Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Guest House Makeover at Bald Head!

Don't forget that The Coop is open TODAY (Wednesday, April 9)! Stop by for a glass of wine for Hen Night In from 5-8pm. 
1930 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 

I just recently finished a "crofter" at Bald Head Island. It's a guest house with three bedrooms and 2 baths. The client wanted comfortable and coastal, but most importantly, something that would wear well with lots of guests and family visiting. Just in time for Spring, Ann and I went to Bald Head for the installation (ok, so it was rainy and cold, but still a great trip). 
Just two days after Jim's wedding, I could hardly wait to go back. I was so excited to be going back to Bald Head for work -- seriously? It doesn't get better than that!  
Check out this transformed space....
The inspiration for this room was the ombre Capel rug. The client's daughter gave her killer Turtle art by Elizabeth Singletary as a gift, so I wanted to pull in some green. The chair swivels for TV viewing on the opposite wall. The two garden stools function as small ottomans or a table for a cocktail -- perhaps with an umbrella. Best. Vacation. Spot. (in the World)...  
The sconces are from Pottery Barn, however, the client's friend added ancient live oak paneling from a Bald Head tree. 
 It was a great design solution that incorporated a piece of history from the island as well as a a budget friendly way to create some cool, unique lighting. 
 The house has blue Corian tops in the kitchen. The tops date the kitchen a little, but it was too costly to rip out the tops and bring in new ones. We added a glass tile that incorporated the blue from the top and the brown tones of the cabinet.
The master bedroom got a makeover in turquoise and orange. The custom bedding was the jumping off point and the colors pop against the white walls and trim. The lacquered bedside tables were the client's mothers. She teared up when she saw them come off the truck. It is always so great when sentimental pieces can be incorporated. 
 A large chair and ottoman (slipcovered) create a cozy reading nook. The seaglass floor lamp is a HomeGoods find. 
With lots of guest, the bedrooms serve as overflow from the main house. 
The grandchildren have their own space in this bunk room with a nautical vibe. Antique sailing art grace the walls and an Overstock rope rug makes a statement against simple quilts. 
The last room is cherry and bright with pops of yellow and gray. The family antique bed is the perfect backdrop. The "crofter" is comfy and ready for a summer full of family and friends! 
Don't forget to stop by the Coop for a glass of wine and great finds! 


Lindsey Suggs said...

That Capel rug is a stunner! Such a beachy and relaxing house!!

Leslie Tinsley said...

Once again you have outdone yourselves! Happy client and happy guests!

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