Thursday, July 2, 2009

Not Your Ordinary Beach House

OBSESSED with this beach house. I know, based on my "style in one picture" posts here, here and here this might surprise you. When I think of beach homes, especially 2 days from the 4th I usually think more along the lines of these. However, this beach house I could study for days...
Designer Jean-Louis Deniot's beach house is filled with French antiques and amazing textures- check out the walls above. The ottoman below is bigger than my house, and I like it....
There are so many things in ever picture that I love I don't know where to begin....Although the bull head on the kitchen wall is one of my favorite touches.

The green walls, the bed, the mirror, the rug-perfection.

Tufted, blue mohair, be still my heart. Notice the curtains and walls too.

I would kill to have a nook like this in my house, not to mention the Greek key screens.
Wallpaper + Parisian flea market chest=LOVE LOVE LOVE (geez, could I overuse that more? It doesn't mean I don't use it honestly though)

And an outdoor space since it is the eve of the holiday weekend...
J'adore.

All images and more House Beautiful 2009

23 comments:

Lauren said...

Love those black and white chairs! We have 2 little leather cubes that I don't know what to do with...I like the idea of slipcovering them (where to find)and using them like the pix above (w/ books on them, etc.)! Lovely home! You have a great, great eye! That's why I love visiting!

PS~Erin said...

Oh that kitchen and bed!! Well, I'm not picky when it comes to any house that is preceded by "beach" really, but this one is quite nice!!

paula said...

love it all, but the tufted headboard, wowzers.

HeddyShea said...

all great spaces, but right now I am addicted to images of outdoor spaces... so that is definitely my fav!
XO
SimplyHeddyShea

Nest Egg said...

Hey Marianne!
Thanks for commenting on my blog! I think we might be twins too. Not only do I LOVE this beach house but everything else on your blog as well. Oh, and I also use the word LOVE alot.
That's so funny we switched places. I hope you are enjoying Birmingham! We definitely need to meet somewhere in the middle and share our LOVE of beautiful spaces.
I'm adding you to my daily reads, AKA I will officially be blog-stalking you now.

RH

LindsB said...

I agree this house is outstanding! I just keep looking at the pictures finding more and more that I love about it- I want to move in right now :)

Jennifer said...

that is one of my favorite kitchens!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow amazing beach home. Totally like typical of what you think of when you thikn beach home, but it's totally perfect.

How do I not remember this from HB?

Love, love those striped chairs in the living room along with pretty much everything else in the home.

Blue Creek Home said...

This is one more gorgeous house. Some of my favorite things are:
the black interior doors, the small wall sconces by the bed, hanging the mirror over the bed hangings, and the curved bench. And like you, there is just so much more!
Thanks.
Rhonda

urbansardines said...

The wallpaper and Parisian flea market chest...couldn't agree with you more... love, love and more LOVE!

bluehydrangea said...

this is someone's beach house? can you just imagine their "real" home? Love that paisley wallpaper and well, just about everything else!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

You have sent me into visual overload; my head wants to explode with all that fabulous style. Between the blue velvet fabric, the blk & wh striped chairs & the Greek key doors..wow!

New England Girl said...

Love the kitchen and the bedroom at the bottom. I could spend hours in either place! plus, the outdoor space is to die for. Why must you torture us as so? :)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

That oversized ottoman is killer - I loved how the article describes how the homeowner can clear everything off, and use it as a lounger - Fabulous!

Sweet Nothings said...

omg so GORGEOUS

Blueprint Bliss said...

Not ordinary, at all. I love it. Esp that last photo!

Lily G. said...

wow, amazing. I would die to have a beach house like this!!

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Gracie said...

Ohh wow! The design elements are amazing!! I absolutely adore that outdoor space! It looks perfect for summer time soirees.
I can see why your obsessed with this house.

Courtney said...

I love this house too-- and there are so many thing to adore in each photo! I wouldn't mind a beach getaway here one bit.

Maria Killam said...

Wow that is beautiful. The turquoise velvet is especially yummy!

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

Love, love, love the second photo :) The chandelier & ottoman are my favorite design elements.

Jessica said...

I am also drooling over those screens - so so cool!

MissBliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I like the green painted wall and the blue velvet... lovely! Great vanity chair!