Rustic Farmhouse Lakeside Cottage: When the farm meets the water.

Summers for my family are mostly spent outdoors at the Lake but if you’re a HGTV junkie like me you’re probably glued to Fixer Upper on Tuesday nights. Whether a new episode or rerun I still can’t get enough of Joanna and Chip Gaines’s casual farmhouse style of neutral decor, reclaimed woods, organic color palettes, and ALL that rusty goodness.  So taking inspiration from the The Magnolia Farm I am so happy to be partnering up with my friends from Raymour & Flanigan to bring you a farmhouse inspired cottage with the bonus of having a wraparound porch with a lake view of one of New York State’s heavenly Finger Lakes Honeoye Lake. Come inside Cindy and Bob’s 900 square foot gray cedar shake and white metal roof cozy lakeside Summer Home and stay a while!

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

If you follow along with me on Instagram it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of slipcovers. There’s nothing like knowing that you can wash away any spills or mishaps and have a fresh clean piece of furniture. We choose the Lakeside Collection for the main pieces and although I love the Oyster duct we mixed thing up a bit and chose a graphite gray color for the sofa and custom ordered it in a sleeper sofa to accommodate even more houseguests! This Lakeside Collections comes in 9 great colors that go with any color scheme. The Lakeside chair and a half is my favorite! There’s plenty of room for curling up on a Sunday morning with coffee or snuggling with the kids and reading a bedtime story. I just love the crisp lines and the relaxed tailored look. It truly will never go out of style. (Just click on the highlighted links to take you straight to the collection.)

How amazing are these vintage wooden crates that Cindy found thrifting? She’s been stock piling all her finds over the Winter and now finally gets to display them.

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

We accessorized the  Lakeside Sofa with navy and cream knitted pillows and a nautical inspired blue and cream striped throw blanket.  Above the sofa we hung a Metal Wall Clock to bring your eye up to the cathedral ceiling. It’s rustic metal and iron fabrication is the perfect addition to this living space. This awesome affordable timepiece is 49″ tall and makes a statement on large walls. I couldn’t think of a better way to remind them they’re “On Lake Time. “

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

Nestled in between the sofa and chair and a half is the Odessa CoffeeTable. This sturdy dark stained coffee table is great for family games, late night snacks, or just kicking back and putting up your feet on. I feel in love with the tressell base and wood plank top. It’s dark wood stain is the perfect anchor for the room. (Get it? Anchor) We topped her off with the Ashwood Wooden Tray with metal handles and fresh sunflowers bought from a roadside stand.  All this goodness rests on the Bella Sisal Rug. This wool rug with it’s relaxed classic sisal design go with absolutely everything! And unlike scratchy sisal, this wool carpet is so soft and a breeze to clean.  Cindy chose the eggshell color with beige trim border. This carpet comes in a variety of sizes and color combinations. Take your pick!
Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

The Ashwood Tray comes with a smaller partner! Check out the iron handles and whitewashed finish. They go so well with the clock and other metal accents throughout the cottage.  Ideal for the lived-in casual look.

For extra seating, we purchased the Lakeside ottoman. It fits like a glove on the other side of the coffee table and can be moved around so easily. Tying in with our rustic burlap look we had to have the sweet Family Script Pillow. It’s super soft and I love the idea of this being a family cottage built on love. Cindy says “There may only be two bedrooms but there’s always room for family. “

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

To the right of the Lakeside Chair and a half is the Chamberlain Table Lamp. This gorgeous lamp is full of texture and rustic charm. It’s drum wicker shade is so fantastic and looks so beautiful lite up at night.

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill StudioIn the corner is one of my most favorite pieces The Rudy Accent Chest. I have been eyeing this piece of sometime now and I knew it would fit perfectly angled in the corner.  If you love the look of weathered and distressed furniture, the Rudy accent chest is the ideal addition to any space. It’s made of kiln dried mango woods and painted and distress with the cutest knobs, retro iron feet and metal plaques. Games, DVD’s, books all have a home in this fun piece. Opening each drawer is a little treasure chest!  On top we accessorized with a resin and metal propeller. These propellers are so fun and pull in the weathered nautical elements of the lake. Even better is that they come in a set of 2!  We placed the larger one on the chest and the smaller one on the side table next to the sofa.

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill StudioRustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio To reflect light and the lake view we grouped 2 Baci E Abbracci Wall Mirror Sets over the ottoman again tying in the wood theme and the subtle X and O. The “X” is also used in the lookout loft.  So these mirrors were meant to be adding the right amount of texture and design.

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

The lookout loft gives Cindy and Bob’s grandkids a fun play space and bird’s eye view of the Lake.

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

It’s hard to believe that this lofty cottage is only 900 square feet. With it’s light furnishings, off white greige wall colors and Nantucket Gray floors Cindy and Bob have given their family and friends a relaxed and spacious spot to enjoy all that Honeoye Lake has to offer. I will be sharing more of this cottage later on this week. Please stop on by and take in all it’s beauty and charm and thanks to Raymour and Flanigan for making it all possible! XO Amie

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill StudioRustic Chic Farmhouse Lake Cottage by Meme Hill Studio

  • I have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and received products in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% mine. Amie Freling




9 Comments on Rustic Farmhouse Lakeside Cottage: When the farm meets the water.

  1. Angie
    July 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks AWESOME!!!!

  2. memehillstudio
    July 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks Angie! Im sure it will be a family treasure for years to come. xo

  3. Diane Matteson
    July 12, 2016 at 2:08 am (3 years ago)

    Stunning….I look forward to seeing it someday soon!!! I love mixing textures and styles in my own Honeoye cottage.

    • memehillstudio
      July 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Diane! Thank you for commenting. Where is your cottage? Such an amazing lake!

  4. Patricia Jordan
    July 12, 2016 at 2:37 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful space and love all of the furniture!

    • memehillstudio
      July 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Patty! So comfortable and relaxed. xo

  5. Kathleen
    July 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fun retreat for this lucky family! Live your work, my multi-talented friend!

    • memehillstudio
      July 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Awww. Thank you so much Kathleen. It’s so much fun working with the cottage look. Have a great day! xox


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