Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Kind of Beach Style....Part 2

As I began the process of writing this post, I received my daily e-blast from Design Sponge, one of the many blogs that I follow. Design Sponge's top post for that day was the Ohio home of Amy and Paul Hamilton. Even though the lovely home is in Ohio, the Hamilton's have "channeled a sort-of New England seaside town for the decoration of their in 1859 home."

As I perused the images and read the article, I realized that their home represents the other side, as opposed to all-white and blue cottage, of beach style that I love. In this version of my dream beach, things take-on an old barn-like vibe but with pops of white to keep it fresh and airy.

Even though this is Paul Hamilton's studio and not actual living space, I can imagine a space like this as the main room of the cottage. I love the old wood ceiling with exposed beams and the posts which serve as a subtle divider of space. I could see the living area in the center of the room, kitchen at one end, and work space at the opposite end.

image via Design Sponge. read full story, here.

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I would love the furniture to feel a bit like Keith McNally's Martha's Vineyard getaway that was featured in Elle Decor ... a little bit of old wicker mixed with slipcovered sofa, an antique chandelier with paper shades above, an old and worn rug..perfect slightly bohemian and thrown together p-town vibe. Walls would need to be light so I would paint all walls in the main room my favorite Benjamin Moore barely-off white color, "Soft Chamois".

photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor.via blog of Mark D. read full story on this home, click here

I would love to use Jed Johnson Home's "Poppy" fabric in blue on an old wicker chair:

and on a slipcovered sofa, pillows of "Nautilus-Blue/White Embroidered" by Jed Johnson Home:

Jed Johnson Home fabrics are available through Jeffery McCullough Art & Design Consulting, Louisiana to-the-trade rep for the fabric line.

and boy could I have fun with that huge wall??!! To create an incredible art wall, here are some of the pieces I would love to have:

Linda Moncla
Sailing Weather
Watercolor on Paper
image: 16" x 20", framed size = 19" x 23"
$ 330.
from Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Joy Gardner
Turquoise Sea
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
from Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Liz Carney
Hydrangeas, 2011
Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
25" x 42"
$ 800.
from Four Eleven Studio, Provincetown, MA

Karen Capotto
Oil on Panel
21" x 25"
$ 2,000.
from Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA

Jerome Hershey
Grace #2
Acrylic on Birch Plywood, Framed
15" x 15"
$ 1,600.
from Parker Gallery, St Simons Island, GA

Steve Kennedy
Boats and Beach, Provincetown
Oil on Canvas
9" x 12"
from Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Mona Dukess
#8, 2008
Egg Tempera on Wood Panel
7" x 7"
$ 400.
from Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA

John Clayton
Captain Jack's Wharf
Oil on Panel
11" x 14"
$ 850.
from Egeli Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Caroline Chunn McCarthy
Contemporary Tulips
Mixed Media on Canvas
20" x 24"
from Rue du Pont Galerie, Breaux Bridge, LA

Mallory Page
Summer Series III
Mixed Media on Floating Wood Panel
16.5" x 17"
$ 330.
available via Jeffery McCullough Art & Design Consulting or

Boston designer Gary McBournie always creates beach cottages that appeal to me. Here is the kitchen of one that would be perfect in barn-style beach chic:

image via House Beautiful-to read full story, click here

and from the Hamilton house, I love the idea of a pergola covered dining area outside in lieu of a dedicated dining space inside:

image via

Contrary to what some think, we do have to continue working on projects while in Provincetown so a work space is required. I love the idea of an old farm table as desk with art filled shelves above.

image via blog of Mark D. Sikes

Here are some pieces I would love to see while I work:

Gwen Voorhies
Pond Pieces
Watercolor on Paper
15.5" x 16.5"
$ 375.
from Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Michael Eble
Acrylic on Paper
9" x 12"
$ 500.
available from Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Candace Greer
Within Reach Sketch
Watercolor, Oil Pastel, Pencil-on Paper, matted
12" x 18"
$ 200.
from Beau Interiors, Grayton Beach, FL

Kerry Griechen
Holding On
Digital Photography on Metallic Paper
16" x 24"
$ 285.
available from Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

For the bedroom, continuing the natural wood walls ala this room by Sarah Richardson that was featured on House of Turquoise blog would be great. I love the casual charm of this room. The styling is actually perfect for Provincetown weather. Some nights, an extra quilt is needed. Some nights, a fan is required. 

image via House of Turquoise Blog. design by Sarah Richardson of Sarah Richardson Design

I would want a white painted headboard and quilt, sheets, shams of varying John Robshaw patterns from the Provincetown location of John Derian (how lucky is Provincetown to have that shop??).

John Robshaw selections. image via John Derian website.

Above the bed would hang this fantastic Laurence Young painting:

Laurence Young
Blue Boat
Oil/Wax on Canvas
36" x 60"
$ 5,400.
from Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA

and to replace the little too cute for me fish on the small side wall, this duo would be perfect:

Candace Greer
Come About
Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Pencil on Raw Wood
12" x 12"
$ 250.
from Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Rick Casali
11" x 14"
$ 950.
from Egeli Gallery, Provincetown, MA

I am in love with this bathroom by Tracery Interiors for the 2012 Southern Living Magazine Idea House in Senoia, Georgia. Studio Printworks wallpaper,"Animal Farm-Blue Ribbon", and Thomas O'Brien Sconces from Circa Lighting is enough to really get me going. Throw in the rustic vintage mirror leaning in front of a window and you've really gone a little P-town in Georgia. Love this.

image via, photo by Laurey W. Glenn
to see full story of 2012 Southern Living Idea House, click here
wallpaper via Jeffery McCullough Art & Design Consulting, Louisiana to-the-trade rep for Studio Printworks Wallpaper .

and what would I spend plenty of time doing if my fantasy were to come to true? Hours on a hammock strewn with pillows and a great blanket like the Hamilton's seems perfect and doing what it says in the journal below would be ideal!

image via

Provincetown. Love. Happiness. Peace. Beach. which is where I am headed now! Happy Summer weekend.

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