Designer Richard Tubb gives his Alabama lake house a glass-walled addition that blurs the boundaries between inside and out.
Photo: Helen Norman
With this being the home of a well-respected designer, one might expect the living room's interior to speak just as loudly as its setting. Instead, guests at Seven Sticks experience the opposite. Devoid of area rugs or window treatments and outfitted with understated furniture in a neutral palette, the room is completely camouflaged by its surroundings. "I want people to walk in and say, 'This is the most beautiful view I have ever seen,' " says Richard. "This house is about being captivated by nature. Not one single thing is intended to stand in the way of what's outside."