Stylish Guest Suite With Private Deck

At this lake house near Fairfield, Conn., guests are treated to their very own suite, complete with a small kitchen, dining room, living room and private deck overlooking the water. Vaulted ceilings and large windows ensure that the little space feels airy, while contemporary furniture and colorful toss pillows promise to keep visitors comfortable.

From: Sara Touijer

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Contemporary Living Room and Patio View

The pine plank ceiling is the visual star in this simple, handsome living room. Walls are neutral to let the wood's warm tones stand out. Pillows and throws are an easy way to bring in pops of color.

Transitional Living Room With Gray Sectional

A large gray sofa from CB2 is the foundation for this living room, practical in durable polyester fabric. Its neutral shade allows for color and pattern to be layered in via pillows and other accessories.

Contemporary Sitting Area With Striped Pillow

A sunlight-drenched corner becomes the perfect place to unwind with the addition of a slim-lined chair and ottoman. For a little bit of glamour, a silver end table is just the thing.

Neutral Country Dining Room With Wagon Wheel

The wagon wheel over the hearth in this dining room is an estate sale find, a wonderful touch to to the room's country look. The midcentury-style dining chairs are (surprise!) budget-friendly, sourced from Overstock.

Country Dining Room With White Chairs

To lighten up the solid lines of this dining table, designers paired it with sleeker, more modern chairs.

Cottage Breakfast Nook With Coat Hooks

To complement this kitchen's existing built-in china cabinet, designers added a simple round dining table and chairs. Voila! A lovely breakfast nook.

White Cottage Kitchen With Arched Windows

To go along with the cabinets and backsplash, this kitchen's walls were painted a creamy white.

Cottage Master Bedroom With White Tray

This master bedroom exudes a casual and cozy mood, with tree views prettily framed by the window. A built-in ledge on the back of the bed is the perfect spot to layer in artwork.

Blue French Country Bathroom With Basket

This bathroom's blue tiles have a French Provence-like feel, in the most inviting way.

Cottage Guest Bedroom With Blue Throw

You'd never guess that this guest bedroom becomes completely private at night. Window shades are inside mounted so they don't obstruct the countryside views.