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Before we start with our “Cottage of the Week”, I’d like to share with you guys that I’m guest posting today at “My Design Chic“. If you read my blog for a while you probably remember them from a wonderful guest post they prepared for us soon after I gave birth to Matthew.

Mother and daughter, Beth and Kristy are one of my closest blogfriends and we’ve known each other since the very beginning. I’m happy to be part of their blog today and it’s actually a real honor for me.

I’d be honestly grateful if you dropped by My Design Chic and tell us what you think of my post. Thank you!


Lake Cottage

Is there anything better than waking up, seeing big tall trees and a lake right in front of you? This lake cottage was completely renovated and designed by Michael Abrams. The cottage exudes charm and beautiful decor, but what really makes this lake cottage feel appealing is the comfort you can find in every room.

There’s a nice blend of cottage- inspired decor with some more sophisticated furnishings. Nothing was overlooked, yet nothing became too precious. This cottage feels as the simple elements were added slowly, with care along the years.

I hope you enjoy seeing it.

Living Room

This is the kind of living room that feels incredibly calming and relaxing. Perfect environment for a cottage. I love this light fixture by Circa Lighting. I actually suggested a pair of these to my client’s kitchen island. They’re fabulous.

Dining Room

I’m a big fan of comfortable chairs in dining rooms. I’m a big believer that no one should spend any money on uncomfortable chairs; no matter how good they look. These chairs seems to be comfy and they’re definitely stylish.


The antique built-in creates an old-charm to this up-t0-date dining room. The dining chair fabric is from Rogers & Goffigon.


This kitchen is a mix of contemporary with traditional elements. The cabinet color are similar to Martha Stewart’s Magnetite and you can try Benjamin Moore’s White Dove for a similar white on the walls. Faucet by Kohler.

Family Room

The family room feels almost like a sunroom with all the floor to ceiling windows.

Relax, Relax

This is completely cottage-y. I love the painted furniture and the very comfy couch.


The guest bedroom is perfect to be shared.


This covered porch is a dream! I love how delicate and bright it is. Also, there’s nothing better than a covered patio: no rain, no bugs, no sunburn! 🙂

Isn’t it a great lake cottage? I love this one and I really hope you did too!


Talking about “love”, I’m feeling so happy today because I bought something and I’m in love with it. I’m always looking for “treasures” on Kijiji or Craiglist, but I’m a very, very picky person and I rarely find something I want inside of my house. I must admit, I wish I was very handy and could manage to transform “trash” into “treasure” like I see so many people doing around the net, but the truth is I don’t have time at the moment (although I really want to learn to be handier). I’m always astonished with what they can do with furniture they buy and I wish I could do the same. But since I can’t at this exact moment, I look for things that are in good condition and has charm and quality.

I’m not sure if you remember me saying that I have the goal of improving certain rooms in my house, and I’m doing it slowly. I’m working on my dining room at the moment and I was looking for a dresser. It had to be beautiful, good quality, in good shape and affordable. Was I asking for too much? Probably. But I was also being patient (that’s something new to me!) and I finally found the P-E-R-F-E-C-T one! At least it’s perfect for me and that’s what really counts, right? It’s an antique solid mahogany (yes! I know!!! How lucky?!) and hold your jaw: Price? $200, continue holding your jaw: I paid $150. Luciane Scores!!!!

You can notice a feel scratches at the bottom, but they’re minimal and I have a guy that can fix it in 1/2 hour. Also, I like the hardware design but I’m not 100% sure about the brass, although it’s coming back. But either way, I love it and I can’t wait to make it look even better with my things on it.What do you think? Should I keep the hardware or change it?

I think it’s a timeless piece, for its shape and for being mahogany and I think it will create a nice balance in my dining room.

I can’t wait to know what you think. Isn’t it a great deal for $150? Seriously! 🙂

Have a great day, friends and share your thoughts with me. I really want to hear from you!

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10 Comments to 'Cottage of the Week: Lake Cottage'

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  1. designchic said,

    You know how we love a cottage, and this one is wonderful – the soothing colors, gorgeous views and amazing ceilings!! Thank you so, so much for your beautiful post today on our blog today – we loved having you!!

  2. the enchanted home said,

    What a dream cottage! I want a lake house and I want it to look just like that but I must do a makeover in the guest room..those lime green bedspreads are not doing it for me:) Other than that…GORGEOUS! Loved your guest post, love your new chest too!

  3. Taylor Greenwalt said,

    Perfect for a vacation home. Right on the lake. You couldn’t ask for more.

  4. Karena said,

    Lucianne the Lake Cottage is wonderful…I love it! Your chest is so perfect! Old English dark oil may even take care of the scratches for now!

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  5. Sheila @SZInteriors said,

    I love this cottage today, especially the lantern pendant and the pop of green in the guest room. It’s unexpected and so cheerfully fresh. And of course, those views! Hhhhh… Your score is a total score! You can buy a wood repair stick at flooring stores – it’s organic and is used to repair minor scratches and knicks in hardwood floors. It’s actually pretty amazing – I used it on scratches on an antique buffet my aunt passed on to me and it really did cover them up. If you’re interested let me know and I’ll email you the product name!

  6. Sarah @ housecrazy said,

    lovely lake cottage! And That dresser is fabulous! I found a similar one at a thrift store for my kid’s room and replaced the missing handles with white-and-gold knobs. As for the scratches, heck, just get some of that scratch filler from Home Depot – you just rub it right on and the scratches virtually vanish!

  7. Lauren said,

    Luciane, love the lake cottage and your new dresser!
    I like the hardware on it, it’s very classic!


  8. Barbara@HausDesign said,

    What a beautiful retreat! I also loved your post on Design Chic – beautiful choice. 🙂 And congrats on your great find! I know what you mean about picky – I see stuff and mostly my vision of what I can transform it into drastically differs from the reality of my skills! Sigh. Looks like you found a gem though! 🙂

  9. Manderley said,

    Gorgeous cottage! I love it, I like your dresser. To fix the scratches liquids are very good that you can buy and give a little shine, with respect to metal handles, I would change by more modern or ceramic. By the way it’s nice so.
    I hope I’ve helped something.


    (my english it’s very bad, i’, sorry)

  10. Conspicuous Style said,

    That chest IS perfect! What a find…I am so jealous 🙂 Lovely post as always!

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