Decor Crush: Lake House Modernized

Lake_15What do you get when you balance just the right amount of rustic style with modern sophistication? You get a stunning lake house of interior designer Thom Filicia. Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the Skaneateles Lake, the 1917 summer house has an open layout with just enough wooden and stone details to give it the country charm and warmth. This home simply exudes light with its soft palette of white, beige and chocolate. Retaining the original wood ceiling beams, log-veneered walls, and stone chimneys the interior is updated with contemporary elements through furniture, decorative accessories and modern artwork. Rich fabrics—velvet, leather and sheepskin—and nautical elements, like rope details and navy patterns, add the perfect contrast to the rough wood and stone finishes of the interior. The result is a welcoming retreat overlooking the lake for a family that loves to entertain with plenty of down-to-earth grace and lighthearted style. And check out the outdoor area, it is to die for!!!