A Cozy Home in Watercolor | Design by Cara McBroom
Welcome to a super fun project I had the privilege of designing in 2013! These clients wanted something bright, colorful and boldly, but tastefully, coastal.
Floating rope console and coral mirror set the tone for the rest of the house: Casual, whimsical, bright and fun.
The living room is mostly subdued, with bold color appearing through art and pillows. Long ethereal drapes soften the wood walls, and emphasize the height of the room. The sofa and swivel chairs are slipcovered in washable linens, perfect for salty bodies, and sticky fingers! The large square wood cocktail table is virtually indestructible–ready for toy banging and foot propping! Comfort and livability were important considerations.
The dining wall was prime real estate for some large, impactful color! I liked the idea of having a variety of chairs, so I paired a turquoise settee with some French burlap chairs, and some slipcovered host & hostess chairs. This amazing table is solid bleached pine! Incredibly beautiful, and incredibly heavy, and perfect for this beach family.
Kitchen: This all-white kitchen begged for little, but texture, some whimsy and a few touches of color!
First Floor Bedroom: We brought in glorious orange to complement the turquoise in this room!
Holy fish pillow! I was in love with the throw pillow I designed, with its jute bullion fringe, and large fish block print.
Second Floor Guest Room: This room was centered around this modern tree print fabric! The headboard is covered in a blue Sunbrella mini-print. Beaded sconces free up the narrow nightstands, and mirror the blue circles in the modern tree print fabric!
The mid-century modern casegoods bring a funky mod vibe to the room, keeping it young and fun!
Guest Bedroom #3: This room is a mix of teal, chartreuse and minty aqua.
The bird print and the waves fabrics are by Lulu DK; the felt applique pillows are by Surya. Cute eclectic mix of colors, textures and pattern!
The Master Bedroom began with a canvas of soft gray in the bed, drapes and coverlet, and was finished with splashes of bright turquoise, lime green and orange!
Seating Area in Master:
These clients specifically mentioned that they love chevron prints! Why not go bold, and cover a whole chair? The results are bright, fun and dynamic!
I love to mix florals with geometrics when choosing fabrics. It’s always fun to throw in one unexpected color (in this case, orange) to liven things up!
On the third floor, we have a loft that overlooks the pool and beach pines. In here you can watch t.v., play games around the oval reclaimed coffee table, and sit or play on the mismatched “poufs”, currently stacked in the corner. Stealing the show, are these two blue seatbelt chairs! In addition to being sculptural, unique and colorful, they are also surprisingly comfortable!
A Barn door separates the loft from the Bunk Room.
For the bunk room, I chose a wide array of colorful, mismatched chevron patterns, and tied them together with one central, colorful print. The twin-over-twin bunks offer some swing arm sconces, storage drawers on the bottom, and quaint picture framed “windows” that look out into the main room (alternately providing openness, while the wall itself is providing privacy).
This game table and chairs is a nice place to have a snack, make art, or play games!
Teal, chartreuse, lime green and turquoise!
I’ve never been afraid to play with bright colors, so I was glad to have met these playful, daring clients, who were willing to go bold with me! This project was a joy to design, and I think it shows!
3 thoughts on “A Cozy Home in Watercolor | Design by Cara McBroom”
In love with that coffee table! Can you share the source?
I just came across this and love the look. Where is the mirror with the coral around it from?