Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Design: Michigan Lake House

Oh boy, what a month guys. What a month. It's been crazy here for me in April. So much so that I am entirely glad the month is coming to a close. In between work being crazy and getting robbed I've also been studying for the GRE's non-stop. I'm finally taking the test this Saturday and I couldn't be more nervous. For those of you that may not know, the GRE is the standardized test most college graduate programs require you to take to get into grad school. Kind of like you have to take either the ACTs or SATs to get into college. It's totally stupid, but if I want to get into grad school I have to do it. Wish me luck!

Anyway, in all this craziness the roommate and I have also been planning a getaway to my parents' cabin in Wisconsin in August and I am starting to wish it was coming a lot sooner. I could definitely use a break, but I'm sure we all could right? Of course the cabin in Wisconsin looks nothing like this amazing getaway home in Michigan I found, but it's helping me daydream so who cares! I actually found this home on a Chicago design firm's site. Alan Design Studio has done a lot of work in and around Chicago, but this was one of my favorites. I love how the wood in the kitchen and livening room really brings in that rustic cabin feel, but it's still completely sleek and modern. Perfect for those of us that like the idea of getting away to the woods, but would rather not fight off spiders and mosquitoes all day.

I love this bedroom! Big bright windows, a cozy bed, and a fireplace? How perfect for a winter getaway. I hate snow and cold, but I think I could survive it if I were holed up here for the winter. Don't you agree?

I actually really love the design of the bedrooms. They're simple and easy. Perfect for a summer home because there's no clutter so you can make it your own for the summer. Like playing with a blank slate. 

I can't wait to take a small weekend vacation. I know Wisconsin and Michigan do not sound exciting, but it's where us Chicago folk go for weekend breaks. Anything to get out of the city for a bit, you know?

Where's your favorite weekend getaway?


  1. Hey Maggie! Good luck on the GREs! What're you going to grad school for? I remember taking them-- studying for them suuuccckkks but taking them is actually not so bad. They also make the practice tests a lot harder than the real thing, in my opinion. I'm sure you'll do great!

    1. Thanks! That makes me feel a little better about taking them. I want to go back for English Lit, but I'm working in Social Media Marketing right now so I'm still kind of figuring it out.

  2. Any chance this space in Michigan is available to vacationers?

    1. That's a good question. I'm actually not sure. I supposed you could contact the design company for more info?


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