Our wonderful clients had a gorgeous home on a golf course. They really loved the coastal look and wanted something bright and cheery for their home where they are known for throwing fabulous parties. We created a design plan with sea glass as our inspiration.
The color scheme in the home was gold and burgundy with lots of traditional cherry furniture.
We transformed the dining room with sea glass colors, art and beachy accessories. The new contemporary chandelier looks very light and gone is the heavy china cabinet, replaced with a long buffet with textured drawer fronts and a distressed white finish. The X pattern on the back of the chairs was designed to coordinate with the newly painted built in cabinets.
One of the client’s favorite details are the Capiz shells we hung over the mirror. We didn’t want to take out the mirror because it reflected a lot of light, but we wanted to soften it with something unexpected. In the evening the shells shimmer making a glamorous glow.
The table is set for the party!
The entry way was very formal and had dark, traditional furniture.
The new entryway is brighter and definitely sets the tone for the home. The pattern in the indoor/outdoor rug compliments the pattern in the glass doors and we even repurposed a cabinet that had lived in the living room. It was painted blue and the hardware got a new silver finish. A large polished nautilus shell photograph feels soothing and relaxing.
The living room is large and has a dramatic wood ceiling. However, despite it’s impressive size, guests rarely spent any time in there.
We kept the interesting coffee table, but replaced the sofas with two curved sofas that are long enough to comfortably sit three people without feeling squished. We also added four lounge chairs with deep, soft cushions and a textured sisal rug for a more relaxed feeling in the formal space.
Painting the wood ceiling white made the space much cheerier and the sea fan prints in sea glass colors added simple art that could be appreciated from across the room. Stationary drapery panels on either side of the large sliding window help absorb sound in the large space and frame the pretty view of the pool.
Instead of the cabinet flanked by extra dining chairs, we used a tall bookcase with lots of detail to help balance out the room. Now the couple can display all their treasures, which make great conversation pieces for those parties. Of course the space wouldn’t be complete without some sea glass under the watchful eye of our sea horse.
The family room was cozy, but the fireplace lacked definition and the colors didn’t help to highlight it.
Besides the cool green color, the mantle we added really makes a statement on the fireplace. The new high leg recliners look like regular chairs but recline waaaayyyy back for optimum TV watching or snoozing.
We added a touch of whimsy around the extra large TV with tiny metallic fish. The fish pop up all over the room and a few can even be found just outside the door.
The master bedroom was also spacious, but the bright light from the adjacent den made sleeping in past 6 am difficult throughout the summer.
We added blackout drapery over the doors, painted the walls a soft sea glass green, and added a pattern rug and bench. We also took down the heavy metal plaques above the bed and replaced them with three dimensional stars for a more ethereal, sleepy feeling for the room.