8 Great Lake House Design Ideas

Do's and don'ts for designing a waterfront vacation home

By Lisa Frederick

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DO blend rustic surfaces

Lake homes shouldn't read as too sleek. Rough-hewn ceiling beams, worn wood flooring, nubby textiles, and distressed furnishings create the comfortably worn look that complements the natural environs.

For more ideas, see Beamed Ceilings to Shiver Your Timbers.
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by Suzanne Tucker

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