May 23, 2013

Exotic Blue & White Lake House by Shea Soucie & Martin Horner

I wanted to feature this post since it had a lovely framed flag for Memorial Day! House Beautiful featured this lake house at Lake Michigan designed by Shea Soucie & Martin Horner which features a constant blue and white theme with each room having lots of patterns and great tile work design. The international inspirations can be felt from the designer and homeowners travels from the Balinese wood, Marrakesh tiles, Indian prints and paisleys, down to the vintage American Colonial flag.

The black-granite mantel in the library offers a dramatic contrast to the Moroccan style tile and Balinese feel with the wood.

Hand-carved screens separate the living area from the dining area, which has a view of the lake on three sides. 

Pattern play! This fireplace started it all and was the focal point with the Moroccan tiles. Notice the two fabric sofa and contrasting chairs. The marlin was caught by the mother and wife in Anguilla who caught the largest fish on a boat full of 6 boys/men.

Traditional style entrance hall

Clean blue and white kitchen with intricately designed tiles keeping the pattern play consistent from throughout the house.

Two farmhouse sinks have an old-fashioned look and great views of the lake. Don't you want to use one of the blue bottles and write a message to toss in the lake?

Close up of the blue and white kitchen back splash, from Urban Archaeology.

Rope wrapped chandelier against the display of the blue and white collection 

Pattern, pattern everywhere in the bedroom.

Larsen's Horizons wallpaper resembles a watercolor in the powder room.

The firebox was built off the floor so you can watch the fire from the bed. Moroccan tile from Urban Archaeology. 

A stunning wall of Azul Cielo and Thassos marbles, cut with a water jet into a delicate pattern. the focal point of The pattern is Danse Azul by Artistic Tile. The under mount tub is encased in Calcutta marble.

Walnut built ins have the effect of looking more like furniture.

Vintage nautical flags framed

Beautiful Victorian exterior painted in Pittsburgh Paints' Citadel Blue.


  1. I couldn't believe this spread when I saw it. All that tile! OMG gimmie! I think the kitchen is my favorite with all those glass bottles and of course an ocean view ;)

  2. the tile in the bathroom and that screen - beautiful!

  3. LOVE blue and white! These are such gorgeous pictures!


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