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Designed by interior designer Linda McDougald from Postcard from Paris, this lake house is simply impeccable inside and out.

Located by Lake Keowee in South Carolina, this lake house was carefully built respecting the surrounding old trees and was designed to meet USGBC LEED for Home standards. The exterior of the house is beautifully constructed with brick and stone, bringing the perfect hues from the nature found on the property.

While the exterior is all about what you see outdoors, the interiors transport you to a place full of class, elegance and style. The designer perfectly blended silver tones, with iron and bronze throughout the interior to give the home an eclectic flare.

The result is a lake house with timeless decor and a simply unforgettable kitchen.


Lake House

This Lake Keowee house is the kind of house that we can’t easily forget.


Copper Gas lantern is by Bevolo Lighting.


Beautiful front door.

Living Room

This living room is chic and eccentric. You simply can’t miss the 163“ high Italian 19th Century iron door.


Sources: Wall Color is Sherwin Williams Anew Gray SW7030 , walls (flat), ceilings (flat) and casings (semi gloss). Beams in ceilings have a custom faux finish to look like driftwood.

Fireplace: Indiana course cut limestone with smooth cut limestone surround, the beam mantel has the same custom faux finished to look like driftwood.

The custom draperies are made with a Kravet silk and linen blend fabric.

The settees are by Hickory White with a fabric by Lilian August.

The rug is an antique and the chandelier is a custom.


This is an expectational 1913 satin ebony Steinway.

Dining Room

The dining room feels cozy and has a rustic-chic feel.

The chandelier is a one-of-a-kind chandelier from France.

Dining table can be found here.


I love the idea of using unexpected pieces, like this antique bench. Gorgeous slate floors.


The island counter top is pewter and was made by VK Design. The surrounding counter tops are Carrera Marble. The refrigerator is by Sub-Zero.

Colors: Kitchen Cabinets:Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014. Walls: Sherwin Williams Anew Gray / SW 7030.

The light fixture is a custom made reproduction of an antique Italian Chandelier.


The vent hood was custom designed and then constructed by a local blacksmith out of zinc and steel.

The 38.5″ wide x 32″ tall iron piece behind the range is an antique Iron fire back dating to 1788 from France.

The brick on the ceiling are from General Shale. Color: Ironworks.

Backsplash: Tile: waterworks 3×6 color pumice / ARC36
Pencil Liner: Sonoma Tile Maker / Tantrum Blink / color Pewter.
Grout: Custom Building Products #386 Oyster Gray.

Pot Filler

Range is a Lacanche in stainless steel and the pot filler is by Rohl.


The gorgeous cabinets were manufactured by Jose Flores, a local custom cabinet maker in Greenville, SC.

Table & Chairs

The antique walnut trestle table is surrounded by antique French chairs slip-covered in linen.


The railing and spindles are custom iron.


Full of personality!


The hall before entering the mater bedroom was carefully decorated with beautiful pieces.

Master Bedroom

This is the kind of master bedroom that feels like a master. The decor is elegant and feminine.


The fireplace is carved limestone and it’s by Francois & Co. These sconces are antique and the chairs are by Hickory White.


The 9.5′ x 12′ rug is an overdyed antique rug and the paint color is a custom faux finish. The bedspread is silk and the pillows are custom with a Lilian August fabric.

The bed is by Hickory White and is finished in Washed Stone and the upholstery is Kravet pattern: Serenity and color: Greystone.


The table lamp is by Currey and Co. and bedside table is by Lillian August.


Beautiful decor.


To the impeccably designed master bathroom.


The tub is “The Bateau” by The Water Monopoly. It has a chic polished iron finish.

The windows are custom Eagle aluminum clad windows.


I love the soft pallet of this bathroom.

According to the designer, the wall color is is Sherwin Williams Canvas Tan and the countertop is “Cream of Pistachio” Limestone and the mirror is an antique. The faucet is Rohl Cisal faucet with ornate handles and polished Nickel finish.

Guest Bedroom

This bedroom is pure elegance.

The bedding is the Peacock Alley by Francesca Linen bedding. The bed is an antique and the paint color is Sherwin Williams Anew Gray SW7030. A similar bench can be found here.




Here, the designer incorporated an antique armoire with the built-in. The cabinets, wall and trim are painted in Sherwin Williams Anew Gray.


Wall Color is a custom lusterstone faux finish with a base color of Sherwin Williams Anew Gray.

The chandelier is an antique. The sink is by Linkasink (B005 in White Bronze) and the chest is an antique.

The mirror is an antique silver leaf Louis Philippe French mirror. The faucet is Rohl with ornate handles and polished Nickel finish.

Media Room

This is the kind of media room that I love. There’s nothing tacky about it, only classic yet comfortable pieces.

Sofa & Chair

I’m loving those floor lamps (the designer used two). Aren’t they great?

A similar ottoman can be found here.


The side table is by Century Furniture.


Paint Color: Walls are Sherwin Williams Anew Gray. The built in is in an ebony stain and the detail on the built in is just natural maple wood.


The balcony has a 1920’s railing that came from Paris.


The architecture of the this house blends perfectly with the nature that surrounds the property.


The best place to have your favorite cup of coffee.


The more I see this house, the more I fall in love with it.


The patio furniture is by Restoration Hardware.


Quiet, peaceful and private.

Many thanks to the designer for sharing the details above.

Sources: Linda McDougald. Photos by Rachael Boling Photography


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  1. Karen said,

    I LOVE South Carolina, particularly Hilton Head Island in the low season! And as lovely as this place is on the outside, it is more of a showpiece – certainly not a comfy cosy place on the inside!

  2. SizzleandZoom said,

    One of the most beautiful homes you’ve featured. Looks like a fairy tale. Very elegant. Exquisite taste.

  3. The Enchanted Home said,

    WOW!! This is AMAZING, the decor, the scenery…it is all so fabulous!! love this one!

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