Is your home a retreat from the world? I always like to think of my house that way. It’s my safe place where I can totally be myself without judgement – especially when I’m home alone. Today’s Florida beach home by Gil Walsh Interiors is a colorful and cheery place that makes a great place to get away from it all, relax, and enjoy your surroundings.
Take a moment to savor the view of the living and dining rooms above. The color splashes and patterns of the rug, pillow, and blue and white flow China are pleasing to the eye. Look beyond the two rooms to see a hint of the wooden door and antique cabinet.
The cabinet is impressive, not to mention all the details of this home’s interiors. The molding is plentiful and quite detailed. The colorful rug draws your attention to the floor where you’ll see a step up into the main living area of the house.
Here’s another view of the living room with its lively color and architectural detail. Note the round window next to the built-ins that flank the pretty fireplace. A hunting dog weather vane is a unique adornment on the mantel.
Bump out windows create a light and airy cove. The window treatments are what I’d like to get for my own windows, but I need to finish painting the kitchen first – and hang the dining room wallpaper. The furnishings throughout this Florida beach home are spectacular, from the wrought iron lamp to the beautiful chair and accent table.
The kitchen doesn’t disappoint with ample cabinetry and chef-worthy stove. A trio of pendant lights creates plenty of illumination when the sun isn’t shining through the wall of windows on the far side.
A cozy family room utilizes weathered gray paneling on the walls and red-stained panels on the ceiling. The rug reflects both colors in its vining pattern. Look closely and you’ll see the faintest of patterns in the couch and side chair. Floral pillows add more color on the cushy sofa. I love the juxtaposition of femininity and masculinity in this space.
A unique mirror creates a focal point above the antique chest of drawers in the hallway. Not to be missed is the darling little chair which echoes the sunburst pattern of the mirror. The green and white seat cushion with tassel ties is something I’ve never seen before. The sconces and pendant light are the same as those shown in the living room.
A star-shaped overhead light graces a powder room. Have you noticed how the window treatments are the same throughout these rooms? It provides cohesion from one space to the next.
This bedroom is what I call “grandma chic.” This style is becoming more popular with the rising interest in cottagecore.
More blue and white China is found in this pretty bathroom. The branches in the pitcher mimic the pattern of the marble.
The exterior of the Florida beach house takes a nod toward New England architecture with cedar shingle siding. Just like the inside of the home, the outside enjoys rich detail as evidenced by the mullioned windows, columns, and beautiful stonework.