Labor day reminds me of BBQ, Bathing Suits and Beach Houses. Every year we celebrate with our amazing friends up “north.” For those of you who know me, you know “north” isn’t that far away due an unfortunate case of motion sickness, particularly in automobiles. This labor days begins with a three hour trip to a familiar place where time seems to slow down, laughter fills the air, friends become family and a good book becomes the perfect snuggle buddy. It’s home away from home and sometimes just worth blogging about.
“It’s time to cruise”… which usually means it’s time to jump in the pontoon and cruise around 8point lake. Every year we notice we stop and talk about the same home. It’s so well done. It made us wonder and hope the interior was equally as stunning. This week I’m going to take a stab at it and design it myself. I’m looking for grades here people, so don’t forget to comment and let me know what you think!
Let’s begin with a couple steps up onto the patio, journey through the french doors and envision finding yourself in a trimmed out paradise!
A tailored, tufted seat and and slick silhouette of a leather sofa will anchor a raised panel wainscot wall beckoning you to sit, relax and enter into a good convo. I’m imagining the walnut floors are accented with beautifully subtle, neutral paint colors. My favorite pick of the month Benjamin Moore Navajo White OC-95.
And just maybe the all seasons room, adjacent this beautiful sitting room, contains a cottage style dining set. TIP: not all pieces of furniture have to match exactly. Notice the chairs do not match the table, and the sideboard doesn’t match anything. The monochromatic color concept is the balance to the unmatched pieces. TRICK: Stick to colors found in nature to create a soothing cottage retreat.
After a long hard day of playing in the sun you’ll need a beautiful place to rest. So let’s take a trip up the painted staircase to the master suite and see what kind of damage we can do. TIP: Pillows make the beds look amazing! But you’ll have to store these bad boys when you actually want to use the bed. Try searching locally for accent pillows. That way you aren’t heart broken when you catch Fido sleeping on the dry clean only Euros in the corner.
I’m envisioning the master bath to be fully loaded with amenities: his and her vanities, walk out private patio, soaking tub and accents of glass mosaic tile. A little bit goes a long way. Glass is very trendy so be careful of your qty’s. Below is a computer rendering I did to illustrate the design. Trick: Paint is the most inexpensive tool which makes the biggest impact. Try to experiment with your focal walls.
Let’s see … we’ll need a few accessories for finishing touches:
If you prefer pops of color you can mix any of these in for good measure and brighten up the scheme.
Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! Cheers.
“If we took a Holiday, Took some time to Celebrate, Just one day out of life, It would be so nice ” ~ Madonna