Lake Tahoe Retreat

This summer, we finished the second project for a family who bought a house in Lake Tahoe three months after we completed their home in Marin. Just a few hours away from San Francisco, their vacation getaway was the perfect place for weekends spent playing board games, movie marathons, and cooking delicious meals with family and friends. With a shared history and design vision, we streamlined our meetings. One of the best parts of the project was installation day because I remembered what the property looked like before we arrived. It’s a joyful time to reflect on the tremendous amount of time and effort that has taken place to transform the space. After a weekend of installing and accessorizing the furniture, I couldn’t be happier hearing my clients say, “Wow, I would have never thought of this in a million years but I absolutely love it, and it perfectly reflects me.”


Neutral tones and minimal furniture evokes the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design.


Mid-century stools and a dark wood island are grounded by matching hardwood floors which are contrasted by bright white walls, countertops, and pendants.


Playful wallpaper centers the master bedroom as patterned linens of varying blues create a visual contrast.


Earthy tones inside the guest bedroom reflect the lush surroundings outdoors.


A playful color of green is used for the kids’ bedroom which is accented with complimentary blue throw pillows.

Tricia Kerr