More Beachy love

August 12, 2011

This first image is a beach cottage Sara Richardson designed for HGTV.  With a paint line, furniture line, and television show this vibrant young woman is clearly looking to take over the design world, and why not?!  the easy style of this room and the pops of color are perfectly balanced.  It’s fresh easy and pretty (and the little stools that are too cute for words are covered in my all time favorite pattern from Schumacher – Chiang Mai Dragon / 173272 color: China Blue.

Not the same house (or designer ) the next two photos are inspiring in a creative way.  It seems to me when people embark on building a house or doing a major remodel, smaller details are often lost because they are faced with SO many decisions.  Contractors are always trying to keep jobs moving so they can get on with the next, and there are light fixtures to be ordered so that they arrive in time for the electrician, special details like hardware, trim details, and other flourishes are overlooked or decisions are made quickly OR the contractor assumes it’s being done “the way we always do it” UGH!   I love this little nook, carved out under the staircase, the attention to details like the V-grove ceiling, and walls and rope handrail prove this simple little space was well thought out.  I’m crazy for rope as hand rail, look at this one…

Beautiful right?  The use of the cleat on both are clever and the thoughtfulness and attention to detail make both these looks winners!  String, Rope… it’s everywhere!  Get on this trend – if it’s house appropriate – because it’s an easy and inexpensive one to create.  I’m going to go shopping for a summer house right now so I can have rope rails.

3 Responses to “More Beachy love”

  1. Uncle Beefy Says:

    Okay, well, first, I *j’adore* Sarah Richardson! Two, I *love* me a nook! And, three, that last rope styled banister is sending me over the edge! SO great! 🙂

  2. bill barr Says:

    Appreciate your feedback Beefy! Ditto on all points. : )

  3. growtheflow Says:

    The cleats—- brilliant!

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