Lake House Style

By Kate Riley August 14, 2017

If you’ve followed my Instagram stories, you know I was up in Lake Tahoe for a few days, it was the perfect end to summer. I was with a group of girlfriends hiking trails and hanging out on the water, and it was bliss.

I’ve been thinking about investing in a little cabin up there for a while, after my most recent trip I have my heart set on it. After I sell the Las Vegas property I’ll be browsing MLS for the perfect little place near the lake to fix up next year. On to new adventures!


bear hill interiors

I could never afford house on the water but a little cabin down a bike path will do just fine. I couldn’t help but seek out some inspiration and I came across some beautiful homes showcasing the variety in lake house style.

My favorite elements are the copious amounts of wood and stone to pull the outdoors in. I also like seeing the white shiplap walls mixed with wood tones for depth and contrast. Don’t forget a touch of lake themed decor like vintage oars and glass fishing floats! Click on links below the images for full house tours.








andrew brown interiors



at home in arkansas 



lily pad cottage



house beautiful



midwest living



style at home

I hope you enjoyed these past few months of summer, I certainly made a lot of great memories! I’m not quite ready to jump into fall, the weather is just too warm. We will be starting the harvest season soon here in Wine Country so I plan to be out and about in a few regions capturing it on camera in September and October.

My next project here at home is a powder room makeover. This week I’m installing wallpaper above and shiplap below and also a new brass faucet. I’ll have that refreshed space to share next week.


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley August 11, 2017

Hello hello! Hope your August is treating you well! I’m off to Lake Tahoe for the weekend to celebrate a best friend’s birthday then it’s back to school and back to work next week.

I made a lot of progress on the house in Vegas this week, mostly little things like meeting with plumbers and electricians, and swapping out old light fixtures for new ones. The carrara quartz countertops are going in next week and they are gorgeous. The cabinets are a combination of taupe and white and the hardware is a beautiful matte brass. I can’t wait to share the finished kitchen and bathroom spaces later this fall.

Favorite links from the week below:

I loved browsing this stylist’s portfolio. Beautiful work!

Lots of eye candy in this British Colonial style seaside home.

A fun and eclectic playroom tour.

I absolutely adore this staircase runner.

Gorgeous blue and white pattern in this bathroom makeover.

I found these reflections so inspiring this week.

Interesting: how not to be singled out on the street by a predator.

So great, this 9 year old’s NASA job application.

I love this lady’s perspective.

Enjoy your weekend. :)