Happy Monday evening! I thought that I would share with you a project of mine that I worked on recently, it was probably one of my favorite projects to work on to date! My client was extremely laid back and let me just run with my creativity, thoughts, ideas, and designs… Keeping the budget in mind of course!
This is a fantastically huge beach house that was built in the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, as an investment to be used as a rental. The house includes 12 bedrooms, 13 1/2 bathrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool with tons of outdoor deck space, a game room, 3 sitting/TV rooms, a media room, 2 morning kitchens and a large kitchen and dining area that seats 32 people at any given meal time! With all that in mind I was not able to go crazy overboard with accessories (because in a rental they don’t get treated that great) but I had a fantastic time shopping and making all the selections, all the way from the tile and tile designs and layouts to the flooring, lighting, plumbing, and paint selections and the kitchen layout and designs, the furniture and fabric schemes , pictures and accessories, as well as the individual design schemes in each bedroom and bathroom. There was a lot of coordinating to do, but I worked hard and stayed organized and it all came together beautifully in the end!
This is the large kitchen designed to solve the “too many cooks in the kitchen” problem. It features a huge professional size range, two refrigerator/ freezers, a large walk in pantry, and large single bowl sink and an additional large prep sink, with tons of counter space… Keeping in mind the house sleeps 32 people!
Over the large island, I choose two fantastic shell chandeliers that bring focus to the center of the room and add a sophisticated beachy element to the room and a little added color!
The tile back splash is a soft teal beach glass color which pairs well with the color scheme throughout the main floor. The flooring is actually a tile made to look like wood planks and it gives the look of wood with the added durability of tile!
For the main floor living and TV area, I wanted to use some bright fun beachy colors in greens, teals, and ocean blues and comfortable furniture. My spaceplan for the area called for not only for media enjoyment, but also socializing and enjoying the amazing view. You can see for miles and miles!
This is another view of the conversation area in the main floor living area… Look at all those wonderful windows!!!
The kitchen and dining area work well together providing a space for all 32 people to be seated together in a family like atmosphere. I put two extremely long tables together ontop of one long rug to visually bring the two tables together. The tables are placed in front of the built-in buffet area that is a convienent place to put drinks and food while dining.
Here is another view of one of the tables and the built in buffet in the dining area.
This shows opposite end of the dining area.
The upstairs sitting room is a warmer color scheme of blues, creams, and neutrals bringing a slightly different feel to this floor.
I absolutely love the mix of the wood and woven seagrass in the furniture. The large ottoman is a great place to kick your feet up and relax as you enjoy some morning coffee!
The upper living area continues the blue, cream, and neutral color scheme and also provides a comfortable space to watch TV and socialize with more great views to enjoy!
I loved staging all these shelves and had a great time shopping and selecting items to fill them, but my favorite part of this room is the fireplace surround! It is tiled with a beautiful mosaic tile made from shells! The picture doesn’t do it justice but the shell tiles are smooth and soft in color and even have a polished sparkle to them!
There are many “Master Bedrooms” in this house, but this bedroom takes the cake! I put together a soft serene and relaxing space that mixes neutral colors and textures with a fantastic sitting area.
The amazing view from this Master Bedroom!
The master bathroom continues the soft color palette and adds a spa touch with the smooth pebble flooring in the shower.
Fun pop of color in one of the other bathrooms in the house. I like to do different tile color, designs, and layouts in each bathroom throughout the house, making each one unique in its own way.