When entertaining, it's great to have a lot of different places to gather, so, we love to incorporate a bar in our homes. For this project, we kept the style consistent with the rest of the home- modern with a bohemian edge. I love lighting and a bar is the perfect place to create a relaxed mood. This pendant has a Moroccan feel and looks great with the chevron tiled back wall. We also lit the inside of the cabinets, which gives soft texture to the space. I kept the palette relaxed, with different shades of white to complement the breezy, coastal feel of the home.
Pendant- Aidan Gray Sconce- Regina Andrew Rug- Dash & Albert Vase- One Kings Lane
Today, I'm continuing the tour of our Burnt Pine Lane home with a look at the Master Bathroom. I wanted this space to feel like a luxurious retreat- clean and modern with a bohemian edge to the style. We started the space with Carrara marble on the floors and in the shower. To soften the space we used painted pecky cypress on the vaulted ceiling and framed the windows with breezy, white linen curtains. I chose an upholstered bench for beneath the window and a woven blue and white basket for laundry.
The Moroccan mirrors add gorgeous curvilinear shape and shine in combination with the antiqued mirrored sconces.
When designing cabinetry, we're always thinking about making a space as beautiful as it is functional. An extra storage tower between the vanities is the perfect space for towels and other bathroom necessities.
We decided to tile the entire back wall of the tub area with a chevron mosaic carrara tile to give the space texture. Lighting is recessed above the wall and is perfect for an evening soak. I found this simple but large pendant to bring the whole space together. It's soft gold finish makes the whole space elegant without feeling like it's too much.
Mirrors- Wisteria Sconces- Currey and Co. Pendant- Visual Comfort Bench- Gabby
Basket- Serena & Lily
When you get to design your own home, you're able to choose all of the little details that make a space truly personal. Alex and I had so much fun with this project! The anchor of our home is the kitchen and we wanted it to be filled with tons of natural light. We filled it with windows, glass french doors and two huge infinity doors in the dining and living rooms that open to the swimming pool and outdoor living area. We spend ALL of our time here, with the doors wide open on beautiful days. Alex and I designed the island to look like a piece of furniture. We put shelves on the end for our collection of platters and cookbooks and hand carved a gorgeous design into the heavy pieces of wood that frame the sides. The open glass cabinets are the perfect spot for storage and make the whole space feel so warm and welcoming. We used our trademark cypress cabinetry and brought in a modern element by tiling the entire back wall in a carrera mosaic. The dark cabinetry is the perfect backdrop for our larger pieces of white coral, heirloom silver and white dishes. I think the gold pendants add the perfect bit of polish and the burnished gold hardware ties it all together.
Counters- Bianca Macaubus Quartzite Stools- Lee Industries Pendants- Visual Comfort Rug- One Kings Lane Range- Wolfe Refrigerator- Sub Zero
Alex and I are comfortable keeping very busy schedules. This week alone, we started the foundation work on TWO new houses- yay! We got to meet with our wonderful out of town clients on another project and work out all of the interior finishes and lighting choices. I had a major drapery install, did two interviews, started a new accounting system and had three sick children. And it's only Wednesday. But honestly, having a beautiful office to work in can totally change your state of mind no matter how crazy the week is.
When I started planning this space, I knew I wanted it to be comfortably elegant- polished, yet with an eclectic style. The centerpiece is this gorgeous rattan chair by Gabby. I am completely in love with its cool, graceful attitude. The Kim Salmela, turquoise, velvet pillow is the perfect accent. I chose airy linen drapes and placed a cypress bench, custom designed by Alex, beneath the window.
I designed the white shelving with contrasting cypress on the back and put file cabinets on the desk for easy storage. I then filled the shelves with books, pieces of coral and all kinds of fun memories. You can see my little collection of sea urchins and butterflies found by Alex and our children. That awesome Japanese print of a Samarai once hung in my karate grandmaster's office and my parents brought me the smaller framed print after a trip to Thailand.
Paint Color- Benjamin Moore, Ocean Floor Chair- Gabby, available at Layla Grayce Rug- Horchow Bench- Custom made by Old Seagrove Homes Pillow- One Kings Lane Books- One Kings Lane
We're planning on getting our Christmas tree this afternoon, so Holiday entertaining ideas are on my mind. Our weather is absolutely beautiful right now so, we eat outside every single day. I collected my favorite things for outdoor dining and entertaining. I started out with a beautiful farm table and chairs. These side chairs are classic with an unexpected lattice detail. A bench on one side is a great choice for the children. I also love an accent chair for the head of the table. This one is slip covered in Sunbrella fabric and accented with a cute red pillow. For the table top, I found an assortment of whimsical plates, napkins, glasses and accessories. Happy entertaining everyone!
To see all of my favorite outdoor furniture picks, take a look at my Pinterest boards.
1- Summer Classics- Club Teak backless bench 2- Summer Classics- Croquet Teak rectangular farm table 3- Summer Classics- Haley side chair 4- Fresh Eucalyptus Wreath 5- Gold Antler Bottle Opener 6- Paddle Cheese Board 7- Christmas Trees 8- Sundial Side Chair 9- Christmas Crackers 10- Evergreen Napkins 11- Pearl Highball Set 12- Noel Canape Plates
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The before and afters of this kitchen get me every time I see them. The Bienvenu home was gorgeous from the exterior. Beautiful bones, great spaces and a fabulous location just two blocks from the beach. In stark contrast to the graceful exterior, the interior was awkward. Besides the color and material choices being very heavy and dark, the arrangement was cramped and poorly designed. Here is what we started with.
This family loves to be in the kitchen, so, Alex and I came up with a new layout that combined functionality with a bright, airy and relaxed style. They wanted a lot of counter space for multiple cooks to work at the same time and room for entertaining and large gatherings. We began by raising the windows along the right wall to allow for plenty of counter space and cabinetry. The range was relocated to the space between the windows. A new island was constructed with two sinks and a built in banquette constructed on the opposite side. We designed and built a cypress table with plenty of seating for family and guests. Painted pecky cypress cabinetry with gold hardware, floating shelves and a stained pecky cypress ceiling complete the space.
The blue star range was the one special request of the owners. We designed the whole color palette around this beautiful blue.
The angled wall on the left was the perfect place to design a bar for everyone to fix refreshments. It's the ideal location to be a part of the kitchen but not in the way of the cooking.
We recently finished the Hickory Street cottage in Seagrove Beach. The kitchen, living and dining area are all open to each other so, I wanted each area to be separate but cohesive with the whole. I kept the color palette simple by primarily using navy, gold, white and gray with little pops of accent colors throughout. I love how the navy island pulls the whole space together and looks so beautiful with with gold pendants and hardware. The whole vibe of the space is open, airy and casually elegant- a place equally suited to entertaing after a day at the beach or lounging around barefoot and in bathing suits.
This home was built not only to be a vacation home for the owners but also as a rental home during the major seasons. To keep everything looking great but also functional, all of the furniture is slip covered in washable fabrics. It all looks fabulous but is also practical for the owners. The pillows add great color and pattern by complementing the blue color palette. The fabulous painting you see above the bar is by the local artist Allison Wickey.
I've come to the conclusion lately that runners are quite possibly the ultimate accessory. For a relatively small investment, you can add high impact design to your space. A great runner can add that unexpected pattern, detail or burst of color to an otherwise neutral room. Think beyond just your hallways, but into spaces like the bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. Here is a roundup of my current favorites.
I'm continuing the tour of 70 Seagrove Village Drive with 3 bedrooms and 1 really fun bunk room!
When designing the Master Suite we wanted to create an elegant retreat. We included an intimate study just off of the bedroom, complete with custom pecky cypress built ins to complement the rustic vaulted ceilings. Vintage velvet chairs, blue linen upholstery and bits of blue and glass throughout mix perfectly with the rustic cypress ceilings, solid beams and warm paint colors.
I just loved the Blue Bedroom. The pecky cypress headboard niche was the perfect thing to make this bedroom feel so custom and elegant. I especially love the mix of the gold sconces on the rustic, weathered wood.
Here is a look at the downstairs bedroom. Classic blue and white toile and tons of natural light make this space such a pretty coastal style.
I LOVE bunk rooms! For this great space I found the greatest Otomi pillows with a bright punch of color on top of a soft cabana stripe. We designed the diamond detail on the railing and built the back wall out of pecky cypress. A staircase between the bunks makes this space more polished and perfect for little little climbers.
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