|Majestic reclaimed wood beams, a super tall white wood paneled and plank covered fireplace, and 2.5 story windows create an awe inspiring rustic living room. (above)|
Lately have been drawn to things rustic for some reason...I don't know why...not my usual aesthetic...but as of late, I've come across some wonderfully rustic retreats and have started having rustic retreat dreams! Normally when I think rustic, I think woodsy outdoors, rugged lifestyle, rough hewn surfaces. Now when I think rustic...I will only think of this house!
This home pictured here is one of the best rustic retreats I've seen. It is in Lake Martin, Alabama...a lake somewhere between Montgomery and Birmingham it seems. To me, this house is somewhere between perfect and perfection. Built for a young couple as their vacation dream house, it fits the bill as my dream lake house too...huh wonder if they would share?
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles Magazine featured this spectacular lake home designed my new favorite interior design firm, Alabama and Florida based Tracery Interiors.
I love this home in fact...it's a perfect mix of rustic with some French influences, lots of white and wood tones, with simple classic lines that are so easy on the eye.
Turns out, the designer says only natural materials were used both in and out...no sheet rock or drywall on the walls in this home. Bathrooms walls are covered in marble, bedroom walls are wood planks painted white, and living room ceiling is architecture at its best being made entirely of reclaimed wood!
Okay...now I'm getting stressed. I need a retreat. I need this house. I'm tired. Worked until 12:30a working on a project with new COCOCOZY assistant KS and didn't get to sleep until 2:30a. And then need to be into regular work by 9a. I need a rustic getaway that is not so rustic...just like this...no camping rusting for me...this casual but luxurious rustic is perfect for where I am at right now! I'll stop whining now so you can enjoy this lakeside home!
|The second seating area in the large living room. (above)|
|The white kitchen features two center islands...one for prepping food, one for dining! (above)|
|Must love a well organized pantry with a library style ladder on wheels that helps get to hard to reach upper cabinets. (above)|
What do you think of this lake vacation home? Take it or leave it? Anything in particular you like? Anything that would work for you in your ideal rustic retreat?
Photos: Atlanta Homes &Lifestyles Magazine