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Behind The Design: Lakeside Family Cottage

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When a home's interior is just a stunning as its lakeside view, the 'behind the design' details are a must. In an exclusive interview with Carpet One Floor & Home, Sara Bederman is disclosing everything we're dying to know.

Lake House Living Room | Wall Planks | Pallet Wall

What were your clients’ needs for this space?

Situated as part of a lakeside family compound, it was vital that this cottage be designed with hard working, practical finishes that didn’t compromise on design.

Were there any challenges designing this space?

The architecture of the home is very contemporary and the main floor of the cottage is open concept. It has soaring ceilings and over-sized sliding door systems. All of these architectural elements made it challenging to create an intimate interior.

Blue Dining Room | Lake House Decor

Do you have any special considerations or requirements when creating?

The interior of the home had to be family-friendly and also needed to accommodate heavy use from guests and other family member on the compound. It is a busy place!

How does the flooring play into your design?

We chose the vinyl flooring for its obvious durability. We wanted the finish to look like the trunks of the evergreen trees viewed through the gorgeous windows by the lake.

What makes this room functional? (hidden storage, convertible pieces, flow, etc.)

The space and furniture plan makes this room functional for how the clients use their home. They had a large playroom on the lower level so what was important on the main floor was to have ample seating for family gatherings.

Pallet Wall | Wall Planks | Lake House Decor

Why did you choose these colors?

We were inspired by the colors in nature when we specified fabrics and furniture.

What is your favorite aspect of this room?

The barn board treatment on the walls is my absolute favorite part of the interior.

What did your client like the most?

Our client loved the texture of the barn board and granite slab finish on the fireplace wall.

Sara Bederman Design

Sara Bederman is the principal for Sara Bederman Design. For over a decade this Toronto bespoke design firm has become known for creating stylish, thoughtfully curated and livable interiors. The firm provides residential design services for projects of all sizes. Sara Bederman Design works throughout Toronto, GTA. and beyond. @sarabstudio / sarabederman.com


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