Confession - even though I'm from the "Deep North," as I like to say, sometimes I daydream about packing it all up and moving down to sunny Florida. Pineapple and palm tree print everything, wearing Jack Rogers and Lilly dresses all year 'round, eating grouper tacos and key lime pie every day (hey, its a fantasy) are all a part of my "Old Florida" fantasy. And this home by Andrew Howard (funnily enough, also created for relocating New Yorkers) is definitely part of that daydream now. This house was just featured in House Beautiful, but I like checking out featured projects on designers own websites, because you get to see so much more of the project than usually ends up making the magazine. Let's dive in to this new-build, cedar shake, beauty.
Any staircase with Chinese Chippendale style fretwork is tops, and this one is no exception. Love the use of blue and white in traditional forms (the set of garden stools) and more contemporary forms (the large abstract paintings). Also those scallop-y Colleen & Company flushmount lights are fabulous.
Obsessed with this blue and white living room. such traditional shapes and elements are upholstered in bright shades of turquoise and blue, while the more contemporary paint job gives the room a super fresh spin on a classic idea.
The dining room is beautiful, and quite a bit more restrained than the rest of the home. Maybe a nod to the family's northeastern roots. Also, is there anything that Stark's "Neptune" sisal can't do?? I think not.
The kitchen is a light, bright, white confection, and I absolutely adore the grey subway tile backsplash that extends all the way up to the ceiling. That subtle grey backsplash really gives so much more interest and dimension than white subway tile would. Look at those adorable paisley roman shades, the adorable seagrass pendant, and, most importantly, the kick-ass brass hardware! VIVA BRASS HARDWARE!
The family room, attached and open to the kitchen is a more serene take on a fun tropical vibe with cozy blues and fresh minty greens. Love the little table in the window with the white wicker chairs. This room is a great example of Howard's wonderful layering of natural fibers and textures throughout the home. Also, props for not just making a room with the same fabric as the kitchen romans are made of. Snaps to you AH.
The all-blue, paneled library is gorgeous. This classic look would be just as appropriate on Park Avenue as it is in sunny Florida.
We knew there was going to be some yummy grasscloth somewhere in this home! The master bedroom is breathy and light, featuring a coffered, vaulted ceiling. Creams, light tans, and turquoises are always perfect in a beach home. The giant lantern is another fabulous Colleen & Company creation and, obviously, I freaking love it.
This blue guest bedroom is a Quadrille explosion, and, hey, no need to reinvent the wheel, because this graphic beauty is lovely. I always like mixing a large scale floral pattern with a mid scale geometric pattern as seen here with the combo of the wallpaper and curtains.
More blue and green abounds in the son's bedroom. The grasscloth panels on the built-in cabinets are such an interesting way to add some geometric interest.
The daughter's bedroom is a lovely field of yellow flowers, and looooove the old school awesomeness of using the same floral on the wallpaper and the romans and lining those bad boys up to make everything seamless. I love yellow for a little girl as well. Youthful without being saccharine.
And, ya, the daughter's bathroom is straight outta all our bow-loving dreams! **bow emoji bow emoji bow emoji**
An upstairs family room is a cozy hangout in an "inside-the-conch-shell" shade of pink.
And like all tropical homes should have, there's outdoor space as lovely as the indoor space!
Andrew Howard's fresh spin on some traditional tropical themes is as cool and refreshing as a pina colada with a little turquoise umbrella! Definitely something to daydream about!