Monday, January 20, 2014

WINTER BEACH HOUSE LIVING



Never mind the fact that Sloane woke up at 3AM last night and stayed awake.  Which means, I also woke up at 3AM ….and stayed awake. Right up until I went to work at 7:30AM and here I am, 12 hours later, still awake, but barely. I'm putting myself to bed early tonight.

Also never mind the fact that it's supposed to snow tomorrow. I know, it's beautiful, and I feel those feelings too. But I also hate driving in the snow.

This is me not minding, by smoothly sailing past those things and onto the things that are light and of inspiration. Like these bunch of photos I had collected into one of my desktop folders from our winter family retreat last month.  The house we stayed at was lovely - wide open and cozy at the same time. There were many things about this house that inspired me - the white acting as light, the rustic pieces of wood and foliage interspersed everywhere, small striking pieces of contrast. Before we left, I wandered from room to room, snapping photos on my phone to file away for later. I'm taking notes for my future beach house.




the bedroom that Ken and I stayed in had these frames that held small and interesting old photographs. 

the kids room, where Sloane laid her head to rest. There were several sailing references in this room.

across the haul, there was a room with a dresser that had stars on the knobs.

red, white and blue to go with the stars

the table where we dined

the living room/family room

having the fireplace going at night made it feel just the right amount of cozy


all that light makes for great reading time


i had to resist coming home with that painting of the bouquet. 

noted: pewter and black cabinets 

white kitchen and high ceilings...

4 comments:

Poiesis reach said...

Thanks for sharing photos of house scene i never noticed. I appreciate for the artistic sense of the owner.

Poiesis reach said...

Thanks for sharing photos of house scene i never noticed. I appreciate for the artistic sense of the owner.

little shin said...

i am desperate for warmer weather. this makes me feel a little better. and definitely a beach house is a must have!

Mrs. Agaba said...

what a beautiful trip into the memories from your holiday. what a cool house! how did you find it?