finishes throughout the room. As a bonus, this patterned rug will hide just about anything. The hide rug under the wood-framed chairs adds interest and sets apart a separate sitting area while complimenting the overall look of the room.
Want to see more? Be sure to check out our Houzz page too by Clicking Here.
©2018 All Rights Reserved, Photography by Mike Gullon