House Haven Tour: Emerald Cove

Hello there!

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.



  1. Great post Michelle loves all over that home of yours thanks for sharing it!

  2. I just love your beachy house! My favorite item is your vintage map.

  3. I love seeing Michelle's house in one post!! She is such a sweet friend and I am glad to read her post on your blog!! hugs, cathy

  4. It looks great, Michelle! Still love it~ xo Diana

  5. I love Michelle's home. It is so beautiful. And not only is her home beautiful, she is a beautiful person inside and out!

  6. A visit to Michelle's home through photos is always like going for a nice walk along the beach. You can almost smell the salt air and feel the sand beneath your feet. It's so cozy and feels like the perfect beach retreat! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Kat :)

  7. So beautiful and charming..I absolutely adore the master bedroom xo

  8. i just love michelle and her home- it could easily be a haven for me, too!

  9. Michelle's house needs to be featured in Coastal Living, don't'cha think, Chas? It's so beautiful! And she constantly makes me swoon with the creative projects she always comes up with. Luv that girl! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  10. Love Michelle's home! It totally evokes the sea, sand and salt air. She has created a wonderful haven for her family :)

  11. I love the relaxing feeling of Michelle's home. It's like a breath of fresh sea air :)

  12. This is a great post! Thanks to you both! ♥

  13. Michele's home is definitely a has such a relaxing feel to it. Thanks for featuring it!