by laura janning

The Project of the Summer- Lake House

July 23, 2014

I have only done a few projects this summer which has been wonderful because honestly I have never felt more in touch with my kids, husband and household. If something was to get done, it was on "summer time"...... similar to, island time.  But there is one project that I have really been looking forward to since the summer began.......
Project Lake House

Me and the kids are packed up and heading north to Tennessee, to spend some time with my niece, sisters and mother at this beautiful house. While I am here, in between lake time and celebrating the twins birthday, I will be revisiting a few rooms that need some decor updates. 
This house is so special to me (and no, I do not own it but get to stay when I want...family perks) because I was there at the beginning of the building process, when it all started and looked like this.

That's me...notebook in one hand, phone in the other overseeing the stair installation. The owners live in another state so having somebody relatively close was ideal during the construction stage.... which was very slow. Island time, except in the mountains. Where the closest Walmart and Piggly Wiggly are one hour away.
And here I am below, 8 months pregnant with the twins .... house almost finished.  

7 years later, it's time to update and enhance a few of the rooms including this bedroom

and an outdoor living space

But don't worry, I will share an entire house tour with the updates when I get back....if I come back (kidding) although it's really hard to leave serenity and tranquility.
What are you up to this week?

Talk to you next week.

for this chance to get away with the kids....even though 
we will miss dad

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  1. AnonymousJuly 23, 2014

    Woooo, do you get to stay there while you're working on it? Gosh, that is a gorgeous view! I'm really more of a mountain girl than a beach girl. You can keep that hot sun, all that sand that gets EVERYWHERE, and the smell of fish...yeah, one day of the beach and I'm ready to pack up and go home. I know I'm in the minority here, but I'd much rather go to the mountains. A winding stream, shade and sun interspersed, the wind in the pines, the view of the mountains....SIGN ME UP!~~Dee

  2. Oh, aren't you cute pregnant. Have a great time!

  3. What fun!! Sometimes it's easier to decorate someone else's place than our own. The view is wonderful and what inspiration from your surroundings.

  4. What a gorgeous home. Cannot wait to see the updates! Enjoy your time there!

  5. Beautiful home!!!!! Do you rent out??? Lol that's my dream too, a lake or mountain home. But being in IL lake would be more realistic, no mountains too close. I agree with Dee, give me a forest and a lake. I like the beach too, but I'm more a woodsy gal.

  6. What a beautiful home! Have a super fabulous time with your family!!! :) Linda

  7. Oh wow, what a fabulous home and setting. Can't wait to see the pics.

  8. Can't wait to see what you do to this amazing home.

  9. Now that's not fair, a working vacation in that incredible house? Think there are a few of us that might just be a tad envious. Wow that's quite a house and the views? phew. So gorgeous. Will really look forward to seeing what you do with the rooms. Can I have that gorgeous quilt on the bed and shams? love it. Have a great time Laura, enjoy it while you work hard. Poor Dad. Homecoming will be happy.

  10. Wow, what a gorgeous home, can't wait to see the updates! Have a great time and enjoy the rest of your summer with your sweet family : )

  11. Beautiful home! Can I move in, I promise to pick up after myself!

  12. I can't wait to see it, either! Gorgeous house!

  13. So, so unbelievably gorgeous!!...and now I cannot wait to see the rest!...Have fun and enjoy your family!

  14. Wow, what an amazing home. You are so lucky to get to spend time there. Can't wait to see more.


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