I have certainly thought a trip to the Hamptons should go on the bucket list, how about you? I picture celebrity homes, Carrie Bradshaw laying out by the pool and catering provided by the Barefoot Contessa. In reality the closest I am getting anytime soon is the Hamptons, Columbia, SC 29209, back off Old Woodlands. Luckily there is a client who is seeking a classic coastal cottage type style.
Lets go room by room and put together the cottage home that transports this darling couple to a dreamy vacation spot each day.
Foyer, they already have a great start with an antique bench. I sandy neutral on the walls such as Macadamia or Nomadic Desert from Sherwin Williams would look great. Maybe a rug from Dash and Albert?
An entry should say something about you, so personal items are great. A light fixture that you LOVE or a piece of original art is a great way to show guests your personality right as they enter your home.
From School House Electric.
A study is to the left. A classic gray wall, an antique desk, a natural fiber rug and bold fabric on upholstered club chairs with cozy ottomans to put your feet up and read a book. Shutters, woven blinds or draperies would complete the look.
Dining room, classic wainscoting in crisp white and a farmhouse style table are a great starting point. Lets add host and hostess chairs in a white and beige fabric is a more formal finish to a still comfortable entertaining space.
A white on white kitchen is this clients dream. A beadboard ceiling, white cabinets, classic hardware and maybe subway tile? I would love to see a butcher block island with a driftwood grayed stain and white quartz countertops. I love full, functional draperies in a kitchen or bathroom to add richness. The key to using one color is to add lots of texture. Pull together the perfect tone on tone look with a farmhouse sink, great rugs, tile, fabrics…all in different shades of white.
The den- the hub- needs= cozy, comfortable and to scale in the room. Dreaming of a light neutral sectional, grasscloth wallpaper, mix of finishes, this room should feel cozy and ready to entertain at a moments notice.
Master bedroom and bathroom should be an oasis. This suite should be all about spa like soothing with super soft bedding, light weight and colored fabrics and a calming wall color.
As a family grows so do the other bedrooms and baths. For now, lets carry the sandy neutrals upstairs mixed with the calming blues and greens of the sea.
Inspiration…cottage in the Hamptons, Realization… create your unique style with the cottage home of your dreams.