Guilford Getaway CT Shoreline Full Home Makeover

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What was once a weekend home for busy New Yorkers is now being enjoyed during the week too! The personal goal for my client was to make this second house a home, where they could enjoy the peaceful views while reading and cooking, feeling relaxed and entertain weekend guests in a beautiful, comfortable environment. My initial goal was to get a really good understanding of what these folks were about by getting to know their lifestyle, interests, some family history and what kinds of things made them say... oooh  yes, I love that!


This house was a blank canvas with open spaces, a beautiful view and natural light, which made it easy and fun to work with, My vision was a simple Scandinavian feel with lots of natural textures and the essence of the beach. The look was achieved by combining textures, the quintessential beachy blue and white accents and a lot of natural seashore finds. We added personal touches throughout the home by incorporating the clients antique bottle collection, treasured books and family heirlooms.

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A beautiful and peaceful view of the

everchanging marsh brings

this interior to life.


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The overall feeling is natural and simple with the essence of the beach.


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Antique architectural porch brackets support rustic boards from a dismantled 

Old Saybrook barn.



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Cozy and simple

guestrooms are bright and welcoming.


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"Less is more"

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe