Sunday, July 8, 2012

My visit to Coastal Living's 2012 Ultimate Beach House

Things are going my way-
(no, this isn't my pool... but-)

As luck would have it, on the last day of our family trip to
Rosemary Beach, Fla.... guess what opened?

Yes sir! 

Not many people would get so excited over this, but other
designers and home enthusiasts- get it.

I didn't have to twist the arms of my mom and sister in law to join me-
their jaws dropped along with mine.

Such a nice beachy feel- all soft, coastal colors

If you haven't been seeing the fabulous shower systems by
Kohler, start to drool. Sweet surprise- many of the plumbing
fixtures were antique brass 

Yes, the seat is round

Most of the upholstery is made out of Sunbrella fabric. You've known it for
the outdoors, but it is huge for interior furniture as well. Soft and sumptuous
and easy to clean with soap and water (and bleach if needed!).

Striking tiled wall and mirror by Madegoods

Somehow missed taking full photos of the kitchen, but all of
the fabulous light fixtures are from Circa Lighting

Local photographer taking pictures for
the newspaper... he took lots of shots 
of me taking photos too. (I got his name
and number for pure business reasons)

Part of the prep kitchen... loved the Target dishes with
the beaded edges (who knew?). 

More from Kohler

One of my favorite features... most plumbing is hidden
by cabinet doors in the bath... why not add a 
drawer instead?

Beautiful bed custom designed by Reid Classics out of Dothan, Alabama

Maybe my favorite room- stash the kids-

Or maybe this one... Go ahead. Paint your ping pong table!

Upholstered furniture by Lee Industries- a front runner in 
earth friendly materials and sustainable processes

Sis in law, Nicky and Mom, Deanna

Another unique fixture from Circa Lighting
and... tons of woven wood shades throughout

Entry to another well used niche-
(note: one of my favorite features throughout the house was the fact
that all doors (interior and closet) were painted this charcoal grey color).

More creative space for guests

Lynx outdoor grill - it's the Granddaddy

Loved the whimsical feel of the outdoor draperies,
created naturally of Sunbrella fabrics

Installed this Kohler system in my client, New York, New York's house recently-
never occurred to me to use it outside!

The house should be featured in a fall issue of Coastal Living and for
more info on the house as well as the sponsors,
click here

What a great treat for me on my last day in charming Rosemary Beach!

Until next time,


  1. Wow that house is stunning!! So jealous, but it looks like you had a great time touring it, and gained lots of inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous loved all the details and the great use of space for over night guest! Thanks for sharing,

  3. I have been reading your blog for some time and love your wonderful inspiration! I posted a link for some of my readers to see your recap of your visit to the Coastal Living house! Hope that is okay! Thought it was wonderful! So jealous you got to go!

  4. I too toured this house. Just loved it. I did think the kitchen and scullery were goofy though. What a pain for food prep. This was def a party/caterers kitchen only. Loved that media room, bunk rooms and all things Lee Industries. Their upholstery rocks! Rosemary Beach has such style! My favorite along with Alys Beach. Great show home to visit.

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