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Interiors Tour: Lock and Leave Waterfront Retreat
November 15, 2019 in Interiors Tour | no comments

We have a very special project that we will be touring with you this month on our weekly Friday blog. We have teased this project on our Instagram and we received so much positive feedback that we think you will enjoy seeing the spaces all together! This Lakeway “lock and leave” has a little bit of everything that includes a dash of Southern charm, plenty of monograms, and intentional details that make the home as unique as the homeowners. Today we will start with the main living spaces of this home, which includes the living room, kitchen and breakfast room!


When our clients decided to sell the family home they had lived in for nearly 25 years near downtown Austin and move to a 3,008 square foot laidback Lakeway lock and leave home, our design team was brought in to transform their compact space into a cozy and calm respite for the family to settle into. The waterfront home, with an efficient floor plan, was the perfect retirement option for our clients who were looking to downsize.

At first, the couple’s grown children resisted the idea of their parents selling the home that the family of four grew up in. However, as the idea of retiring at the lake settled in, the entire family embraced the ease and serenity of a lakeside property. For their ‘grown-up’ home, only a handful of personal items were going to make it into their new lakeside retreat. Everything else from the couple’s china to towels needed to be replaced for a fresh new start.

In the design of the home, our clients wanted their lake house to have a European flavor mixed with an undeniable dose of Southern warmth. The home’s interiors are layered with sophisticated choices that reflect the homeowner’s mature tastes, while also staying cognizant of the casual temperament of the lakeside home.

Breakfast Room

In the kitchen you will find luxe lighting, while in the breakfast room you will find sentimental accents like a gallery wall of framed children’s books and family monograms to make the space feel like home. Beautiful Anna Weatherly china on top of custom monogrammed placemats make the table setting feel even more inviting and charming.

Living Room

The kitchen and breakfast room open up to the living room. We wanted the space to offer plenty of comfortable seating for all of the dinner parties the family plans to host.

We tend to get many recliner requests. Attractive options are hard to find, but we believe these are a great option if you must-have a recliner. This option still makes a space look neat and pulled together. The recliners are paired with brass reading lights, a monogrammed blanket, and a punchy velvet printed pillow.

Here is another look into the kitchen and breakfast room. The main spaces feel elegant, yet casual enough to feel just like home.

This Lakeway lock and leave has a warm, inviting charm that the whole family can gather in. It is the proper space for a tight knit family to plan for plenty more decades of memories and time spent together. Next week we will tour even more spaces in this home.