Diane Carroll: Lakeside Living, Southern Style
July 12, 2011
In honor of New England Home’s Land Meets Water issue, which had me swooning over all the lovely waterfront locales up north, I thought I’d share a little Southern-style waterfront living and tempt you with how we relax during the summer months down south.
Yes, our summers are sweltering, and so we seek out the water any time we can. From simply chic little getaways, like this lakeside condo in Arkansas, designed by Risinger Interiorsâ€¦
â€¦to retreats full of rooms with views, like this family vacation home in Arkansas, designed by Bear-Hill Interiors. Watery blues are a favorite cool paletteâ€¦
â€¦as are nature-inspired tone on tone, shown here in a waterfront retreat in South Carolina, designed by Suzanne Kasler.
And here in a lakehouse in Alabama, designed by McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors.
Beautiful big windows keep the emphasis on the lake views, as here in an Alabama lakehouse, designed by Tracery Interiors.
And pops of green bring the outdoors in even more, as in this Georgia getaway, designed by Kay Douglass.
Photo by Rett Peek, courtesy of At Home in Arkansas
My thanks to Kyle and the crew at New England Home for inviting me over. I’ll be back in two weeks with a look at another waterfront option in the South–heading to the beach on the Florida panhandle, where chic and casual collide with wonderful results. I’ll be vacationing there and sharing a trip report on the design treats.
Hope to hear from you! And hope you hop on over to our blog for a visit as well.
A veteran design journalist, Diane Carroll is Editor in Chief of At Home in Arkansas, a highly successful statewide design publication that she and her staff have transitioned into a regional design resource with a thriving online audience and strong social media presence. Previously, Diane served as a regional editor and ongoing contributor for a variety of residential design publications, including Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Renovation Style, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, and a wide range of specialty magazines.