August is coming to an end but I’m no where near ready to let go of summer just yet! In celebration of my favorite season, I’m sharing an amazingly adorable summer house decorated by Tracey Rapisardi, a popular interior designer. Her style is always light, fresh, pretty and feminine.
Such a dream kitchen above! White cottage style with strokes of ocean colors in blue and green, and a pinch of pink thrown in just for fun. I love how she used a dark gray counter above the cabinets, but incorporated a butcher block counter on the kitchen island. I think this adds more interest than keeping the same counter tops throughout the room.
A shabby chic dining set below takes up resident in the kitchen’s breakfast nook. Gingham check cushions match the pale gray swirl rug underneath. Just beyond the table is the living room with its arched doorway and round pillars to mark the entrance.
You catch a glimpse of the kitchen island that serves double duty as a cook top and eating area, but the true star in this photo is the beautiful bead board cabinet with its collection of dining ware.
The summery family room may be white, but it’s practical at the same time. Slip-covered furniture is easily cleaned and can handle heavy use. The wood farmhouse-style coffee table adds warmth to the room, as does the beautiful fireplace..
A large Palladian window lets in ample light. This style of window is often seen in Renaissance architecture.
Shabby chic style infuses the summer house’s dining room with fresh appeal. Once again, slip covers are used to lend practicality and add a touch of femininity. A trellis-design rug adds comfort underfoot. On the far wall, a mint green cabinet plays well with wide lavender stripes.
A chandelier dripping in crystals matches the sparkle of silver and mercury candlesticks on the table.
The pretty living room pairs romantic blue and white to create a romantically feminine room. I love the little flounce on the arm chair, with its scroll-work fabric. The mirror over the white couch reflects the design of the window found in the family room; a clever touch.
A sweet reading corner in a bedroom adopts shabby chic style with white slipcovers and a ruffled ottoman. Painted-white wooden shutters help keep the sun’s glare to a minimum while floor-to-ceiling curtains soften the window (another Palladian-style window).
The painted bed reminds me of my own bed in my under-the-eaves bedroom. Soft white bedding pairs with plenty of shabby chic pillows to create the ultimate feminine bedroom. So pretty!
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