Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Architectural Digest & The Redneck Riviera








The magazine is making a seaside splash in April with Architecture and Interior Design by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. (Photography by Peter Aaron/Esto). I did not know that the Florida panhandle used to be called the 'Redneck Riviera'. If that is true, I would be proud to be one if I could winter here. I love the creamy, buttery yellow tones and hits of indigo. The kitchen’s pocket doors open to views of the town. Ann Sacks backsplash tiles. Urban Archaeology ceiling light. Conrad Roman shades. Wolf range. This home is yours in Seaside, Florida, a town who's mantra is 'Learn to be small again'. I could do that - One of the children’s bedrooms has a whimsical built-in sleeping nook. Bedcovering, pillow and drapery print from Manuel Canovas. Brunschwig & Fils ticking. Facing the dune, the children’s screen porch, on the first floor, is enclosed by French doors. Because the dune obscures sea views, the architects inverted the typical order of the floors. Above the children’s wing are the public rooms; the master suite is on the top floor. Yes, I could do this. I could be small again.

5 comments:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

OH MY I love this. The yellowy cupboards, the built in bed... DIVINE!

Wow.

Jessie Cacciola said...

LUV the fresh, open spaces...and I could cradle in that window seat alll day!
- Jessie -

restyled home said...

Ooohh, those yellow cupboards make me wamt to go paint my pretty blue ones that shade...a feat in and of itself!!

You know I love it here...
Linda
xoxo

Good-Grace said...

oh boy... absolutely stunning. I don't think I'd ever want to leave...

annechovie said...

Hi Liberty!
Great post. I have spent a lot of time at Seaside over the past 20 years or so and it's always fun to see homes there. It's such a uniquely beautiful place.