"Given our panoramic view of the lake, we didn't want the inside of the house to compete with the view outside," Guo says. "All of the colors we picked are gentle and subdued; they blend well with the scenery outside."The mantel and built-in bookshelves are original to the home. The double French doors to the right of the fireplace, part of the renovation, improve the flow from room to room. The third bedroom became a study.