January is the pits. We're past the holiday fun, and, duh, its literally 15 degrees in Chicago (and I have a new puppy to walk - yikes), spring is a long way off, so we gotta daydream about something -- Resort Season! When we pack our straw totes full of blue and white stripes and head somewhere warm! This bright and preppy Sea Island, Georgia manse is just the ticket to kick the winter blues!
I'm not a Mediterranean style kind of person, but this new build is pretty darn good for that sort of thing. I definitely don't hate the Chippendale inspired fretwork railings either.
Speaking of fretwork -- yep, you guessed it, I could just DIE over these chinoiserie style fretwork bannisters and railings. They add the perfect pop of spritely geometry against all the white millwork and sky blue walls.
Oof I could stare at that fretwork railing all day!
A view from the foyer into the dining room. Love those Sailors Valentines hanging to the left.
A delcious, strawberry daquiri colored dining room is just so bright and happy! Love the coral chandelier and the loopy Elkins chairs.
I can't tell if this is grasscloth or the picture is just not-so-great and kind of fuzzy. Grasscloth would be awesome, so let's go with that!
A perfectly preppy and peppy family room off of the kitchen is expansive and looks so darn friendly! I am obsessed with the multicolored fabric on the spool chairs, the Ming style coffee table, the wavey Oomph side table, the green skirted ottoman -- Oh man! Just everything! Also, this room really fits the bill for the much-asked-for "colorful room with white walls."
The family room has three sets of french doors that open out to the patio and pool. And how incredible are the Chinoiserie sconces between those doors?! A large archway opens into the kitchen.
Guess what -- I still think Clarence House's "The Vase" is the ultimate kitchen wallpaper. And the brighter, the better, so I am loving this lemon yellow colorway. A pair of scalloped lanterns above the island add feminine charm.
The library is a greyed chocolate brown and adds a dash of masculinity to this girly confection of a house with its leather chairs and animal accents.
Let's all just bask in the glowing light of this fretwork for a minute. Siiiiiiiigh...
The master bedroom is a crazy Chinoiserie delight in serene shades of grey and white. I adore the wallpaper (does anyone know who's this is? Thibaut?), Greek ket ribbon trim on the roman shades, and, of course, that killer palm leaf chandelier.
You know, usually I like a kooky-er bathroom, but the master bath does a great job carrying through the grey and white color scheme. The inlaid bone mirrors add whimsy in this tonal palette.
A pink and green guest bedroom is perfectly preppy, with tropical upholstery, a lovely Brighton cane style chair, and just a hint of a pagoda inspired etagere over to the very right of the picture.
Another guest bedroom is a turquoise trifle with blooming palm frond wallpaper and perfectly accented coral and turquoise throw pillows.
Jeez Louise, this person likes Chinoiserie even more than I do (maybe)! Schumacher's "Zanzibar Trellis" paper is used to add a healthy dose of sunshine to this bedroom, and bamboo accents abound.
An upstairs family room is made for rumpus with a leather sectional and built in bunk beds with nautical detailing!
The outside living space is just as important as the inside living space in warm climes!
Oh yes, if I'm going to have to get through January, then I'm going to need a preppy and colorful house with a pool and some warm weather! And about a zillion feet of that Chinoiserie fretwork railing wouldn't hurt either.