Who doesn't dream about that ideal some-day second home?
You know the one. Cozy. Coastal. Inviting. Just the perfect fit for you and your family .....and a fresh, new approach to life!
Well, if it's about time your dream became a reality, you'll love this Traditional Home feature about empty nesters that did just that.
After years of vacationing in the Gulf Coast resort of WaterColor, Ohio-based Jacqueline and Robb Brown decided to take the next step and build their 'forever Florida' home.
With their daughters grown and on their own, the Browns looked past using WaterColor as just a vacation or holiday destination and turned their eye toward the family's future. The result? A warm, spacious coastal-inspired home on an ample corner lot overlooking a lake----full of character, 'southern charm and small-town hospitality'.
If you're considering a vacation home of your own, or just looking to brighten up a current home-away-from-home, you'll find tons of inspiration in this seaside-inspired beauty.
Here are a few favorite design highlights bound for my someday-second home Idea Book. Take a look!
Make It Beachy High ceilings, planked walls and a coastal color palette draw the surrounding seaside elements indoors. A shell shadow box display and fabric panels work to frame this nook---perfect for a work area or desk.
Create A Warm Welcome Cozy furniture groupings help to better define individual rooms in this large, open first floor living area. The tri-color curtains continue the beachy vibe and carry the coastal color palette throughout the main level.
Comfy Hide-a-way A to-die-for second level porch offers a private get-away. Floor to ceiling draperies complement this room's open, airy aesthetic.
Room With A View Graceful french doors connect a daughter's bedroom with the second level porch, which overlooks the lake.
All In One Place An elevated deck with pool and outdoor kitchen is the perfect space for family and friends to gather.
Photos: Jean Allsopp for Traditional Home
Feature: Eleanor Lynn Nesmith
Designer: Georgia Carlee