Occasionally, as I’m looking for material for my Saturday 6, I come across a project so good that it deserves its own post. Erika Powell’s Florida home–featured in Garden & Gun–is one of those. I used to soak up her blog when she posted more often. So, I was really happy to study all of the details she included in her family’s own waterfront retreat. It’s coastal without being theme-y in any way and collected without being cluttered. And the amenities are practical and perfect for waterfront living. (Outdoor bathtub!)
I love that she went for an exterior paint color that seamlessly blends into the trees that surround it.
That tub! Such a fun and useful addition. I’d soak there every night–although my family might run away in horror. . .
Notice how the tall planters behind the tub serve as a buffer between the window.
Calm, soothing colors throughout contribute to the coastal feel. No beachy pastels here!
Great use of texture in the neutral spaces–woven barstools in the kitchen, small rattan tables tucked away in the living room.
I’m really loving all of the muted, patina finishes on the lighting and fixtures. Simple and understated.
Maybe you don’t have to recover everything in your house. Notice the bench. A table runner or table cloth carefully draped might do the trick.
You can’t go wrong with an oversized bedside lamp.
I like that she took advantage of the opportunity between the windows to hang something interesting.
Not a design detail but just a note: that playhouse would’ve made me ridiculously happy as a kid.
Oversized canvas art is a great addition to a covered porch.
Table runners (on coffee tables and draped on the backs of chairs) are an easy way to cozy up a space.