Warm and inviting rustic lake house on Grand Traverse Bay

This charming lake house reflects rustic warmth at every turn, designed by , located on Grand Traverse Bay, a bay of Lake Michigan. Every room throughout this home radiates with touches of personality, inviting one to relax and stay awhile. Spaces seem to seamlessly flow from one to the next, while expansive windows invites the outdoors in. Views out to the bay creates a haven of tranquility for all that reside or visit this seaside abode. The interior design scheme features a serene palette of colors that picks of hues from its surrounding environment. There is an aesthetic balance of elegance and functionality that melds perfectly in this family home. This balanced approach helps to create comfortable and cohesive interior spaces. Notice the mix of old and new throughout the interiors, such as the salvaged window set on the fireplace mantel.

A roaring fire on a cool day makes this room ultra cozy. We love the comfortable sofa and h pillows, the textural area rug that adds warmth underfoot. All of the decorative details that adds character, the window treatments that helps to soften the space. So much to admire in one room!

What We Love: The cozy porch with its inviting views is our favorite area of this Grand Traverse Bay home, so relaxing. The serene color scheme with its beachy hues really helps to soften this cabin-like space, making it feel bright and airy. We could imagine spending all day here enjoying a fire and unwinding while on a vacation. The rest of the home offers some fantastic architectural elements throughout. With beautiful built-ins to showcase the homeowners personal items and cozy decorative elements that creates a warm, homey feel. Speaking of warmth, we also love all of the wood paneling used on the walls and ceilings.

Readers, what are you loving about this home tour, is there any particular element that stands out to you?

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Above: The four-season porch offers a cabin-like feel with an antler chandelier suspended from soaring wood clad ceilings and a mounted deer head on the wall. All of the wood (ceilings and walls) and the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace adds to the rusticity of the home.

Above: The dining rooms features a mix of chairs, with wing back chairs flanking the ends and ebony hued Sanctuary Spindle Back Side Chairs along the sides ().

Above: The living room features a sectional sourced from , chairs from and an area rug that pulls the space together, sourced from . Suspended from the ceiling is a Smyth Chandelier in Gunmetal Bronze (). The paint color is Unusual grey by Sherwin Williams.

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Above: The paint color in the guest bedroom is Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter.

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Photos: Courtesy of KP Designs & Associates