A (Very Blue) House with Moroccan Style on Lake Michigan

by hookedonhouses on May 27, 2013

Blue House Lake Michigan HB 525 A (Very Blue) House with Moroccan Style on Lake MichiganDid you see this Lake Michigan home featured in House Beautiful recently? Gorgeous, right? It looks pretty “American traditional” from the outside, so I was surprised by all the Moroccan design influences inside. 

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The article by Christine Pittel says, “Instead of boats and buoys, designer Martin Horner added exotic elements — Moroccan tile, pillows made from Japanese obis, Balinese columns — to a Lake Michigan house. With layers of color and pattern everywhere, this house has cultural treasures from around the world in every room.”

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The tile in the kitchen is cool and unusual–they have a close-up of it in the article with source info.

Blue House Lake Michigan HB 6 A (Very Blue) House with Moroccan Style on Lake Michigan

A huge window over the farmhouse sink frames the water view:

Blue House Lake Michigan HB 5 A (Very Blue) House with Moroccan Style on Lake Michigan

On the HB website some readers commented that it was almost “too much blue” for them. But designer Martin Horner says, “One reason why you can have all this pattern and texture throughout the house is because the palette is so consistent.”

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“Blue is the common thread that holds it all together. It’s the husband’s favorite color. Blue is the color of the lake outside, and it winds through the house. It’s the color of the backsplash in the kitchen and the tile in the master bath. It’s in the spatterware that the wife collects.”

Blue House Lake Michigan HB 8 A (Very Blue) House with Moroccan Style on Lake Michigan

Like it? Visit House Beautiful for more photos and information and read the interview with the designer. (Story produced by Doretta Sperduto, styled by Gregory Bissonnette, and photographed by Francesco Lagnese.)

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I love a house on the water! Another favorite:

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Emily Thorne’s (Real) Beach House on Revenge

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