Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve checked in here. Turns out, having two small children is pretty exhausting and I find myself passing out on the couch mid Mrs. Maisel episode instead of pontificating my thoughts here on this blog.
I have been working on the #CSideProject for about, well, three years now. I am fortunate to have been involved in the entire process – from land acquisition, to architectural drawings, permitting, selections, and now to the final, finishing touches. It has been a labor of love and I absolutely cannot wait to share the final project. It is in the verrrry homestretch now after hitting pretty much every road block imaginable (not even kidding) and I wanted to share a glimpse inside.
These photos are from a gorgeous December day that had just an insane sunset. Check out the view from the Master Bedroom. The Marvin sliding french doors frame the beach and sunset just perfectly. Can you imagine enjoying a glass of rosé on this balcony? Gimme. Paint color is Sherwin Williams Topsail.
I have had a lot of fun designing the bathrooms. I would normally recommend going with neutral finishes in a bathroom so they can stand the test of time, but in a beach house? Go for it! It is a vacation home and should feel like it. The multicolor Penny Round tile was sourced at Floor & Decor (for a steal!) and the Blue Mosaic tile was sourced from the Tile Outlet in Chicago. I just love how they turned out.
The kitchen is coming along swimmingly. We chose white cabinets to keep the space feeling as light and bright as possible. A wood-toned island will anchor the space, and two large rattan pendants and a sea glass chandelier will add texture.
A beautiful hardwood floor from Stuga is currently hiding under the cardboard to protect it during these last few weeks. I was looking for a warm, light wood to keep with the airiness of the beach and couldn’t be happier with the Pippi style. It is exactly what we were looking for – and the occasional knotted plank lends itself to the nautical vibe. Can’t wait to see the whole space uncovered!
I am heading out there on Monday for what should be the final site visit! Can’t wait.
May your 2020 be as calm and colorful as this beautiful Lake Michigan sunset. Cheers!