The Sugar Shack | Living & Dining Reveal

Happy Monday, friends, and welcome back to a new week! I’m happy to report we made it to Big Sur, and it was every bit as stunning as I’d imagined! We’re in Santa Cruz for a day before heading home tomorrow, just in time for volleyball. You know I’ll share all the scoop on our trip soon!

But today I’m thrilled to share our first finished spaces at the Sugar Shack… the living and dining room, and kitchen! To refresh your memory, we stumbled on this darling new build last summer and have had the absolute best time making it a home for our entire family. It’s been such a gift for everyone to have a place to escape and relax, and I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to share it.

We’re tackling the bedrooms ourselves, (see those designs and sources HERE and HERE), but decided the main spaces needed to be done right the first time! I’ve never designed and furnished entire spaces at once, so we sought the help of A Well Dressed Home.

Not only do they have impeccable taste and make our visions for the house come to life, but they have the resources and skill set to make sure everything fits, arrives in one piece, and has cohesiveness throughout. They also have access to trade-only prices, ultimately saving us tons on quality pieces and fabrics that will last a lifetime! After all, lake house furniture takes a beating and I’m only doing this once!

So step on in to the Sugar Shack, and leave your flip-flops at the door!

Similar Exterior Light Fixture | Custom ‘Sugar Shack’ Door Mat | House Color: SW ‘Pure White‘ | Door Color: SW ‘Languid Blue‘ | Windows & Gutters: Bronze Steel


The kitchen, living and dining is one big open space, with large windows that look out to the water. The house itself is on Cedar Creek Lake, in a tiny, one stoplight town… and it’s quickly become our happiest place. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my kids and their friends, with sleepy eyes and bedhead hair, perched at the kitchen island waiting for waffles.

A Well Dressed Home designed and furnished the majority of these spaces, but I’ll link similar options where I can, along with the pieces we found. The furniture is all upholstered in comfortable, high-performance fabrics that can withstand spills and wet bottoms.

Similar Chaise Sofa | Backsplash Tile | Similar Pendant Lights | Drawer Pulls | Vase | StemsPitcher | Glasses

Similar Chaise Sofa | Similar Coffee Table | Faux Plant

Similar Swivel ChairsWood Bead Garland | Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig

Serene Morning Henley | Serene Morning Shorts (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on both!) | Coffee Mug

Similar Chaise Sofa | Similar Swivel Chairs | Similar Coffee Table | Similar Rug | Blanket Ladder | Faux Plant | Wood Bead Garland | Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig

Similar Swivel Chairs | Blanket Ladder | Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | Striped Towels

Similar Chaise Sofa | Similar Coffee Table | Faux Plant | Wood Bead GarlandBacksplash Tile | Similar Stools | Similar Pendant Lights | Drawer Pulls | Vase | Stems | Cutting Board

Backsplash Tile | Similar StoolsSimilar Pendant Lights | Drawer Pulls | Vase | Stems | Dishes | Colorful Bowls | Drinking GlassesPitcher | Glasses

Drawer Pulls | Vase | Stems | Utensil Canister | Cutting Boards

Serene Morning Henley | Positano Denim Skirt (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on both!) | Custom Tumblers

Vase | Stems | Utensil Canister | Cutting Board | Our Place Cutting Board

Jute Rug | Dishware & Other Kitchen Essentials HERE

Backsplash TileSimilar Pendant Lights | Drawer Pulls | Coffee Maker | Mugs

Serene Morning Henley (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | Jean Shorts

Similar Chaise Sofa | Light Fixture

Light Fixture | Pitcher | Glasses | Door Color: SW ‘Languid Blue‘ | Floors: Texas Traditions West Winds Engineered Wood in ‘Oak Vernon

Similar Table | Similar Chairs | Similar SideboardCanvas Art | Rattan Wall Mirror

Similar Table | Similar Chairs | Similar Sideboard | Canvas Art | Primary Bedroom sources HERE

24 Hour Romper (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | Canvas Art | Rattan Wall Mirror

Similar Table | Similar Chairs | Similar Sideboard | Canvas Art

We’re still working on the bedrooms and outdoor spaces, but here’s a peek at recent progress on the guest bathroom!

Wallpaper sourced by A Well Dressed Home | Mirror | Faux Plant | Planter | Towel | Drawer Pulls


I still can’t believe she’s ours, and feel eternally grateful for our families to have a place of peace! It was a beautiful summer, and I can hardly wait for all the memories to come!


[More Sugar Shack Lake House Posts]

We’re Building a Lake House!
Lake House Updates, Vol. 1
Lake House Updates, Vol. 2
The Sugar Shack | Bedroom Designs
The Sugar Shack | Kitchen Reveal & Other Updates
The Sugar Shack | Kitchen, Bath, & Bed Essentials
The Sugar Shack | Dock Time
The Sugar Shack | Upstairs Bathroom Reveals

PS. I linked every available source when possible…everything else was sourced via A Well Dressed Home and unfortunately, they are trade-only discounted pieces. You can also find all the house essentials we’ve added so far in my Sugar Shack Amazon Shop HERE.


*Photos are a combination of my iPhone, and the talented Valorie Darling and Costa Christ Media! Be sure to follow Costa Christ Media for the most insane interiors, and gorgeous prints! And if you’re looking for design or construction help, I can’t recommend A Well Dressed Home enough! They work with homeowners all over the US and Caribbean.

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