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House Tour: Bald Head Island

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 We must have North Carolina on the brain this week! A gorgeous designer yesterday… A fabulous house today… 

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 Of all of the amazing and travel-worthy spots in our state, Bald Head Island is one of the most unique — and one of our favorites! Leaving your car on the mainland, traveling by ferry and getting from place to place via golf cart couldn’t be more of an escape or more relaxing. And Lisa Sherry of Lisa Sherry Interieurs‘ Bald Head home couldn’t be more fabulous or swoon-worthy if it tried! (She’s pretty fabulous herself!)

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Aqua

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Anne Hepfer Design

Ahhhhh….qua. We really think that’s how it should be spelled. Because, out of all the color choices, it’s quite possibly the most soothing. Doesn’t this kitchen just whisper, “You could relax with a quiet cup of coffee here?”

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Anne Hepfer Design

Aqua seems like a very appropriate color choice for this week because a group of friends and I are hosting a baby shower at the Beaufort house! And it’s a…. boy! (Otherwise, the aqua probably wouldn’t seem quite so appropriate…) 

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Andrew J. Howard

But, boy or girl, aqua really is just one of our all-time, all-around favorite colors. Well, I mean, right now. Favorite colors are apt to change, you know.

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Ken Hayden Photography – Metropolitan Magazine

Aqua is one of those colors that doesn’t feel the need to call attention to itself. Just a hint, like in this living room, is wonderful. And Fresh Flowers like those on the side table are such a luxury!

bathroom
Tim Clarke Design – Noah Webb Photographer

This bathroom is so fabulous, and that little touch of aqua shampoo adds a little something extra, don’t you think? (We feel like all of you, like us, are the kind of people who would buy a shampoo based on color coordination for the bathroom…)

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Serena and Lily = Carl Hernandez Artist

Swooning over this painting. Carl Hernandez is such a talented artist!

bathroom
Windsor Smith Design

What a dream vanity! The mirror is so stunning and that little aqua stool is just the perfect touch. We’d love to get ready here every morning!

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Ken Hayden Photography

Let’s face it, this bathroom would be phenomenal in any color. Check out that view! The aqua seems to blend right in so beautifully!

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Michael Stavaridis Photography

I need to know where these chairs are from ASAP. They are incredible. This is just the kind of place where a glass railing is so appropriate. You just have to be able to see that glittering pool below!

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Michael Stavaridis Photography

Oh my gosh! This might be one of the coolest pictures of the beach we’ve seen! Incredible!!

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Lynn Morgan Design

Both of these lights are so chic. We love beach house decor that ties in all the colors from right outside the door.

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Ken Hayden Photograpy

What a dreamy kitchen. That one little patch of aqua keeps all of that white from looking boring. (Although, let’s be real, it would still be crazy amazing without the aqua…)

Emily McCarthy

Oh so adorable!

Neiman Marcus

I must have these…

Sephora

And this! What’s better for summer than aqua toes? Well, maybe aqua toes in the sand…

Wishing you a wonderful (preferably sandy) weekend!

Blue and White with The Pink Pagoda

We are so thrilled to be featured today on Blue and White Mondays with The Pink Pagoda!
Please visit us there for our favorite uses of this classic color combination, and make sure to take a look around while you’re there. Jennifer has gorgeous taste, as evidenced by her blog picks and the fabulous art in her Etsy shop.

If you don’t already, we know you’ll love The Pink Pagoda as much as we do! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

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Monday Musings: Beach House Dreaming

Do you ever decorate a house, one that isn’t even yours, completely in your mind? Every time we have moved somewhere we’ve completely decorated every potential house in our minds before we actually picked one to purchase.  
These days, we’ve had beach houses on the brain, and, in the preliminary looking that we’ve done, have decided exactly what we think we’d want to space to look like. When it comes to coastal homes, there are so many ways to go: fun, colorful and vibrant. Neutral, calm and spa-like. Nautically blue and white. We love them all, but, for our daydreaming this week, we’re loving a living area that is mostly neutrals to show off the view, with a touch of blue.

When dining, it’s always nice to let the food be the centerpiece. We love the look of a beautiful farm table in a beach house, either with rattan chairs like these or even Tolix or Louis ghost. Doesn’t this look like such an inviting place to dine? Maybe I’m just jealous of the martinis…


Even though we aren’t huge cooks, a well-appointed kitchen is a must. Gray cabinets, white marble and a touch of blue would blend beautifully with the living room. Plus, Will is a great cook, so he needs somewhere functional to make those fish stews come together!


There’s something about a chaise lounge that feels so decadent to us. Maybe it’s because it signifies time for lounging, which, at our beach place, will be an absolute must. What a lovely way to decorate a tucked away space just for reading. We hate walking into the back of a chair, but we might have to flip these just so we could enjoy the view!


Crisp whites and beautiful blues for a master retreat…
And I need a writing desk. No use wasting all that shoreline inspiration. And no need for drawers at the beach. No paperwork!
What a welcoming place for guests to enjoy. We adore this French bed. Wonder where they found that precious blue phone?

A tub for soaking? Yes, please. We love how just the essentials are displayed on these shelves. When your toiletries are so lovely, there’s no need for closed cabinets.
Another space for guests. We love benches in guest rooms so that guests have a place to put their bags for easy access.

An outdoor shower is a must, must, must!

Little Will’s room! We love a custom bunk. It makes everything feel like more of an adventure. Of course, don’t worry, we’ll give him a couple more years in the crib first!

Such a cute bathroom for children. We love the low mirrors.
A great mudroom is so important at the beach so everyone has a place to stash his stuff. Sand is, of course, inevitable, but why add insult to injury by dragging sandy towels into the living room?
A perfect place for a quiet bite or cup of coffee.

A small patio would be just right for us. We’d love a space to eat and grill and laugh with good friends.

Every little boy needs a little boat. The one Will’s grandaddy got him might not be quite this fancy, but we think it’s equally as charming. And when he’s 21 I’ll let him take it out alone 🙂 I think we could sit on the end of this dock for hours. Just watching the tide roll by…

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