House Tour

Welcome to our old home fondly known as The Lily Pad Cottage. We built this lovely little lake house in 2010 and just passed it on to new owners.   We are just beginning the adventure again, building a brand new lake home in the next bay over. I hope you’ll enjoy this tour and stick around to see how the next house unfolds.

(click on the blue highlighted links to magically whisk you away for more info on each room)


Come on in!

Don’t worry about the sand I swear my kids have dragged half the sandbox in here already…

This is our  front entry, I love decorating with vintage items and flea market finds, and the Mr. just LOVED helping me with this new planked wall.

Planked Entry

From there we head straight to my favorite spot the kitchen.  We all tend to hang out in here…

White Kitchen with wood range hood

White Kitchen with wood range hood

White Kitchen with wood range hood

The kitchen is part of our main living space which is pretty much one big room with our kitchen, dining area and living room. We wanted to keep this open so we could all hang out together when I’m cooking, the Mr. is working on his computer or the kids are chasing the dog around the couch.



This is our dining area.

Fall Dining Area

Lake House Decor

From the calm and peaceful (at least when it’s not dinner time) dining room, straight into the mudroom – which is normally complete chaos.

Grey Lake House Mudroom

Off the mudroom is this cute little half bath, see all the details here.

Striped Bathroom

We can also take a swing thru the laundry room, which NEVER looks this clean, I can’t actually see the floor in this room in real life at the moment – so feel special that I spiffied up in here for you all.


Let’s run upstairs and check out the bedrooms.

This is our master bedroom.  It’s under construction at the moment but here are a few sneak peaks of my new DIY Faux Headboard. Stay tuned for more changes in here.

Coastal Master Bedroom Decor

My absolute FAVORITE spot in the whole house, is my bathroom. It’s so calm in here, it’s definitely my place to restore my sanity after a long day with the kiddos.

Lake House Master Bath

Relaxed yet?

Lake House Master Bathroom

You are now entering the kid land section of the tour, beware of stepping on stray legos! Everything in here was designed around our 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son and they love to play in these spaces.

First up the playroom – which never, ever looks this clean, if you open those big toy closets you will be buried under an avalanche of barbies and matchbox cars…

Colorful Playroom Decor

Colorful Playroom Decor

Our library bookcase complete with ladder is one of my favorite DIY’s.

Library Ladder bookcase

My daughter’s  big girl room, we had so much fun designing this girly room together.

Big Girl Bedroom - Anthropologie Wallpaper

My son’s nursery just got a nautical big boy makeover too which he loves.


And since we are in the midst of potty training I’ll show you our kids bath too!

Kids Bathroom -

Our new sunroom was an addition we added in 2014 and quickly became the favorite spot in the house.

Lake House Blue and White Sunroom

Lake House

Lake House

Lake House

 Our Backyard – the very best part of our house!

The Lily Pad Cottage backyard

 Thanks for taking the tour!