Monday, February 3, 2014

when VINTAGE visits the BEACH


I am SUPER excited to share these photos with you! I had the very good fortune to work with an amazing family on creating an open concept kitchen and living space. My sweet client grew up on a farm in the beautiful Ottawa Valley and has maintained a deep appreciation for all things vintage - inherited or acquired. And yet, along with these traditional roots, comes a love of clean, white space with an almost coastal vibe. What do we call this style? Updated Colonial? Hmmm...I am not sure if I have the answer, but I do know that I, too, fell in love with my client's style sense and had so much fun working to create the fresh and inviting space below.

Check out the gorgeous dark, wide-plank floor! It is cork! 

The backsplash tile is stunning and adds so much interest to the space with its 
pretty combination of marble and glass. 

Don't let a small footprint dissuade you from an island. It may be smaller than others you've 
seen, but this one still manages to comfortably seat four. 

A blend of old and new (a vintage dough bowl atop a Caesarstone counter, and a traditional bell-jar pendant paired with stainless steel appliances) create an ideal "tension" in the space. 

Dark library pulls help to ground the space against all of the white elements (and they look 
great with the floor, drapery hardware, and light fixtures). 

A reclaimed wood barn beam adds so much character and warmth to the family room. 

Built-ins on either side of the fireplace coordinate perfectly with the kitchen cabinetry and 
therefore, work to relate the two spaces. 

Adding natural caning to the cabinet fronts made for a fun DIY for the homeowner. 

 An antique paned window makes for unusual artwork on a main wall. 

The subtle coral print on the toss cushion adds to the coastal vibe. 

This antique blanket box is on temporary "loan" from another room in the house (just until the perfectly proportioned cocktail table  - with a reclaimed wood top) can be found. 

As I have mentioned in other posts, no photo shoot is complete without dessert!!!

A variety of patterns and textures (mmm...velvet) adds interest to the clean lines of the sofa. 

Here is a list of sources that were used: 

Thanks for stopping by, 


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