hamptons haven

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I got a babysitter for the FIRST TIME since Baby Girl was born so we could go out and celebrate a friend’s birthday; given that Lydia is almost ten months old, you can imagine how big a deal this was for momma bear.  There are still nights when she wakes up quite a bit and I was so nervous she’d freak out because I wasn’t there, but she slept the entire time we were gone!  While this was, for sure, the major highlight of the weekend, another was weeding through a knee-high stack of design mags that have been collecting dust since they were delivered to my mailbox over the last few months.  I fell in LOVE with this Hamptons haven and its unexpected color palette as well as the fact that this new construction home pays homage to the crumbling former edifice that once stood in its place.  I’m a huge fan of building new homes with modern luxuries to look like charming older houses and this one is a real gem!

I’m all about making a great first impression in the entry and this one accomplishes that feat in spades.  The gorgeous artwork and chest provide a pop of color, the brass sconces add warmth while the striped rug is a nod to the fact that this is still a beach house, after all:

I will always, ALWAYS think a blue and white color palette is king for a beach house, but in this living room cream, brown and charcoal with a pop of chartreuse is so calming and elegant.  The sisal rug and woven Roman blinds add just the right amount of texture:

If I had a beach house, I’m pretty sure we’d have permanent company so multiple seating areas are key.  Love this little niche in a bay window off the living room:

Cream and raspberry tones conjure images of my parent’s dining room growing up in the 90’s, complete with shiny brass fixtures, so who would have thought how much this dining room would appeal to me.  I would have gone with a seagrass rug to let the fabric on the dining chairs be the star of the show, but that fishing float chandelier had me at hello!

Planked walls, beautiful molding, a bold striped rug and a TO DIE FOR hunter green suede banquette, complete with brass nailhead trim is just perfection in the breakfast nook:

Black and white reign supreme in the kitchen – and that hood is quite a showstopper!

The breakfast room has its own sink and cleanup area, complete with an amazing soapstone farmhouse sink!  Love the collection of treasures on the open shelving above:

I could easily hole up in this upstairs sitting area and never leave.  From the built-in banquette and shelving to that divine oversize photograph, cowhide and planked walls and ceiling, it’s such a warm, cozy and inviting spot to sit and read, blog or sip wine:

I love everything about this office and could totally see myself never getting any blogging done in this space. A muted striped rug and a Dutch door with a view right to the sea are fabulous:

This bedroom is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Of course, the gray/blue walls appeal to me; they are almost exactly the same color I have all over my own house, but I LOVE the reverse wainscoting, running on the top quarter of the wall instead of the bottom!  A floor-to-ceiling valance over the bed is a beautiful focal point in the room and the built-ins and seating area is so welcoming:

The tub in the master is divine, don’t you think?

Haint blue floor and ceiling are a beautiful compliment to that amazing view:

To read more about this gorgeous home, check out the full article here.

Happy Monday!

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  1. Kate on October 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Love that contrasting trim color! And that breakfast nook is gorgeous!

  2. samsmom on October 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Kelly, sounds like you had a well deserved night out. I loved the gray/blue color in the photos. You mentioned you used something similar in your home. Could you tell me the brand and name of the color you used. Thanks

  3. Kelly Stivers on October 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Kate – isn't it amazing?? Samsmom – the paint color in my home is Newcastle Gray by ICI paints. I absolutely love it! So much so, that for the first time in YEARS I don't have the inclination to repaint!

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