In keeping with the beach theme of the last post, here is Coastal Living's 2008 Idea House on Galveston Island.Inspired by Galveston's rich architectural past, this house on was designed in the Carpenter Gothic-style. Notice the number of windows which allow for natural light and ventilation and take advantage of the ocean views. The house survived the hurricane of fall 2008 with minimal damage while its neighbors were destroyed.
Wonderful tall windows and great built ins in this room. There is lots of texture with sheers, a wicker table and an unusual rope chair.
This is the other side of the living room. This soothing color scheme lets the emphasis be on the ocean views. Plaid rugs unite all of the colors. One of the decorators, Susan Bozeman said, "We used sand tones, soft blues and greens, and a little pop of aqua on the lamps for contrast...."