This house in Quogue Long Island is near the beach but on a wooded site.
We informed the renovation and addition with the textures and colors associated with beach living; sand, drift wood, beach grass, sky and ocean.
Kitchen cabinets are cleaved oak boards stained white to remove the color of the oak boards and highlight the textured wood.
The high ceiling in the kitchen brings southern day light in from the clearstory window.
Beethovens 9th symphony is a life long inspiration for this client. We hired a decorative painter to transcribe one of its movements right on to the wall above.
The ceilings weathered gray boards were created to resemble the structural interior of a row boat.
Using old wood for texture we bleached then stained the ceiling a drift wood grey.
A view through the living room steel and glass screen to the entry.
This kitchen elevation faces the front entry through the steel and glass panel.
The view to the bedroom corridor.
Southern exposure fills the space with light through divided light doors to the garden.
The colors and textures of a beach landscape, water, sky, sand and beach grass inspired the materials and color palate for this project from the beginning.
Here are a samples of some the selections.
Natural grass paper with blue backing hung over glossy white painted wainscote in the bedroom hallway.
The Master Bedroom is a light filled comfortable refuge. Natural grass paper on the walls, white hand screened "Arbre De Mattise" pattern drapes from Quadrille Fabrics.
A study in smooth white and textured grass paper.
The classic rice paper globe ceiling light is Noguchi against the grass paper, drape valance and sheer drape.
The master bathroom vanity is a wall hung cabinet lacquered blue with Zeus White silestone counter top mounted against a wall of glass mosaic tiles.
The walls are tiled with planks of porcelan tiles with a wood grain texture recalling weathered beach wood. The glass shower makes the room feel very spacious.
The shower floor is covered in river rocks contrasting in texture with the tile floor but sharing the same natural color tones.
These beautiful glass mosaic tiles on the vanity wall in the master bathroom coordinate beautifully with the weathered look of the porcelain floor and adjacent wall tiles....very beachy.