Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fooled the Experts......

I love it.. I fooled the experts!!!!!! This  Old House Magazine on line has a story about  one of my favorite projects...Not an old house but a new house that feels like an old house.
the stove...  how fun is this
the laundry center with one of Anna's ONE OF A KIND oyster shell and beach glass chandeliers

To view all of the images go to:

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20366911,00.html

It  was a NEW house built to feel like an old house....It took about  a year to build and all the carpenters we so open  to doing things a little bit differently.  Richard Leo Johnson photographed it is a beautiful manner and Elizabeth Beeler styled it . Anna and I helped her and as always we had such fun.
The owners loved the "idea" of an old house but with the conveniences of a new house. They were open for new ideas and different ways to use the great old thing that they had been collecting. They had the best of both worlds ocean front with an equally as beautiful view to the right.
My dilemma....focus of the seating arrangement...which view....
I solved the problem by swivel club chairs around an ottoman that can be for feet  or with a large  tray (as a table)
They are all avid readers so comfy was also important......



It is right on the beach so  a great outdoor shower is high on the list of "got to have"


 The porch...with a view


I designed the hanging bed from a photograph the owner had been saving for several years. The mattress, and throw pillows are covered in outdoor fabric  to protect them. ...The magic spot for reading a good book or sleeping the afternoon away.

 Clink on the link above and enjoy the  photographs.

9 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

Beautiful! and the best thing is it is simple and welcoming, with no pomposity or 'big new house' at all! It looks like a place people could be happy.

Kathi said...

I could just live and die on that porch! Heaven on the beach!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Love it! One of my favorites of yours.

Jane said...

Beautiful! I am not a real fan of blues, but I really like the pale blue slipcovers on the chairs. Soothing...and fresh!

Did you receive the email with my address? I am looking forward to the pillow cover...and book.

Sandy Toes said...

Love your work! I pinned your bedroom photo and never connected it to your blog. I would love to see some blogs just on your outside showers! I have loved them since I was a child visiting the Jersey shore with my family. Thanks for sharing!
And you know you don't live on the water if you are not a fan of blues... Blue is the color of beach life - sea and sky.

JANET said...

I have loved this home since I seen it in Coastal Living magazine. I kept the magazine for inspiration. Love the colors and that stove is to die for.

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

So so pretty!! Thrilled to have found your blog and excited to start digging around!

lala said...

Just lovely! This home has such a welcoming, relaxed feel to it. I am in love with the swivel chairs - could you let me know where you purchased them? Most I have looked at are too compact, but yours have a wonderful ample back.

Tula Rodriguez said...

Hi I love the turquoise backsplash. Where did you get it at?