Welcome to Melaine’s lake house outside Seattle, Washington. I’ve been a fan of her blog My Sweet Savannah for a long time and was excited when she offered to give you a tour of her beautiful home. Come on in!
Melaine is a self-taught decorator who started blogging as a way of showcasing her hand-painted furniture and signs.
She describes her style as “traditional with a cottage/vintage twist. I like mixing old and new.”
“Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of creating beautiful spaces. Even before I started grade school I was rearranging my bedroom on my own.”
“My mom would drag me around to garage sales and thrift stores, and now I am doing the same with my kids.”
You can catch a glimpse of the lake outside the dining room windows:
Melaine says the family room is her favorite place in the house because it’s a comfy gathering spot for her family.
I think every lake house needs a stone fireplace…
Her son’s bedroom:
The master bedroom:
She loves dark gray and says the paint color Seal by Martha Stewart is a good one. She also likes Ralph Lauren’s Oatmeal because “It’s a warm off-white, a good neutral.”
Barn doors in the bedroom:
A cozy nook in the hallway:
Looking into the kitchen:
A chalkboard calendar in the kitchen:
Another view of the lake from the kitchen window:
I love how warm this kitchen looks.
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