BEACH HOUSE STYLE
Whether your on the West Coast, East Coast or the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, FL – a beach house is always a place to make memories.
A beach house third floor has always been a kids place for the summer to play with brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and beach buddies you just met. I designed the plans for this beach house keeping in mind how important it was to have this 3rd floor! Piling into the beach club of the third floor – oh what memories I have as a kid.
A Bigger bed for the older kids is perfectly positioned with sailboat shelves and an additional cot for sleep overs. How charming are the Sweet Summer Linens?
Always make nooks and crannies. This is the perfect nook to put the old fashioned cot. What child wouldn’t LOVE this?
Colorful fan and beach towels!!
Puff puff’s for everyone!!!
A place to hang your bathing suit, towels, and summer clothing… IT’S THE BEACH!!
Calling all beach babies!! I said this to my little beach babies as they grew up on the beach. Calling all beach babies to the Sweet Summer Linens magical tent – which my daughter Mandi designed and created. Story time… and then maybe nap time for the kids… Then cocktail time for the parents ; )
A twin bed in a nook with boat windows above to hear the surf and smell the salt air! All the bedding was custom made by Sweet Summer Linens.
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SUMMER BEACH COTTAGE PART 2
Here is part 2 of the Summer Beach Cottage featured in Cottage Style Bookazine by Meredith Publications. Hope you enjoy!!!
Sweet summer cottages – whether your on the coast of Sarasota FL or on the eastern seaboard… There’s nothing like being by the sea!!
Welcome to the summer cottage!
Everyone needs a porch by the sea.
Cutting flowers from the garden to make the cottage feel welcoming to all it’s guests.
A place to sit and be happy, after a swim in the ocean.
Ocean air throughout the cottage.
Watermelon is a summer treat in Sarasota FL… Endless summer – you have to love it!!
All the fresh ocean air and the summer sun. There’s nothing like jumping in a bed of fresh linens made by sweet summer linens.
Fresh linens with the smell of roses and ocean air blowing in… ahh!! Please don’t end!
A bed to snuggle up in. Oh those sweet summer linens – second floor loft that over looks the sea – what a dream!
Details, details, details!!
Check out more of this cottage at Cottage Style.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
Happy 4th of July weekend! Red, White and Blue – now that’s AMERICAN.
Thought I would share this photo with you all, considering the holiday. It’s a seaside project I designed in the harbor on Nantucket – featured in Coastal Living Magazine.
SUMMER BEACH COTTAGE
We’re back!! We have been gone for a while on projects for clients and setting up our design studio and showroom in Sarasota, FL. HAPPY 1st DAY OF SUMMER!!!
Being the first day of summer, everyone dreams of having a cottage on the beach… or nearby… This project was a vintage cottage that I gave a fresh stylish remodel to without taking away the original charm… HAPPY SUMMER and get ready for tan lines and sandy toes!
This Summer Beach Cottage is a recent project of mine that was just featured in Cottage Style Bookazine by Meredith Publications. The project ended up being bigger than anticipated, so I’m going to break it down into 3 blogs!
June is my favorite time on the coast. With all the wild roses blooming everywhere, oh the smell of them in the salt air is heaven.
I brightened up the cottage by painting all the knotty pine walls and ceilings. Happy colors for a happy place on this front door.
Summer time calls for sandy toes and bare feet, so give your colorful flip flops and summer sneakers a rest.
Sit and take a break in this happy place of mixed and matched patterns. Fill your beach pales and pitchers with fresh picked flowers from the seaside garden, and enjoy the smells of summer.
Take a traditional sofa and jazz it up with fresh patterned pillows from Sweet Summer Linens. Most furniture pieces were designed by Tracey Rapisardi Design. To add some cottage charm, I designed the starfish cut out at the top of the stairs… details details details…
Oh my god – my favorite… a hot pink dining room table is the perfect addition to this Beach Cottage. For a twist, paint your Windsor Bow Back Chairs white to break up the traditional stiffness. The scolloped trim throughout the cottage is original to the house – a must stay!
Mis-matched dishes on open shelving? Now thats true cottage style!
I put glass panel doors in the original cabinets, again painted it all white and changed out the hardware and hinges. The glass doors in this adorable cottage kitchen helps to make the room feel bigger. The scollops and corner shelves are again original to the cottage, and add wonderful charm. I added bead-board and butcher block to capture a true cottage feel. Colorful accessories add to the fun.
Time to make the cocktails with plenty of limes… Sweet summer drinks are on the way! Happy Summer Beach Babies!!!