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Wednesday
Jul222015

A lakeside weekend home

This lakeside weekend home in North Carolina is an absolute DREAM! (And OMG it's a WEEKEND home?!?!) As I always say, a 'cottage' is where you can get away with anything. Here, the owners nixed the idea of a dining room in favour of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table, and instead of a traditional boat dock opted for a 'party dock' - a floating lounge complete with wet bar, TV, swimmer's platform and loungey furnishings. There's even a bedroom converted into a gym with climbing wall. All made absolutely beautiful thanks to interior designer Heather Garrett. Perfectly rustic yet perfectly sophisticated and the perfect summer hangout. (In case you missed Heather's loft, it's here)

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Tuesday
Jan142014

I'm on the porch

"Hi! Come on through. I'm out here on the porch." That would be my usual greeting to callers if I owned this Upstate New York home by CWB Architects. I might just never move. A place to daydream and drift off, a place to relax, to listen to the gurgle of the stream that runs by. I think the one thing I love more than that porch is the property's name ... Bug Acres of Woodstock. Now you know the reason for the porch.

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Thursday
Aug152013

Porch

I have always loved big porches. When big enough they're like a whole other room. To curl up with a book and a glass of wine, wrapped up in a blanket, enjoying the fresh air.....

photography: Joe Schmelzer