April 29, 2012

a stunning beach house tour

This is one of my favorite houses down by the beach. It has incredible designer touches that mixes antiques with seashells and beachy accents.    


Great curb appeal is achieved here with a clean palette of 
white and traditional brick and is finished off with a long 
wrap-around porch and citrus trees in pots. 


A custom made seashell address 
medallion hangs on the porch.


The living room is a perfect mix of antiques in an ocean and sand color palette.  A natural fiber rug and window shades pull it all together. 


My favorite part of this family room is the seashell encrusted fireplace surround.  It has all the amenities a family could want, including easy access to the backyard swimming pool.


The white kitchen gets a bit of color from the turquoise tile backsplash, and a breathtaking mermaid mosaic highlights the kitchen and sets the tone for this seaside theme.  Majolica plates in greens adorn the window on the right side.  The rich wood floor gives the whole space warmth.  


The dining room greets visitors at the front of the house and is just off the kitchen.  It's walls are a vibrant turquoise venetian plaster and the dining chairs are a sandy colored linen, finished off with playful striped seats.  French doors open up to the front porch.


Perfect balance and symmetry makes this room simple, 
and the colors make it so fun!


The master bedroom is a quiet sanctuary 
with it's own private outdoor retreat.


The soothing colors continue on through the master bath.


I love the mix of bohemian chic antiques with the colors of the sea. 


A nice little quiet spot in the hallway.


A fun beachy spin in one of the bedrooms.


Here the decor has turned sweet and feminine.


A useful study nook at the top of the stairs. 


Custom pierced cabinets define the laundry room area.


A beautiful pool, a fire pit with comfortable seating and a barbecue station enhance this backyard.  Notice the second mermaid mosaic.  
This one is the focal point of the outdoor space.


A third story deck is blissfully enjoyed, especially when gorgeous Pacific sunsets can be easily spied from a comfy spot on the outdoor sofas. 


ciao! fabiana

8 comments:

  1. Wow! A lot of work and talent went into that! So pretty!

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  2. So many great ideas...the beach AND a backyard pool? LUCKKEEE. I like the branches on the mantel...may have to copy that. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Love the pierced cabinets in the laundry room!

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  4. Your photos are definitely inspiring. We are getting ready to purchase a beach home and I'm doing some serious online hunting for decorating ideas. Your pictures made me realize that just about every picture of living areas I have collected had three colors: aqua, brown and white. Thanks!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  5. Such a perfect look for a little slice of Heaven. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
    pam

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  6. AWSOME PICS:) I really like your blog and I will happily follow.

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  7. This home is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  8. Love, love the bedroom and master bath! Great house!! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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