Man I'm excited to finally get to show you this house! I came in on this project at the beginning of the year when the house had been taken down to the studs. This was a weekend home for the clients, and decisions needed to be made fast. They knew they wanted a beachy vibe, but we wanted to achieve that feeling without adding in cliche items like seashells, sand, oars, or "beach that way" signs. Instead, we created the beachy vibe through materials and texture. So you're gonna see lots of linen, sisal, wood, and soft colors.
First the kitchen-
The cabinets were painted "Heather" by Dunn Edwards which has become one of my favorite colors. You'll look at her in the color deck and think she ain't anything to write home about. In fact, you'll be tempted to totally write her off and say 'ew.' But turns out when put to use in real life she's a superstar. It's the most beautiful soft gray/green/beige. Give her a test swatch in your home, you won't be disappointed.
To the living room-
This is a tiny little space with not very much distance between the sofa and the media cabinet. But this family loves their sports (Go Dubs!), and we needed versatile pieces to move around for drinks and food, but they couldn't be space hogs. These Roost aged brass tables were perfect....they bring in a bit of history and imperfection (which I love), and can be used in many different configurations.
Dang, this house has good tile in it. There are three bathrooms, and we wanted to keep cohesion between them by using the same floor tile, while also creating three unique and individual spaces.
Last, but not least, we've got some foxy bedrooms. The upstairs has a loft vibe to it, which was tricky to design because we needed to be able to accommodate 4 sleeping tweens and teens, and between the major slope in the ceiling and the window situation we were super limited on options. Did I mention this is a historical home?? Cool as it sounds, it means there are a ton of restrictions on what you can do with the home. One of the things we could not change was anything on the exterior. So no moving windows, which ultimately meant no cool built-in bunk bed situations happening up here. We landed on two twin beds, and a super cool piece from Article that easily transforms from a day bed to two memory foam mattresses for sleeping. Brilliant.
For the master bedroom, the client wanted to keep the bed frame and dresser since they were pretty much brand spankin' new, so we worked with those itmes and added layered, textured bedding and plants that don't need watering every week. Man, plants are tricky in a vacation home!
So now you've met my Depot Hill baby. Let me know what ya'll think below!
I have several other projects that I've been working on for months that are right on the verge of wrapping up, and I can't wait to share more afters with you soon!
All pics by Lindsay Brown