The first priority on the redo list was the dark and dingy surfaces. They replaced the wall-to-wall carpet with glossy hardwood floors and painted all the other background surfaces, including the brick fireplace, a clean shade of white: Pure White (SW7005) by Sherwin-Williams. “We didn’t want anything overly stimulating,” says Kevin. “When we invite our friends to the lake, they add all the color.”
In the living room, a vintage advertisement and an Arkansas license plate hang on the wall. The casual furniture is covered in washable slipcovers (Boomer white coveralls by Lee Industries, leeindustries.com) for easy cleanup when inevitable spills happen. “We filled this place with sturdy basics that will last forever,” he says.
Reading lamp: Adjustable Old Pharmacy Lamp from Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.