Sandhill on Nantucket: Inside and Out

• 19 August 2011


If I could build and decorate my dream home, this beach house on Nantucket would be at the top of the list.  And might I add it proves that not all beach houses have to be "beachy"!  Anyway, it's gorgeous on the inside and out and I love how soothing the space feels.  It's clean, but not spare.  Neutral, but not boring.  The rooms are very textural too, which is essential when decorating in neutral tones.  Notice the touch of green in every room...(note to self: head to local nursery pronto!).


Love the pops of yellow and green everywhere...isn't it interesting how a cheerful, bright bowl can bring a room alive?  Never underestimate the power of an accessory!  Again, revisiting open shelving.  Still on the fence myself...you? 


Seeing the pretty, white walls makes me so happy we painted the inside of La Maisonnette white.  It feels so restful to me when I'm there and this home emanates soothing tones as well. What's your favorite "white"?  When it comes to a creamy white, we love the Restoration Hardware "Mediterranean White".  It's a nice balance between true white and ivory and has a warm undertone.  Isn't it crazy how many different whites there are out there?  Who knew. 

And this bathtub.  Be still my heart.  I do believe I might convert from being a gal who prefers showers over baths if this lovely piece of art rested in my salle de bain.  Gorgeous!  You can read the full story about Sandhill here.  I can't believe the timing and how it all worked out (it was years in the making!). It just goes to show that the best things in life require patience!

p.s. I love it when homes have names.  I really do.


images scanned from Elle Decor no. 177

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