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Publication Date: 2015-03-03

Inspiration

Inspired by Nature

There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of nature while inside the home. Designer Shannon Bowers knew exactly what do when a couple, longtime clients of hers, decided to move forward with a total remodel of their 1970s home to take better advantage of its wooded lakeside setting.

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There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of nature while inside the home. Designer Shannon Bowers knew exactly what to do when a couple, longtime clients of hers, decided to move forward with a total remodel of their 1970s home to take better advantage of its wooded lakeside setting.

“This is a family that travels to Big Bend every spring break,” says Bowers. “They love to be outside. They wanted to feel closer to nature. Now, when you step inside the front door, it looks like a vacation home, but it is their primary residence.”

Years ago, when the family of five moved into the home, Bowers recalls, “They did a soft remodel, just changing a few things. They wanted to live there for a while, see how they used the spaces, and then decide how the home should be remodeled.” It was the original brick fireplace, which was blocking views of the lake from the living and kitchen areas, that prompted the owners to request a full-scale renovation. The fireplace was removed, French doors were installed, and all of the home’s windows were replaced. The rooms became airy, light-filled spaces that minimize indoor-outdoor boundaries.

Interior Design By Shannon Bowers | Produced By Leslie Newsom Rascoe | Photography By Peter Vitale | Written By Linda Sherbert

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