Hi friends….back with another chapter. It is starting to feel like it will really happen. Our plans are out with two builders that we narrowed it down to and with luck we will have made a decision by next week, will get those final permits and be on our way!
My original plan was to be there by next Easter, that does not look likely however I sure hope that by July 4th we will be calling PB our second home:) There is so much to consider and think about, but I feel like I am making great progress well ahead of schedule by doing these posts. I already know the colors I want, the roof, the windows and shutters, that right there is huge (think of Donald saying H U G E).
Today we are going back to the interiors, when you walk in there is a wide hallway/foyer that opens to a very large great room open to the kitchen/bar (included plans on my last chapter). I have a feeling this is where we will spend a lot of our time. That room has French doors that open to a very large wide deck that goes from one end of the house to the other, love that!
So this room will have tall ceilings and we hope to do some kind of a coffered ceiling. I love when they are painted but I also really like a very light white/washed stain. So here are some of my ideas for how I see that great room being done-
Either way- painted or white washed, it is a beautiful detail and really adds to that coastal feel-
Great color, Alabaster by Sherwin Willliams
I am continuing to research this, looove the idea of a stone, like limestone or next best thing, Peacock Pavers but I know they are not as easy on the feet, so we probably will end up doing wood but I am still putting all options on the table! If I do wood it will be a lighter stain and always been a fan of herringbone anything!
And there is no denying the beauty of a Peacock Paver…
Rugs vs sisal-
I see doing either a tonal sisal maybe with a pattern or one of my favorite rugs, Oushaks, the more washed the better!! I know the sisal is not the most comfy on the feet but its so darn pretty, however a worn Oushak is hard to beat.
And of course you cannot deny the beauty of a washed Oushak, so gorgeous!
We are hoping to do a limestone/cast stone rustic French oversized mantle, I have the vision alive in my mind and know it will be a perfect choice
The fun part aka the furniture/furnishings! I see a lot of creamy whites, in case you are not onto this idea already:) Soft blues as a subtle bit of color, but a very soft and tonal room. I have always loved this space below that was beautifully finished by specialty finisher Leslie of Segreto, my room will be much more casual but the feeling that invites you in and is so soothing is what I am after-
I have always seen a big chunky tressel table in this room, the size can handle it and they are incredible durable
And can see any of these chairs, some more casual and some more of a rustic French
In the living room/family room I see lots of creamy white (in durable fabrics)
I see a tonal room with very subtle color in soft blues and greens, these types of fabrics are what I can see on pillows and maybe a chair or two
Love this trim as well wouldn’t it be pretty on a solid ivory pillow
Always loved this light wood chandelier and am so happy I will have a place to use it, can see putting two in the great room.
And for above the dining table which is an extension of this room can see something along this line ( a pair of these over table) All lighting from Currey
Can see a pair of these beauties on end tables-
And of course lots of small tables, big baskets of magazines books, a few beautiful orchids like those from my shop, all the “fluff”
And finally here is a loose storyboard of what I can see this room shaping up to be-
So there you have an overall design scheme for this great room. I see it as a space that is both beautiful and of course light an airy. I think it’s going to be the center of where our living gets done. So comfort, functionality is very important, a few big comfortable sofas with plenty of chairs you can relax in are tops on my list.
Pretty soft lighting, I cannot wait to get to the point where I need to actually start making these decisions! It’s fun though to have a concept in mind and I know me, I don’t waver much, many of our ideas I know are what will end up coming to fruition.
Thank you for stopping in and following along with me..the best is surely yet to come. If you missed any of the other chapters, go to the rop right in the search bar and type in Bluff Diaries it will take you to all the previous posts. Wishing you a fabulous day, until next time……
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