Given the reins to fully embrace the classic coastal and farmhouse vibes, Gaelle of GLDESIGN, gathered the best of both worlds and brought them together in this bright and dreamy abode. There is no mistaking that the calming blue and rustic touches are meant to transport you to a slow day with a warm breeze with the promise of a deep night’s sleep. Gaelle shares exactly how she brought this vision to life below.
From the designer… The homeowners asked for a coastal farmhouse theme and we jumped on the occasion to bring in character millwork, arches, and ceiling details that we had been excited to apply in past projects, but couldn’t because it wasn’t the right fit. They gave us carte blanche and we worked through each room with the utmost attention to detail. Although the home’s commanding neutral tones provide that cozy calm vibe we all strive for, we added a common palette of blues throughout several spaces in the home.
In the kitchen we selected a crackled blue subway and carried it over to a clean lined dry bar. The crisp white perimeter allows for the backsplash to shine against the marbled enigma valley quartz countertops.
The daylight that streams through this home’s open floor plan allowed us to design a statement eat-in-kitchen area, so we framed it in character grade white oak, and wrapped it in our favorite shiplap.
We love a good arch and thought the butler’s pantry pass-through was a perfect opportunity to showcase one of our favorite features leading into the bold and beautiful dining room, adorned with Allyson Monson Photography, and a Newburyport Blue (Benjamin Moore) ceiling.
We kept the living room simple, functional, and approachable by using slipcovered couches and affordable pillows, and accent furnishings. With little ones running around and a family pet who needs to worry about wear and tear!
We spared no detail when designing the upstairs, and each bedroom and bathroom was carefully “made with love” tying in the blues already showcased on the first floor and the crisp whites for contrast.
The primary bedroom had gorgeous high ceilings, but sometimes that height makes a room feel cold, so we warmed it up with character grade white oak beams, wood-toned furnishings, and a spectacular chandelier. The en-suite bathroom was carefully designed to allow for the kids to enjoy alongside mom and dad with plenty of room for all and a special make-up table for mom when she needs a break.
The build of this home took almost two years due to pandemic delays and the overall impact the industry suffered through such a tumultuous time. We could not be more proud with how this home build and design pushed through it all and exceeded all expectations!
Like what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: GLDESIGN · Photography: Frances Isaac · Builder: RFK Development · Cabinetry: John June Custom Cabinetry · Tile: New England Tile · Lighting: Chloe Winston Lighting · Plumbing: Waterware Showrooms
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