Well, it’s Labor Day weekend which is the unofficial end of summer. They keep seeming to go by faster and faster, don’t they?! While we could have used a few more days basking in the sun on the beach, we are looking forward to cooler temperatures, less humidity & colorful crunchy leaves (and for some of us, pumpkin spice lattes!) But before all that happens, we wanted to reflect on some summer spaces & beach homes, some of our own designs that we’ve been working on over the summer, and some inspiration from others. We’re not ready to let go of it just yet, so here’s a look back at some of our favorites.
Our own work. We love getting the opportunity to design a summer beach home for a client, whether it’s on the North Fork or on the North Shore!
Our Sound Shore Project located in Jamesport, NY is the epitome of a classic beach cottage that we facelifted by painting a fresh, bright white paint throughout and filled with gorgeous new furniture Not to mention the most beautiful views overlooking the Long Island Sound and stairs to the beach right from the back yard. The perfect place to spend the summer, if you ask us. We haven’t had a chance to have this cutie professionally photographed yet, but here’s a few glimpses of what’s going on in there.
While this was actually this home’s second summer after completion in the Spring of 2018, we still love it endlessly as it serves as the perfect beach/summer retreat for a fun young family. Just steps from the Shelter Island beaches, it’s laid-back, casual vibes have us wishing we could go back here every summer!
We love this home for similar reasons as our Shelter Island project–an adorable beach cottage in Mattituck, NY that we completely gut-renovated and modernized to better fit the family’s style and personality. Complete with stunning views of Peconic Bay, it’s another perfect summer home that’s suitable for sandy feet.
When you think of a home in Marblehead overlooking the ocean, you might immediately assume summer home–and it is! The only kicker for this one is that it’s actually going to serve as the family’s full-time residence, which meant that we had to design with the cold, snowy New England winters in mind as well. We’ve been busy busy working on this home over the course of the summer and are so excited to finally see everything starting to come together. Our goal for this home was to design with the obvious coastal Marblehead vibes in mind, all while keeping it fresh and modern and with the ability to seamlessly transition from season to season. Here’s a few progress shots and some of our design boards for this home.
Others that we love. While we love reflecting back on some of our own work, we also love gathering inspiration from other talented designers and seeing what they’re up to as well. Here’s a few of our favorite spaces with beachy~summery vibes that we’ve pinned, saved, liked, and kept an eye on over the course of the summer.
We hope everyone enjoys the last few days of summer and has a great Labor Day weekend!