Monday, February 13, 2012

Dream Home

Interior designer Barry Dixon designed the interior of this magnificent St. Barts beach cottage. I found this teal blue door on pinterest and was so excited to find the rest of the home tour in Coastal Living magazine!

As you enter you can see directly through to the infinity pool on the back terrace. Coastal Living describes this house as: "The design is a quintessential French island cottage, complete with a steeply pitched roof line, plank siding, louvered windows, and bold turquoise shutters."

Interior Designer Barry took into account the tropical weather when designing this home. He used louvered windows to keep the cool breeze flowing through the interior.

Industrial lantern and the rough texture of the jute rug create contrast against the soft fabrics and cushy furniture.The color palette throughout the home was taken from the views of the ocean. This is a good way to inspire a room in any home, look out your windows and draw inspiration from what you find.

Gorgeous open staircase and subtle island furnishings give an open and airy feel.

The 3rd floor mezzanine is a play area for the homeowners grandchildren.
What a wonderful view of the bay and such a cute port-hole window!

 Elemental iron chairs pair with a textured oak table; the pendant lamp, which interior designer Barry purchased in Morocco, adds a touch of the arabesque.

Wrapped in gauzy curtains and surrounded by shades of aqua and sea foam, the bed faces pocket doors that open to the pool terrace and a private sitting nook, which Barry outfitted with a pair of unfinished teak love seats. Stone side tables and woven floor cushions add texture to the space. 

A banquette wraps halfway around the outdoor space. Exposed wood and heavy curtains make the space feel cool and inviting. I think drapery on a porch is not used often enough and can have an amazing impact and can make a porch function as an outdoor room.
There are such amazing outdoor fabrics these days!

"For a streamlined look that doesn’t distract from the jaw-dropping view of the Bay of St. Jean, Barry chose simple, low-slung furnishings. Teak chaises with a distressed finish and striped cushions encourage lounging." -Coastal Living

All photos and information courtesy of Coastal Living.

Happy Monday!

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