Summer officially kicks off this weekend, which is the perfect time to begin touring this Texas Beach House that has of all the effervescent qualities we love about the season. Some of the project photos will look familiar as a few of the spaces have been published in Coastal Living and HGTV Magazine. Let’s begin the tour.
When our longtime clients purchased a vacation home along the Texas coast, they wanted their home to have an inviting and memorable feel with punchy interiors that fit the playful nature of the summer beach locale.
The architectural plans on the project were led by the Austin-based firm, Ryan Street & Associates. Rohe Builders, who specialize in custom homes along the Texas coast, were the builders on this new construction project. Our design team was retained early in the process to define the room layouts and many of the interior architectural details. In addition to selecting all of the decorative building materials (flooring, tile, counters, lighting, etc), our firm also fully furnished and decorated the home.
As one of the anchors of this coastal home, the kitchen’s mix of watercolor hues, organic elements, and other beach house essentials help define the design of this dynamite beach home kitchen. Ingredients like an eye-catching backsplash with a complementary painted island, woven accents, and lots of white create a combination that feels elegant while still casual enough to suit its coastal setting.
An influential design element in this kitchen as mentioned earlier is the striking glass mosaic tile that is equal parts beachy and bright. It also was a key to solving the design puzzle of this space. It is playful yet sophisticated, and it ended up informing not only the color palette but the overall aesthetic of the home. Extending the tiled backsplash to the ceiling allowed for the architectural range hood to really pop; translating its distinct blue hue to the kitchen island also helped the whole room flow. The uniformly dressed cabinets, walls, and ceilings in a warmer white hue takes advantage of the kitchen’s ample natural light and makes the room feel even brighter.
While soaring ceilings were among the kitchen’s most attractive assets, the height coupled with the sparkling backsplash and all-white cabinetry called for something more grounding. It was essential to introduce organic and natural elements to balance the space. A trio of woven seagrass light fixtures add warmth while also being substantial enough to really make a statement. Additionally, the kitchen’s barstools with a frame clad in woven nylon rope (a nod to the husband’s love of fishing) offer more texture and coastal flair to the beach house.
The kitchen opens up to the dining room, which is furnished with an oversized 10 foot trestle table in a light driftwood finish and natural rattan chairs. It gives the home plenty of space to host family and friends. Just above the table, a saltwater orb chandelier with blue-tinted recycled glass accents the watercolor hues that were selected in the kitchen. Here’s a closer view of it.
Steps away from the kitchen (behind the door to the left) sits the home’s butler’s pantry. We wanted to bring in another bold splash of color and sparkle to this space. Benjamin Moore’s saturated and bold Bermuda Turquoise adds the perfect splash of the color to the cabinets. Brass and lucite hardware adds another hint of sparkle to the space.
To the right of the kitchen beyond the pocket doors, you will find the home’s mudroom and laundry room. It was important for each room in the home to have playful pops of color. This space is no exception. The mudroom cabinets and lockers offer plenty of storage for all of the pool and beach essentials. They are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Tranquil Blue.
Across from the mudroom, the beach house laundry room is another jewel. The cabinet’s are painted in Benjamin Moore Bird’s Egg. The aqua glass chandelier and bright colors in this space make even a chore feel happy.
We will continue to tour each space in this home on our Friday blog through the summer. Be sure to follow along!