April 28, 2008

Our Beach House

  Here is a peak at what my parent's summer home looks like. I was lucky I had an opportunity to design it myself. I decided to go a little more tasteful than there tradional look they always tend to, since it is their sumer house. I am sure they are happy with the result. As you can see the color scheme I picked is red, black and white with hints of khaki. When I saw the red couches I knew I had to have them. To soften the bright red I accented it with black pillows. All the furniture has that distressed look to it. As if it once belonged to my greatgrandmother. A way to get the distressed look is quite easy. Grad a hammer and just bang away, or even a bag of pennies can do the trick.
I guess my mom did like it look at that smile.


Levin (and Emily) said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. The beach house looks great and yes, your mother looks very happy with it. Your shop also looks fantastic. If I'm ever nearby.......lol

Rue said...

Hi :)

Our own TV show together?! I won't even get on TV for my own house LOL Thank you for the great complement :)

You did a terrific job on your parents beach house!! It's perfect, but I knew it would be because of the pictures in your store ;)

On the cypress furniture post... I think that's a picture of The Lone Cypress in Pebble Beach. I used to live there and it's quite famous :) Beautiful furniture you chose!

Have a beautiful day!

Mima said...

It looks really great, what a wonderful job you have done, and I'm not surprised at all that she is pleased with it!

Pat said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! You amde you Mom's summer house a beautiful place! Your store looks like a wonderful palce to shop --I'll keep the address in case I travel to VA



Kathleen Grace said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by:>) Your shop looks fabulous, and your beach home is lovely. I love red, black and white. The bright colors ar so cheerful and warm!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi! Love your Mom's black & red cottage! It's beautiful! Great job!! I love your site, I could spend hours roaming your shop! The next time we are traveling though Va I will insist we divert your way, it would be worth it. Thanks for visiting me, I will be back regularly to see you.
Hugs, Sherry

Dolly said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!
I love moms summer house.
You did a great job!
Red and black is such a great combo....it looks inviting and comfy cozy!

Your shop is so beautiful. What a fun place to work!

Hugz, Dolly

Mrs. B said...

I love the red and black combination. Those are two of my favorite colors! How fun that you got to do this for your parents!

craftyhala said...

That's my table and chairs! How funny. :)

Mary Ruth said...

I just love all the color you put into this beach house! I am in VA (on Peninsula) too.
We used the same template for our Blogs!!!
Love all your pictures and decor!