Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Coastal Living Beach House

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...."

6 comments:

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

How beautiful!

Heather said...

This is such a beautiful house. I love the neutral colors they've chosen with the pops of blue color.

Artsy Fartsy said...

I had this issue of Coastal saved in my stash and we were all just reading the article how this home survived the storm at work the other day, I was soooo amazed it was there and hardly anything was left standing around it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are not too awfully far from me in Va, are you far from Hillsville, we make it up there to the sales from time to time, Blessings, Janna

Shannon said...

So gorgeous!! I love the neutrals. I know everyone screams, color but I seem to always be drawn to shades of cream and white with just little splashes of color.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at my blog, Nonnie Bear!!

My Slice of Heaven said...

I love Galveston! Even though I'm a California girl by birth I have adopted the Gulf coast as my own. So glad it survived the hurricane (we had to replace our roof and lost a favorite tree and we live north of Houston). I'll have to try and find it this summer when we journey down there for a visit. It's gorgeous...

Dawna said...

What a beautiful house! Love the decorating style! thanks for sharing it.