Create Your Summer Escape with Great Lakes Style

A summer escape to the lake is a treat, but you can easily bring that feeling home to enjoy by decorating with Great Lakes style. Inspired by Michigan beaches of Bay Harbor, Grand Haven and Harbor Springs, the look is laidback chic with effortless sophistication.

Go on a permanent Pure Michigan vacation by incorporating these five things into your home:

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1. Weathered Whites

When choosing paint colors and furnishings, keep things light and classic. Great Lakes Style uses varying shades of white and ivory on walls and furnishings. And weathered or distressed finishes, like this cocktail table, are favorites.

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2. Nautical Accents 

The feel of the lake becomes more literal when you collect nautical-themed art and accents for the room. Choose paintings of sailboats in a harbor or fish in the sea. Use accessories that are adorned with shells or rope, such as this lamp, and scatter sand dollars and coral around the room.

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3. Stripes 

Think brilliant colors and beaches lined with striped umbrellas and Adirondack chairs. Now bring that look indoors. Choose bold contrasting colors, like a blue and white rug, for that beachside feeling.

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4. A Palette of Orange, White and Blue

Great Lakes style offers the feeling of Americana with navy, royal blue, dark orange and crisp white. Use the colors together or as accents. It’s a perfect look for the patio.

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5. Large-Scale Furnishings 

Finally, Great Lakes Style is meant to be relaxing, and that means furnishings in a large scale. Seating should feel inviting and generous, such as a sectional where you can curl up on a leisurely afternoon with a good book or special friend.