Today’s the last Sunday in July and since it’s mid-summer it seems only fitting that today’s charming home tour features a lakehouse! Tanya at Dans le Lakehouse has been transforming her Lake Superior home since she and hubby purchased it a little over a year ago. They enjoy a gorgeous lakeside view and are doing a fabulous job redecorating.
Tanya’s colorful kitchen is perfect for a lakeside home! Note how the artwork on the wall mimics the shape and size of the window next to it. I love that the picture has a pop of red in it. Red always plays beautifully with turquoise.
Pyrex collectors will love the pieces on Tanya’s kitchen shelves. My grandmother had lots of Pyrex and I wish I would’ve kept it. Instead, I think most of her pieces sold at a garage sale before they downsized into a smaller dwelling.
Tanya’s living room has a mid-century modern feel with plenty of windows for viewing the lake. Tanya painted the fireplace a rich gray and carries some of the kitchen’s turquoise into this space. It’s a great way to unify rooms that are open and adjacent to each other.
Tanya hung a playful George Nelson bubble lamp over her teak table in the dining room … and I love it! Even though I’m a farmhouse style girl at heart, I still appreciate many other decorating styles and mid-century modern is one of them. The light fixture draws your eye up to the cathedral ceiling and expansive windows.
You’ll find lots of interesting artwork throughout Tanya’s home, like the paintings you see here in the hallway. White walls keep the hall light and bright, and puppy creates a great focal point in the distance!
When Tanya redecorated her bathroom, she kept the mint green counter top and it looks great with the gray paint on her cabinets. Sometimes it’s good to keep a home’s original finishes, provided they’re in decent shape.
More turquoise works its way into Tanya’s office in the form of curtains and a painting.
The same turquoise tab curtains can be found in Tanya’s master bedroom. The green pillows on the bed create a pleasing contrast. Another contrast is the metal headboard paired with the soft white comforter. Tanya has a gift for pairing unlike objects and decor. It makes a room more interesting.
Tanya and her hubby are lucky to have this guest house on their Lake Superior property.
Not only do they have a lakefront view, but they enjoy an expansive piece of property with a variety of trees. The wide staircase is a nice touch off the back deck.
This picture is from Tanya’s trip to Budapest, Hungary where she spent 4 months. I wanted to include this in the tour because both my husband and I are Hungarian. We’d love to someday visit the country where our ancestors came from. Maybe someday!
To see more of Tanya’s home decorating and DIY projects, be sure to visit her at Dans le Lakehouse.
To see other house tours, visit my Charming Home Series page!