Lakefront Lifestyle


A sassy sign in the windowsill reads “You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to” and while that kernel of wisdom may hold true, you might want to consider attending anything you are invited to on this porch out on Lake Caroline. 

Sometimes, meticulous planning and placement is the key to a good space, but for designer and homeowner Lesley Tatum of Historically Modern Interiors, she said it’s the mish-mash of random pieces that offers a breezy transition from the indoors to the perfect place to enjoy afternoon reading, a relaxing sunset or an evening cocktail.

“There are a bunch of little details people might not expect and that gives it a real funky vibe that’s hard to nail down, but still feels tied together and relaxing,” Tatum said.

Tatum said she wanted to have natural flow from inside to out and decided to have a little bit of fun with a variety of found items to cultivate the relaxed feel of a camphouse, with a touch of sophistication she dubs “southern fried Tribeca.”