I am Michelle from Emerald Cove and I am so happy to be here to tell you why our home is our haven.
I live not far from the shores of Lake Michigan and even though we have four seasons, I consider myself a beach girl all year.
Over the years I have transformed our house into our "beach cottage" by surrounding us with memories of days on the beach, summers at Glen Lake and treasures from dear family and friends.
Emerald Cove is a little cove on Glen Lake, MI that was named (by some dear friends) because it is as green as an emerald on sunny days.
It is a spot sheltered from the wind and anytime we are there it brings peace and comfort to our souls.
This photo of my daughter paddling on Glen Lake was the inspiration for many of my choices.
Let me show you around.
Shells and driftwood are my main accessories and you can find them just about anywhere in the house.
Treasures from friends and memories adorn one wall of our family room.
A favorite vintage map of Leelanau County Michigan hangs over our faux fireplace in the kitchen.
Aqua bottles and faux coral dress up the hutch in the kitchen.
My reading corner in our family room. I love using sheers in the house, they are soft, still let the sun shine in and I love to watch them blow in the breeze.
Our master bedroom lightened up for that beachy feel.
My daughter's room transformed into her beach escape.
And my son's room shows off his love of sharks and the beach.
I am lucky to be able to create such a place for our family and coming home feels like stepping into memories of times that I cherish as well as the people we spent them with.
Thank you so much for coming into my home and seeing why it is our haven.
Thank you Chas for inviting me, it has been such a pleasure.