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Project Reveal: Lakeside Charmer

Designing for clients is a gift we don't take for granted at Meghan Blum Interiors. When our clients come back for 1,2, or even 3 more projects with us- that's really a treat! This was a full furnishings & decor design project for our client at their family home in Clear Lake, IA. This home had been passed through generations, so we knew we had something special cut out for us. Keep scrolling to see the full reveal!


timeless, traditional. & playful design


furnishings & decor

The palette for #LakesideCharmer was blue, white, and green. Designing with a blend of pattern fabrics and solid staples brought these spaces to life. Texture, authenticity, and softness were a priority so it felt inviting and comfortable for family and guests visiting. For this project, we designed the living room, sitting and dining room, master bedroom, three guest bedrooms, and a kid & adult-friendly bunk room. We also provided mirrors and lighting to the bathrooms.

the living room:

the not-so-formal sitting and dining room:

From patterns to colorways, we love the way this space turned out. It's a restful spot to watch the lake activity and catch up with family on life. We designed the full space with new furnishings, decor, and rugs. However, two things we used from our client were the dining table and chairs. We had the dining chairs painted in Inland by Sherwin Williams with a high gloss finish to bring in that coastal touch. The peekaboo fabric on the skirt of the head dining chairs was matched to the side dining chairs and it made such an impact!

the bedrooms:

Designed for fun and resort-style stays, we love how the bedrooms of #LakesideCharmer turned out. This family has generations coming to the lake so the styles and comfortability of the spaces were thoughtful. I always recommend a bunk room for lake homes. We decided to do full-size beds on the bottom bunks with twins on top. That way if more room was needed for adults, they could be comfortable too.

the window treatments:

Captivating custom details are found throughout #LakesideCharmer that we can't go without sharing. The window treatments were some of our favorite pieces to design for the main living rooms. The living room draperies were a beautiful creamy white linen and we paired a scalloped white and blue trim vertically down the sides to offset and create contrast. The baby blue tone on the trim worked perfectly with the bright green and soft blue tones of the sofa pillows.

The roman shades to the right really packed a punch for the not-so-formal sitting and dining room. We didn't want to disrupt the lake views but knew it needed an extra layer to bring warmth and decoration. The Schumacher fabric worked perfectly in our medley or traditional hues.



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