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Lake Cottage Style Summer House Tour 2014 {and awesome Giveaway!}

Woot woot!! It is summer house tour time again!

If you are coming by for the first time, welcome!! I am so glad you are here.

I love summer decorating. We are blessed enough to live on a beautiful freshwater lake and our décor definitely reflects that.

Lake Cottage Style Summer House Tour at The Happy Housie

So come on in and take the tour!!

I’ve got a fun twist planned for you today…. you get to choose the order you take your tour in! 

So meander through our house at your own pace – we are thrilled to have you here.

And at the end there is a fun giveaway for a Keurig Coffee Maker and Godiva Gift Basket for you to enter as well- make sure not to miss that!!

Summer House Tour at The Happy Housie Front Porch

Our front door leads directly into a small entry hall… this year I had added some hits of pink.

And yellow. Yellow is always wonderful in the summer. It makes me feel cheery just to look at it.

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From the entry hall you can turn left and head down the hall to the bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry room or you can turn left and go into the living room.

Now it’s your choice!

Do you want to come in and see the living and dining room first? 

Or head left down the long hallway and see the bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry room? 

head into the living and dining room

head down the hall to the bedrooms

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Did you end up back here after the tour? I hope you enjoyed it!!

Don’t forget to visit the other amazing bloggers who are sharing their home tours all week long. I know I have been lapping up all the inspiration!!

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Finding Silver Pennies | Town and Country Living | Migonis Home


Craftberry Bush | The Hankful House | Life on Virginia Street | So Much Better with Age


House by Hoff | Everyday Enchanting | Maison de Pax | Wicks Nest


My Creative Days | Ella Claire | The Happy Housie | Rooms FOR Rent | The Lily Pad Cottage


Bliss at Home | Southern State of Mind | Designed Decor | The Woodgrain Cottage | 3 Little Greenwoods | Just A Girl and Her Blog | City Farmhouse

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!


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  1. Hi.. just fell into your blog. Gotta say, your house is gorgeous! Love how bright and clean everything looks. I especially love the pops of color everywhere. Your blog is my inspiration!!! Making me think of the oar I should have picked up at the thrift store last week but didn’t.. grrrrr

    1. Hi Christine! Thank you for your sweet comments! I definitely love pops of colour… and a good oar at the thrift store? Well, there is always next time!

  2. How beautiful!!!! I especially love the spindles on you wall gallery over the sofa, the bench on the front porch, the pew in the dining room, and all the high molding/wainscoting (not sure what to call it) adds so much charm. I need this in my home badly!! Great job!

  3. I absolutely love your home. It’s so cozy and colorful and I wonder how you thought up all the neat decorating ideas. I would love to come home to something like that, well actually I don’t work anymore and I have back problems limit what I can do so I guess I would be blessed to spend my whole day outside or relaxing inside. I can’t wait to read all the DIY’s later.

    1. Hello Jennifer- thanks! The blue in the entryway is called Colorado Gray – by Benjamin Moore. It is definitely a blue though- kind of a blue/teal/grey tone.

  4. Just took the tour…love the choice of color and the style…just lovely…. sparks the creative gene in me to get busy again in my home…

  5. Over from Beneath My Heart and all the Boy Mom posts. Such a pretty and cheery home. Question on your ensuite bathroom, what is the blue color please?

    1. Hi Lisa! So glad you came by:) The colour in the master bathroom is called “Ash Blue” by Benjamin Moore.

  6. Love your house! I have the same IKEA furniture as your living room and was wondering if you made the pillows for the backs of the chairs. I love that look and it gives them a nice look and extra color rather than just small pillows.

  7. Krista, I love your summer decor! Really like the board and batten. We used that in our river cottage and love the look. Enjoyed it all!

  8. Krista,this House tour is my favourite one so far.You have such good taste,just liked you on facebook. You can be sure I will be back again and again QQ

  9. Beautiful home and love the colors!! I love all the board and batten!! How often do you clean your walls with all that white?

  10. I agree with you, Krista, yellow is such a lovely and summery colour – your house is beautiful! (Thanks for linking up to the Be Awesome party, lady!)

  11. Oh my goodness, Krista!! You never cease to amaze me, lady!! What a beautiful, happy, bright home!! Please come link it up at Motivational Monday again… I’d love for you to share it with our readers! I was unplugged for 4 days last week so I’m way behind in this tour… I doubt my mountain of laundry will get tackled with is tour I need to catch up on 😉

  12. Krista! Looked at this yesterday and thought I had commented! Love your home and your beautiful bright colors! Thanks so much for sharing! So wonderful taking part in this Tour with you and the others. 🙂 Hugs and Happy Summer!!! xoxo

  13. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures. The colors were all inviting and the best thing was the house was so inviting and comfortable looking!

  14. First, this was such a fun post – love the ‘choose your adventure’ style! Secondly, I just LOVE your house!!! Every single bit of it!

    1. Thank you! I bought the rugs from a nearby home décor store called Home Sense – if you are in the US then I am told that it is very similar to your Home Goods stores. I love adding a fun hit of color in a simple way – and easy to change up!

  15. Thank you for sharing your home with us! It’s absolutely beautiful. So many wonderful ideas. Love All the wood work on the walls. The boys room is adorable and I really enjoy all the beautiful flowers! So glad I Signed up to receive your Emails. 🙂

  16. I love your home Krista, it’s always full of beautiful things to see and great ideas to be had! Thanks for the tour!

  17. I really love all the colors you use. I am in the middle of remodeling my 1970’s house and looking for ideas. Your house seems so fresh and fun!

  18. Love how you accessorize your home and your colors. So bright, cheerful and inviting.

  19. LOVE IT. I just rebuilt a lake house after a horrible fire. I am going to springboard from your wonderful use of color and other inspirations – especially the living room wall behind your couch!!! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Krista! Wow!!! Your house should be in a magazine! It’s absolutely phenomenal!Love every little details, the colors and your deck…Oh my gosh!LOVE-LOVE -LOVE! Have a wonderful weekend!

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