Saybrook Coastal Chic

After the total reconstruction and redesign of this beach home, homeowners Bill and Diane now have a bold, yet inviting and cozy house to call home. The beginning of the design process for this home began with a countertop sample of a beautiful quartz infused with a light blue hue. That sample tile became the point of inspiration for Senior Designer Molly to create this Saybrook Coastal Chic home.

The Main Living Space

In between the kitchen and sunroom is the main living space of this house. It had to feel like a central point of this home. It’s a space for the homeowners to enjoy a glass of wine and watch TV to unwind at the end of a day; a spot to read a book by the window in the morning; a room to welcome family and friends for a fun night of entertaining. When designing this room, I began with the rugs. Following that blue color from the counter tile sample, came two beautiful hand-knotted rugs that Bill and Diane loved when they first saw them. Each one-of-a-kind and unique in their own way, they define this room to have two distinct spaces, yet are cohesive enough for the entire room to feel connected.

Then working from the colors in the rugs, I began pulling fabrics for Bill and Diane. The American-made, custom, upholstery furniture in this space is fun and bold in design, yet functional, comfortable, and will last for decades to come. I completed the space with wall art and different natural materials that truly reflect a coastal-inspired style, like that driftwood lamp. This is a space that will be a foundation for good times, relaxing retreats, and making memories.

The Sunroom

Similar to the main living space, I wanted to infuse this room with style and functionality. With the bar cart and additional bench seating, this is where Bill and Diane can enjoy time with guests. The dining table in this space is a showstopper to me. Finding ways to infuse such special pieces like this into a space is what makes every design project new and exciting.

I did custom window treatments for the entire home, but it was this room in particular that needed a thoughtful window treatment design. Stay tuned to see the completed installation of window treatments in this room. With the right level of opacity, Bill and Diane can enjoy privacy in this space without sacrificing their view.

The Primary Bedroom

Another show stopping piece in this home is the sea glass chandelier in the primary bedroom. It acts as the focal point of this space, which serves as a relaxing retreat for the homeowners. While still continuing blue accents to connect to the color story of the home, this space embraces neutrals and softer tones.

The Guest Bedroom

Despite being a more quaint space in this home, I wanted the guest bedroom to make a statement. I created this space to act as a piece of art. Passing by it every day to get to the living room and sunroom, Bill and Diane should feel happy looking at this room. I infused bright hues of yellow, green, and blue together with a statement wall covering as the backdrop. With such a bold statement in its design, this room offers functionality, as well. It features a queen bed to host guests comfortably. Its dresser is American-made, of wood from the Appalachian forest and hand-crafted.

The Kitchen & Dining Space

This is the first space you see when you enter this home. Featuring the beautiful countertop that began this whole design story, the kitchen and breakfast nook had to make a statement. It defines the color story and feel for the rest of the home. With custom-made counter stools and dining chairs, along with the perfect table setting, this kitchen sets the Saybrook coastal chic aesthetic.


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Designed by Molly