Architectural Digest recently featured an impressive project that hit all the right design cords (for me, at least): a timeless, never-out-of-style blue and white scheme warmed up with contrasting woodwork, antiques and cozy upholstery. The beach house, or more appropriately, the beach mansion, is a young family’s summer residence in Maine. The project was carried out by Cole & Cole Architects and decorated to perfection by design royalty Suzanne Kasler. As for the interiors, they already had me at the blue and white mix carried throughout! We all know that beach houses and blues are old friends but sometimes classic is the right way to go. Here are some of my favorite rooms:
In the living room, a cozy sectional takes center stage while assorted blues in different patterns bring in the color.
I’m so loving the den bellow! Clad in warm wood paneling, it’s a great space for a relaxing afternoon with a book, or a game of chess. The floral pattern softens the masculine look.
It takes a lot of courage to be so bold and this blue kitchen perfection is the reward!
In the foyer and staircase, a sisal weaved rug makes a great kid friendly choice. It adds texture and a good excuse to bring in the blues (in the accent borders).
Upstairs, this charming boy’s room continues the color theme. Framed vintage nautical flags are a little on the nose but play out great the coastal feel. Plus, orange is the best tonic for blues.
In this all white master bath below, the only color punch comes from the accessories.
A fun wallpaper jazzes up a small powder room. I particularly love bead board + wallpaper, a winning combo that I will never tire of. Best of both worlds!
That is all for today, hope you enjoyed all the blues. You can read more about this project here. Have a good one!