Decorating Dilemma: Leslie’s Lake House

Decorating a lake house from scratch

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Dear How to Decorate,

Could you tell me if the Mandarin Microfiber fabric and the Belize Apricot fabric coordinate? I’m thinking about doing the Eton Club Chair in the Belize apricot and the Eton Ottoman in the mandarin microfiber. I have swatches and they appear to match, but since they are such small samples I thought I’d check with you guys!

I am currently planning to decorate our new lake home. I’m thinking about the Eton Sofa in Suzanne Kasler Linen Indigo (against the knee wall seen in photo 1) then 2 Eton Club Chairs with ottomans (angles towards each other with a small table between) on the back wall seen in pic 2. 


Picture to the right
Left outside wall
Dear Leslie,

Yes! The Belize Apricot and the Mandarin Micofiber will coordinate beautifully. Bring the color to your sofa and chairs with some of our Kiki Frog Pillows in Coral and Navy, Suzanne Kasler Embroidered Coral Pillow, Parker Pom Pom Raffia Pillow and Parker Flange Raffia Pillow in Navy. Add a nautical flair with our Wake Knot Pillow in Navy and our Vintage Ticking Pillow in Navy.

Just for fun, take a look at our Compass Side Table, Classic Garden Stool in Coral and the Allen Side Table for added fun. Our Braided Jute Rug in natural will add a great casual lakeside vibe.

Happy Decorating!

The Design Team


Decorating a lake house from scratch

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