Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blue and White Give This Bayside Home an Elegant Yet Casual Vibe

It's officially summer!
And what better way to celebrate this warm season --  (OK, that might be an understatement. It's hot! At least in some parts!) --  by enjoying a tour of a grand home located on the shores of Galveston Bay?  


A glance back to the door from which we entered. Love the palm fronds hanging just beyond the entry balcony. Seeing a bit of greenery outside a window is an added bonus, don't you think?


The other side of the entry.

My intent with all my posts is to inspire ideas for your own home, regardless of where you are . . . on the water, in the woods, in suburbia, or tucked within the boundaries of a large city. And regardless of whether you live small, large or somewhere in between.... I hope and want for you just what I say in my header: Love Where You Live. 

Enjoy these rooms below and fine-tune any decorating ideas you may like to make them your own.


In the foyer looking beyond the "great room" and toward the bay.


Lots of entertaining room. And that's what this family does . . . plays board games, reads, chat . . . . On the other side of the white slipcovered sofa is another area where they all sit and watch TV, listen to music.


Sweet bench -- and what a view, eh? (It was raining this particular day. But even still, when you love where you live -- and it shows -- it doesn't matter if it's sunny, snowy or rainy.)

This family is comprised of children of all ages. The homeowner opted to cover her chairs in a small checked -- in blue and white, natch -- vinyl-like material. The kitchen wallpaper around the fireplace below matches:





Stepping out to the deck:


Nothing compares to dining outside, don't you agree? (The water is nice but so is a place where trees are decorated in small white "Christmas lights," or even if it's a romantic courtyard spot under moonlight with nice candles lit to complete the mood.)

The master bedroom (and their guest rooms, by the way, evoke equal elegance):







The upstairs loft:


The poolside cabana -- and guest room:




6 Responses to “Blue and White Give This Bayside Home an Elegant Yet Casual Vibe”

Susan, this is just gorgeous. So pretty. The view is truly unreal. I love the beautiful decorations and accories used throughout the house. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

My favorite is that gorgeous wall vignette in the great room with the french mirror and the blue and white plates and jars surrounding it. Just gorgeous and reminiscent of Charles Faudree's work.

What a gorgeous home. It's hard to beat the outside "dining" room though, don't you agree? Lidy

Anonymous said...

So charming. Love the color of the walls--could I ask if you still have information on what color and brand of paint it is?

Hello Anon,

I wish I could tell you the color of the walls. Unfortunately, I don't have that information. The house doesn't belong to me, and I have no way of reaching the owners. Wonder if you could pull up this page when you visit your favorite paint company . . . perhaps they could match it from the photo?? Thanks for asking. best, -susan

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