Linger On

By Jenn Rose Smith

Lakehouse Inspiration Board | Camille Styles

Did you happen to catch Cindy Crawford’s lake retreat in this year’s September issue of Vogue? It’s rustic preppy perfection (and it should be, since she had a friend from Ralph Lauren help with the decorating). We all swooned over the dreamy feature here in the office, and it definitely re-awakened some old lake house fantasies I’ve had since I was a kid. My dream lake getaway has a screened in porch, a pantry full of red wine, and a library of good books for reading on the dock. I’m not sure as to the exact location of this house, but it’s somewhere surrounded by pines. I’ll be there wearing cut off jeans, listening to old Son Volt albums, and putting off fall for one more week or two. This time of year seems made for lingering, and I can’t imagine any better way to soak up the last warm days of the year than taking a boat out for a run across an empty lake. And — while we’re fantasizing — my hair blows back just like Cindy’s.

image sources: bed with quilt via the vintage workshop, paddles on blue wall by muskoka living, girl with blue gingham scarf via lovely life, bathroom with gingham towel from schoolhouse electric, books on bench and dock with sunset by david r coggins, friends with pencils via oh magic wonder, legs in water via the worlds best ever, ping pong table at chateau marmont by david james swanson, bubbly boat by hello tim, hats on wall by kara rosenlund