Coastal Creation


I don’t know about you but I am just about ready for a vacation and a coastal retreat would be lovely. Today our House Tour is a fabulous summer cottage by the talented Kristin Peake, a custom designed shingle-style home built with all the gracious architectural character of days gone .




The home has a consistent color scheme that flows from room to room giving a sense of movement and calm throughout. Pastel hues of blue and green with touches of sandy warm beige tones and crisp white. The medium tone cherry wood floors also contribute to the flow and harmonious feel of this fabulous open plan design.

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Beautiful wainscoting trimmed in a natural wood brings in a touch of nature against the creamy white. Below the bedrooms and bathroom combine the same concept of natural coastal  inspiration with pastel hues.




A second living room upstairs provides options for a large group to spread out. The sectional is the perfect choice for this area because it helps define the space.  I love love the simple and symmetrical wall gallery of sea creatures. I also like the break in paint color.  A popular question regarding paint is where to stop and start colors. This is a perfect example of how, even in an open concept, you can infuse color.



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  • Diane Patterson

    O.M.G. ~ I thought I loved the main living room until I saw the one on the 2nd level with the view of the water. I didn’t see anything in this house that I didn’t like. Absolutely loved the large table behind the couch in the main living area. Calming colors .. in love!!

    • Cathy Wolfram

      This one is spectacular Diane, I couldn’t resist sharing so many good ideas.

  • Kate

    This home and it’s wonderful soothing colors looks like a place you could relax in. I love the wall arrangement , actually everything in this home works for me.

    • Cathy Wolfram

      I love the symmetry of the wall gallery it finishes the wall perfectly and works so well with the beach theme.

  • Shirley Bass

    This is an ideal dream home. I love the colors and the water beyond… mmmm, this home I’m framing in my mind’s eye and keeping a close watch on it. Thanks for the viewing –

    • Cathy Wolfram

      It is a home run for sure Shirley, a real dream vacation home :)

  • Leslie Stewart

    Absolutely gorgeous! What a great place to relax and enjoy life!

    • Cathy Wolfram

      Wouldn’t it be nice Leslie :) I just love this property and Kristen’s design choices are so peaceful.

  • Teri Smith

    In my next life……

    • Cathy Wolfram

      Teri wouldn’t it be nice :)

  • theadoredhome

    Every space of this home is beautiful and inviting! Thanks for sharing. Now I can go to sleep and dream :)

    • Cathy Wolfram

      It is a real Dream House :) Thanks for visiting today.