Inside the front doors of the 2008 Coastal Living Idea House in Galveston, Texas, is a charming foyer. Check out the curved handrail. I love the way it instantly lets your mind know that, although stately and traditional, this house has a touch of whimsy as well. Funny how one little curve can speak such volumes.
The house has a very open feel to it. The detailed trim work and abundance of windows are fabulous:
Throughout the main living areas of the house you’ll find a unique blend of both traditional and modern decor.
The great room is split up into two separate sitting areas. An area rug on each side of the room defines each of the sitting areas. The identical rugs tie the spaces together, but allows them to have separate identities:
One side is more formal:
The other is more casual:
The windows across both spaces are incredible!
The Dining Room is symmetrical, sophisticated, seaside-inspired and sun-drenched.
My favorite combination.
My heart would beat faster every time I passed the driftwood mirror.
The shallow depth of the table below it is PERFECTION.
A few steps from the Dining Room is the Kitchen. It’s not gigantic….
…but it does have it’s own sitting area off to the side:
My favorite Bedroom in the home is the Bunkroom:
I love the pairing of the white planked walls with the dark ceiling.
The galvanized aluminum outdoor light fixtures are to die for, and I love the shutters too. I MUST have some in the Lettered Cottage!
On the opposite side of the room is an old rope ladder that leads to a “secret” space up above. The dreamer in me LOVES this idea. The designer in me sees millions of scuff marks on the beautiful white wall.
Here is the Bathroom off the Bunkroom. The sink is amazing, and the choice of materials and colors are so crisp and refreshing!
The Guest Bedroom is sweet and has a tranquil palette…
…and I may have to steal this shower basin idea for my own Guest Bath:
The Master Bedroom is formal, but retains a relaxed feel through its time-worn accessories.
I am CRAZY about the transom window above the door. It really keeps things in proportion. It doesn’t let that big, canopy feel like the tallest thing in the room…way to go little transom!
The door that leads to the Master Bath also has a transom window above it. Isn’t it spectacular?
I have definitely drawn inspiration from this gorgeous, thoughtfully decorated home…hope you have too!