Monday, June 29, 2009

Aqua + White = Ahhhh in the Coastal Living Idea House


I just love the look of last year's Coastal Living Idea House (2008). All that aqua and white looks so light and bright. I'm really digging this little built-in workspace:


They wanted to design a new home that had the charm and character of an old Maine cottage, so they hired the talented Portland-based designer Tracey Rapisardi. "This house is designed for easy living," she says.


Oh, if only my closet looked this lovely!



You can read all about the house and see the rest of the photos on the Coastal Living website.

P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway over at my other blog, so be sure to leave a comment there before Thursday to win a $50 gift certificate to Dali Decals.

21 comments:

  1. thank you for this post is very inspiring, aqua is my fav color and I love all those pics!!

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  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the wire chandelier.

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  3. Love all that aqua and white. Very Coastal.

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  4. Oh, this is just lovely....so refreshing! I have that closet in my "saved" file too....gorgeous!!

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  5. Love it, its so fresh & yes Julie I too would love that closet!!

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  6. I have that white table with aqua stripes in MY idea file! I'm thinking my desk/table needs to be painted like this!
    Beautiful post! Great ideas for my beach house dollhouse too! :)

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  7. This is one of my favorite color combinations EVER. Love this post and all the photos you chose!

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  8. This is one of my favorite color combinations.

    I love the stools in the first photo.

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  9. Yes I loved this house too, so fresh and fun.

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  10. What a sweet beachy vibe...right up your alley, eh? How is your hunt for a beach house coming?

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  11. Gosh Julia, I didn't know you had this blot TOO!! Love this cottage, makes me want to go to the beach!
    Blessings...

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  12. I need a designer to discipline my house like this! Love, love, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. That's such a pretty house. I really like the little office area with desk they've done. I think I could actually accomplish something like paying a bill there!

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  14. Oh my goodness, all these images are so wonderful, especially the blue painted stripey table. Love it.

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  15. Beautiful! I love the kitchen table and chairs set! I so need some aqua in my house!

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  16. sigh ...

    what a lovely collection of inspiration & aqua!

    xo

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  17. I love the whale hooks with the little stools under it. Great colors!

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  18. OH MY GOD Julia these photos are just perfect!! I dream about having my own cottage, and I picture htem just like those in your photos! If it´s God´s will one day I´m gonna have mine!
    I´m from Brazil, just starting a blog about Florianopolis, my city, be welcome to visit!

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  19. this is so unfair.
    my home NEEDS to look like this.
    why doesn't it???

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  20. Sooo pretty! I love that whale coat rack - it's so whimsical and summery. :)

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