Work in Progress: New York Lake House

In order to honor the craftsman style of this existing home while interpreting our design-savvy client’s contemporary-neutral aesthetic, our challenge has been clear: to create a new style which does not yet exist.

This lake house redesign is one of the big projects we are working on currently. The existing home is primarily craftsman style in its architecture and features an abundance of orange-toned Douglas Fir interior trimwork. The solid wood itself is inherently beautiful in its own right, however the strong orange tones are in contrast to our client’s desired style- clean and contemporary with a soft, neutral “greige” palette.

Interior design of craftsman homes based upon the same palette of finishes that we have inherited here- Douglas Fir trim, oak floors, slate accents, hunter green deck rails- typically have a “cabin style” or perhaps mid-century modern approach to furnishing and interior design. We have been working to take this same base palette in a whole new, but still cohesive, direction for our client.

This 3D rendering is a small preview of our progress so far in the main living area. We are still continuing to develop it, but when complete, I think this home will be unlike anything any of us has seen before.

Luckily, we love a challenge!

Living-Room-Design 2

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