Welcome to Bayberry Cottage. Founded in 2001, Bayberry Cottage has become one of Michigan’s most beloved places for all things vacation home. As interior designers, shopkeepers, and occasional counselors to second homeowners we have a lot to do it’s a good thing we truly love our work.
Our Design Services: Lake Michigan Style We’ll Bring Home to You
In the winter, when our seasonal friends return to their “real lives,” the store gets quieter, but the Bayberry Cottage team gets to work on our off-season design projects! These vacation home projects are planned and implemented through the winter and unveiled when our clients return in spring.
Springtime is all about big reveals at Bayberry Cottage, both in the store and for our design clients! And we know our clients are in suspense all winter as we design, install, and accessorize their homes to perfection. There’s nothing like the moment everyone returns in the warm months to see their beautiful, personal, custom vacation spaces for the first time! After lots of hugs, some light jumping up and down, and intermittent tears of joy, we leave everyone to relax and enjoy—and it’s on to the next project!
Meet Bayberry Founder:
Hi, I’m Gwen DeBruyn, founder and Director of Creative Design at Bayberry Cottage. I have spent the last 30 years working to bring the best of South Haven to our summer guests. After owning and operating hotels, vacation rentals, and acting as President of the Lakeshore Convention & Visitors Bureau, I opened Bayberry Cottage and discovered my true passion: designing gorgeous, fun, inspired vacation homes!
When you work with Bayberry Cottage, you’ll have a dedicated design team already installed to work remote on your dream renovation. Through our decades of experience working along the Michigan lakeshore, we can not only identify potential problems, but solve them before they happen!
Let’s chat about how we can make your second home the vacation home you’ve always been dreaming of!
Our Store: Lake Michigan Style You’ll Want to Bring Home
Bayberry Cottage is a local destination. If you stop by our shop you’ll find us catching up with clients, vacationers, and customers who’ve dropped in to check out our latest selection of casual, colorful, lake house treasures.
Our vibrant, easy-going aesthetic is all about making people to feel inspired, comfortable, and relaxed—it’s no surprise when shoppers mention they’d like to just move into the store and never leave. (While we don’t recommend sleepovers in the store, we do offer a full range of interior design services to bring the store to you...)
Our retail store is well known as a must-see as we reveal our next showcase of Lake Michigan style every season. And on our site we offer carefully curated beach house essentials for our far-away friends!