Delightful Designs Set the Scene for Fun at This Lake House

Set on the shores of Connecticut's Lake Lillinonah, this home eschews traditional lake house design for contemporary style that's both comfortable and at times quirky.

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August 21, 2019

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Photo By: Jane Beiles

Contemporary Living Room with Blue Accents

This contemporary living room features the full spectrum of blue hues, from the deep blue draperies to the tie-die bench to the bright blue cushions on the outdoor seating. A hanging chair adds a fun, family-friendly vibe to the space, while a large sectional sofa invites family and guests to lounge.

Lakeside Traditional Estate in Connecticut

This 30-acre Connecticut estate is designed to revolve around magnificent water views of Lake Lillinonah in Litchfield County, CT. The 14,000-square-foot main house underwent a complete renovation inside and out.

Contemporary Connecticut Home with Lake View

This estate-size home in Connecticut has as much to enjoy outdoors as it does indoors, with a modern pool and an oversized lounge chair paired with a modern firebox. The contemporary, 14,000-square-foot house rests on 30 acres designed to revolve around magnificent water views of Lake Lillinonah in Litchfield County.

Contemporary Infinity Pool with View of Lake

Loungers beside this contemporary infinity pool have an uninterrupted view to the lake beyond. The oversized settee features bold blue pillows that connects to the interior design of this contemporary estate-size home in Connecticut.

Modern Pool with Lake View

A modern lounge chair rests beside an infinity pool with sweeping views of a Connecticut lake. Blue pillows connect to the hue's use in the home's interior. The house is fun inside and out for this family of five.

Contemporary Foyer with Curved Staircase

A contemporary center table highlights the curves of this contemporary entryway. Soft, neutral hues dominate the space, which is layered with accessories and special touches that add visual interest. Modern sconces echo the lines in the modern stair rails.

Neutral, Contemporary Foyer with Dramatic Lighting

Curved staircases flank the wide, high-ceilinged foyer of this contemporary lakeside home. Modern lighting is both casual and elegant, and a center table gives a nod at tradition while complementing the home's overall contemporary design.

Neutral, Modern Stairway with Curved Design

Sweeping lines define this modern staircase, which features pale wood steps that match the curving wood hand rail. The stairway's steel rails and blond hues are repeated in an artful modern sconce, while a patterned contemporary runner adds style and function underfoot.

Contemporary Living Room with Blue Accents

From the bold blue draperies to the hanging modern chair, fun touches lend loads of character to this contemporary living room. A large sectional sofa and bench add to the seating options, inviting guest to hang out and put their feet up. Glass doors provide access to the outdoor deck beyond.

Contemporary Terrace with Facing Sofas

Bold Mediterranean blue upholstery livens up this outdoor terrace overlooking a tranquil waterside scene. Deep, facing sofas with an ottoman in between provide a comfortable spot for outdoor conversation.

Contemporary Living Room with Blue Accents

This contemporary living room is awash in all shades of blue, from the soft blue sectional sofa to the cerulean throw pillows to the marine blue artwork and draperies. A coffered beadboard ceiling provides texture and interest overhead, while neutral walls create a calming environment.

Contemporary Entry and Dining Room

Colors in this contemporary estate home are fun and adventurous, yet muted. In this space, a dusty blue door opens to reveal an earth-toned dining room layered with texture, color and interest. Shiplap walls give various spaces in the home a casual and homey vibe.

Contemporary Dining Room with Rich, Earthy Hues

Earth tones and organic lines bring richness and depth to this contemporary dining room. The room's warm color scheme continues onto the ceiling, creating a cozy, cocoon-like space that invites conversation. Artwork is carefully curated for maximum impact.

Neutral, Contemporary and Casual Dining Space

Casual dining chairs, a weathered table and a sinuous dropped track fixture give a relaxed vibe to this dining area, which abuts a home wine cellar. The warm, earthy color palette extends to the ceiling, giving the room a cocoon-like coziness.

Neutral, Contemporary Home Bar and Lounge

A lounge-like seating area rests beside a sleek home bar in this contemporary home built for entertaining. Modern art and modern lighting are simultaneously soft yet bold. Glass front cabinetry showcases stemware.

Contemporary Living Room with Neutral Palette

In this neutral, contemporary living room, the palette of soft creams and grays is punctuated by a pair of pearl pink chairs. Two separate seating areas provide ample space for entertaining guests. Overhead, a pair of modern chandeliers hang from the architecturally distinctive coffered ceiling.

Neutral, Contemporary Living Room with Pink Chairs

A pair of blush-pink armchairs stand out in this neutral, contemporary living space. Built-in bookshelves are dressed with monochromatic accessories, helping to streamline the space and give it a restful, harmonious flow. Modern chandeliers hang from a coffered ceiling, adding interest overhead.

Neutral, Contemporary Living Area with Pink Accents

Pink, gray and cream are a luxe combination in this contemporary living space. A modern chandelier hangs from a coffered ceiling, two touches among many that add interest in this layered and richly detailed space. A chunky coffee table with design distinction grounds the space.

Contemporary Kitchen and Breakfast Room with Blue Accents

Bold hits of blue punctuate this neutral contemporary kitchen, which is otherwise characterized by white walls and pale wood trim. A large mid-century tulip table seats six, with a modern chandelier above that connects via its bold hue to the modern chairs below. Pendants above the islands have a woven design that lends the space a casual vibe.

White Contemporary Kitchen with Gray Marble

Pale wood and gray marble define this contemporary kitchen, which features oversized pendant lights above the island's waterfall countertop. White cabinetry is sleek and streamlined. Nearby, a butler's pantry features the same pale wood as the kitchen, visually connecting the two spaces.

Neutral, Contemporary Kitchen with Two Islands

In this long, contemporary kitchen, dual islands feature matching waterfall countertops. With white finishes and natural woods dominating the space, the bold blue accent color on chairs and inside the pendant lights stands out. Open shelving adds to the room's airy appeal.

Contemporary Kitchen with Blue Accents

Marble covers a full wall and continues onto the waterfall countertops in this contemporary kitchen. White cabinets and pale woods create a neutral backdrop that allows the room's bold blue accents to really pop.

Neutral, Contemporary Sitting Room

Beach hues of sand, shell and surf form a quiet and serene palette in this contemporary living space. Modern lighting pairs with furnishings that deliver a mid-century vibe, while stationary panels at the windows provide subtle elegance.

Luxe Master Bedroom With Warm, Neutral Tones

This master bedroom welcomes guests with warm, neutral tones, crushed velvet textures and a stunning, patterned rug. Large windows let in gorgeous views of the lakefront, providing the perfect spot for lounging in the cushioned chaise chair.

Luxe Master Bedroom With Crushed Velvet Accents

This luxurious master bedroom features floor-to-ceiling textures for a high-end, inviting feel. The round globe light fixture ties the room together with neutral tones from the patterned ceiling print to the elegant, crushed velvet headboard.

Lux, Master Bedroom With Lake Views

The luxe, modern bedroom offers the perfect space for relaxing and taking in all the lake house views from this modern, white chaise lounge.

Luxurious Bed With Elegant Textures

Soft, luxurious textures can be found everywhere in this master bedroom. Neutral tones and crushed velvet fabric cover the headboard, pillows and bedding, with a modern, white side tale and contemporary lamp.

Walk-In Closet With A Lakefront View

This grand, custom walk-in closet features a makeup table, large dressing area, glass open shelving and spectacular views of the lake.

Expansive Master Bath With White Luxury Finish

The master bathroom in this luxurious lake house adds a focal point with a large, bubble light fixture. The textures and tiles are all in white, giving the space a crisp, spa-like feel with plenty of natural light coming from the oversized window.

Gray, Contemporary Bathroom with Roman Shade

Gray wallpaper creates a subtly fun accent wall in this contemporary bathroom. A gray and white fabric on the roman shade ties in with the wallpaper, while glossy white marble on the floor lends a luxurious vibe. Modern sconces flank the minimally framed mirror.

Spa-Inspired Master Bathroom Retreat

This spa-like master bathroom features a calming gray and white color palette with shimmering shell tiles on the shower wall, a custom built-in shelf, long bench and large glass door.

Master Bath With Bay Windows And Soaking Tub

This spa-inspired, all-white master bathroom features wraparound bay windows and a large soaking tub positioned in the center with stunning views of the lake.

Teen Bedroom with Soft, Earthy Palette

Soft, ethereal patterns adorn the walls and bed of this teen girl's bedroom. Modern pendant lights provide task lighting for the retro-modern bedside tables. A channel-back upholstered headboard has a velvety texture that adds luxury and softness to the space.

Pink and Cream Girl's Bedroom

With its dreamy feather light fixture, ethereal wallpaper and soft pink skull pillow, this soft, contemporary bedroom is the perfect hangout for a tween or teen. Retro nightstands are topped by contemporary pendant lights. A channeled headboard on the upholstered bed adds yet another touch of luxe.

Pink Contemporary Girl's Bedroom with Glamorous Vibe

This richly layered girl's bedroom speaks of Hollywood glam, with its feathered pendant light and dreamy, ethereal wallpaper. A custom roman shade provides privacy at the window, while an upholstered bed brings a touch of luxury.

Green and Pink Contemporary Powder Room

A shell pink mirror lends an edge of fun to this small, contemporary powder room. Throughout the house, pale earth tones and contemporary accessories and art showcase the homeowners' fun and playful personalities. The estate-size home rests on 30 acres beside a Connecticut lake.

White Contemporary Entryway Loaded with Whimsy

This fun entryway features neon-lit artwork and bold, fun colors. Its contemporary scheme includes a black, gray and white tile floor in a visually stimulating geometric design. Glass doors make the whole space even more approachable.

White Contemporary Foyer with Colorful Art, Lighting

Neon-lit artwork, a colorful multi-pendant fixture and a fun black-and-white tile floor lend whimsy and fun family style to this secondary entryway. White shiplap gives the space an overall casual and homey vibe. A modern gray cabinet adds stylish storage.

Neon Wall in Contemporary Mudroom

In this contemporary mudroom, neon signs on the wall represent all the family members in the household, even the dogs.

Outdoor Shower Off Contemporary Bathroom

An outdoor shower is a fun touch for a family home. This sprawling, contemporary estate features whimsical design moments and an earthy color palette sprinkled generously with bold blue accents.

Blue and White Bathroom with Fun Details

The words "No Diving" on the tile floor perfectly illustrate the fun and playful personalities of the owners of this contemporary estate home. In this contemporary bath, shiplap walls mix with round mirrors and bold blue accents to create a space with loads of visual interest. Cerulean vessel sinks pop against the white vanity.

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