Exceptionally Eclectic – Happy Lake House Tour

 

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Home isn’t built in a day says Krista of The Happy Housie!

It shows in this lakeside British Columbia, Canadian home – with a collected look that’s pulled together with colorful paint.

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Great mix of color and pattern.

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!  Love the gallery wall!

I’m a fan of gallery walls, especially when they have something unexpected like those oars.

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

You’d never guess this was a $2 yard sale score with it’s textured paint makeover.

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!  Like this textured table!

Ahh, to live lakeside.

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!  Love that sign!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Another fabulous gallery wall.
Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Love the cottage feel of the horizontal wall boards in the laundry room – you’ve got to see what a difference this made from the before room!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!  Love the way she did the horizontal planks on the wall!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!  Love this display idea!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!
Check out that perfectly organized pantry!
Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!

The best part of Krista’s home has to be that view!

Colorful Lake House tour filled with tons of great DIY ideas!  And that view!

Makes me want to move to Canada eh!
So let’s sing hallelujah, come on get happy – at The Happy Housie.
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Comments

  1. What a fabulously decorated home! I just love the bright and cheery colors.

  2. Anastasia says:

    Can you please tell me all the Aqua paint colors that were used in this cottage. I love them

    • Hi Anastasia!
      The hallway colour that is kind of a light teal is called “Colorado Gray”… by Benjamin Moore. The colour one up on the chip is called “Aegean Teal”… that is what we painted the front door and the living room coffee table. I took the colour from the broken oar that hangs in our living room gallery wall. It came that colour!! The light blue in the master bedroom is called “Blue Bow” by CIL, and the dark turqouise/teal in the ensuite is called “Ash Blue” by Benjamin Moore. I used the leftovers of that to make the turqouise chalk paint for the laundry room back door and cabinet doors. Hope this answers your questions!!
      Krista

  3. What a lovely cottage, Kelly, thanks for sharing this with us. I really like that lakeside cottage sign! Have a great weekend!

    Cynthia

  4. It’s such a fun house! I love how it makes you feel all summery!

  5. That is the prettiest lake house design I have ever seen!

  6. What a great feature. As a BC blogger myself, I always get excited to see my peeps, and Krista’s home is so fabulous. I could move right in, and am seriously tempted to hop on that ferry and do just that. Well, I have added The Happy Housie to my blogroll now. Wahoo!

    Sue xo

  7. SO beautiful! I recently started following her on pinterest. She has great colorful happy style ;0

  8. What lovely lakehouse decor! And that colander filled with succulents is too fun! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this house! The colors and creativity are amazing!

  10. Deb Frear says:

    Love the aqua color! And the laundry redo!

  11. I love the yellow on the piece of furniture. Do you remember what color/kind of paint that is?

  12. Thanks for sharing Kelly and Krista! I love the colors, not to mention all the inspirations and am now following Krista too.

  13. What an awesome cottage! I’d never want to leave!!

  14. Love this home, could move right in like the atmosphere it creates, My dream is living on a lake. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I know and love this home very well Kelly!!!!! Krista rocks!!!

  16. Gorgeous home and spectacular views!…I am in love with the beautiful colors that are used in the home!

  17. Thanks for the tour! She’s practically my neighbour too – we’re both on Vancouver Island – isn’t her home just super-cute???

  18. What a wonderful tour. How lucky that you have that water view! Every day is a vacation kind of feel.

  19. I just love Krista and her stylish and colorful home!! :)

    Nancy

  20. come on get happyyyyy! I have to agree…great use of pattern and color.

  21. Oh wow!! I miss our little lake cabin so much some days. This one is outstanding! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

  22. That’s such an amazing home. The colours are just so bright – must be like waking up in sunshine…every day!

  23. This absolutely fantastic – I love it all. That little $2 end table is awesome. And is that a church pew under the gallery wall? What a cool seating area. Love it!!

  24. Beautiful lake house. I just love all the colors! That end table is ADORABLE!!

  25. So charming and lovely. It looks like a home that one could never be sad in. Very sweet!

  26. Kelly,

    I’m so ADHD! I just noticed you have these fabulous exceptionally eclectic house tours! Love them! Just toured the old painted cottage and now this one. Fabulous!

  27. Sarah Thomas says:

    It’s a whole house of coastal/beach inspired stuff!! All I want to do is one room. One bedroom!! Can someone PLEASE give me some tips as to where to start.

    • Hi Sarah! Keep it simple – white paneling or trim work (like board and batten or wainscoting) always gives a beachy vibe. Stick to neutral walls with your white paneling or else choose a soft paint colour in the blue/green tones. Add some crisp white bedding with some fresh modern geometric throw pillows, and consider a vintage feeling quilt or coverlet in a stripe or floral- even if it is just a small one folded at the end of the bed. Furniture can be rustic wood, vintage metal, or painted wood finishes – lots of white is always beachy but I also love some fresh bright pieces of furniture (like a painted dresser or nightstands). Try to use some natural materials in your accessories such as a wicker chair, jute wrapped lamp bases, and objects from nature like driftwood. You can even use old paddles or water accessories (like skim boards or waterskis) on the wall for a coastal vibe. Search google or pinterest for coastal bedroom ideas and I bet you will be overwhelmed with image-inspiration!! Good luck:)

  28. Krista O'Brien says:

    Your house is beautiful! The way you’ve used colour is gorgeous, I couldn’t help smiling as I went on a virtual tour of your lovely home. Thank you Krista

  29. hi love this the colour in the living room on the walls what is the name ?? its just the colour im after for our new lake house thx

  30. Love this home!! Can you tell me what you used for flooring??

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