A Californian couple has found this stylish coast-style empty nest after raising their six kids. The house is flocked to the coast and it is only a block from the beach. Their Cape Cod-style house is a great place to relax, enjoy country coast and entice their grown-up children to visit. The house had very modern details and bones, because the contractor had built it for himself. The guilt has the designer Darci Goodman who has worked with the bones, while adding paint colors, furniture, window treatments, rugs, light fixtures and textiles.
The pair bring some pieces of their favorite furniture and one unique folk art collection. This electric combination of designs is inspired by the couple’s personal style, the art and the beach of course.
At the entrance, we step up into the living room, where we get our first impression. Per Goodman’s opinion this is the room, which defines the house’s style. The color choices are influenced by the folk art, the wife’s favorite color – red and current events. During the design process there were an elections going on so in the house is felt the patriotic mood.
A stylish sisal rug, lovely linen sofas, rattan chairs and Ralph Lauren fabrics in the white, red and blue colors, making the house to look more relaxing.
On the first floor one large open space is shared by the living room and dining room, so most of the design details are used in the both spaces – windows drapes, sisal rugs and accent fabrics.
In the dining area we found also former Mediterranean-style chairs which were purposely painted in black. For a whimsical and relaxed look, the designer used a combination of fabrics for the seat cushions. A country style detail is the modern Mason jar chandelier overhead, while for beach detail we had a shell trims above the windows.
In the kitchen area we found again a mix of styles. For the country style there were added a herringbone brick floor, rooster and iron pig lend, while for coastal look there were a blue and white coral printed chair and black colored island.
An existing beadboard on the island and cabinets is the connecting point between the country and coastal styles. The beadboard definitely stands out thanks to the new ocean-inspired light blue hue that is covering it.
A Goodman makes some drastically changes in the bathroom, where he remove the hot pink Venetian plaster and paint the walls and even ceiling in a stylish nautical blue. A Goodman’s trademark is to cover the ceiling and walls in the same paint or wallpaper, because of the feeling that you are sitting in a present as she says.
Let’s go upstairs where we find the stylish master bedroom where again we see the coastal style. We can feel the ocean in the room thanks to the windows treatments into a stylish batik floral print and the cute blue bedding. The beachy texture can be felt from the wall behind the bed, made by driftwood planks.
The old but very stylish are the chair and ottoman that were brought from the old house. The leather and the feeling of a men’s library, were the reasons Goodman to want them back in the new house. Their severe look was lightened by adding fresh cushions in a white and blue print.
The Goodman’s decision for one electric look of the master bathroom create the feeling of relaxation when you steep into thanks to the rustic brick flooring and the elegant Calacatta marble. The bathroom is matched with the bedroom as the windows treatments are in the same fabric.
The final but not with the least importance design element is the private porch designed with a shingled walls, a stylish sisal rug and seashells inserted into the fireplace that is placed on the side of the bedroom.
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