A Seagrove Beach Cottage Design | Interior Design by Cara McBroom
This design takes place in Tre Viste, a 3-unit Condominium in Seagrove, with a secluded beach cottage feel. This condo was actually beautifully furnished before, but the sellers could not part with all of their goods, so my clients called upon me to fully furnish the entire place in a matter of weeks! Let me tell you, I had to put on my comfy shoes, for all the shopping up-an-down the Emerald Coast that this required! Luckily I had the help and companionship of my lovely summer intern, Anna! She and I had so much fun shopping together, and we were able to see our design come to fruition in a matter of weeks!
This chandelier by Made Goods was the only jewel we were able to keep from the previous design! I found this beautiful trestle table at Beau Home Interiors, and the buffet from Lovelace Interiors! The seascape art is an original painting I found across the street at Design Avenue, and the four antique ceiling tiles, with shell/coral motifs are made by local artist, Lisa Dubreuil!
I found these upholstered dining chairs at Duh in Pensacola, and the ikat flat weave wool area rug from Nest Interiors in Panama City Beach! (I told you I shopped everywhere!)
There’s a whole lot of stuff that makes me happy in this photo! Original art, fresh hydrangeas, handmade pottery, natural coral, burlap and bling! (The picture frame has a rhinestone cross holding the burlap bow!)
Here is our quaint little living area! Aqua, chartreuse and taupe blend together beautifully here, I think! The striped rug is from Design Avenue, the slipcovered sofa and chairs are from Tracery, and the cocktail table and recliner are from Lovelace Interiors!
Want an easy way to accessorize your coastal fireplace mantel? Find a variety of colored bud vases, some candles (in this case I used some glass hurricanes), and a great piece of coral! When the clients came to see their design for the first time, I had some bright yellow fresh flowers in each vase!
This console can be a desk, or accent table. I flanked the table with some linen and wood wing chairs, and threw in some color with some custom-made pillows, covered in a bright Manuel Canovas fabric.
Check out this awesome art I found at Mary Hong’s studio! This woman does wonders with glass and wood!
In the Master Bedroom, I used a solid oak bed by Restoration Hardware, and lightened it up with some light, natural linens and subtle touches of color.
This chaise lounge by Lee Industries is sooooo comfortable! Give me a good book, and a fresh latte, and add the sound of the waves when you open the slider, and I’m in heaven!! (a girl can dream!)
This, the Second Master Bedroom, was a favorite of mine! I love the mix of bright white with teal and aqua! I made some bright, fun euro pillows and a paisley fluffy foot blanket to match the drapes, then happened to find the perfect sealife art while shopping!
The bolster pillow is made out of two different fabrics (teal and aqua), and a whimsical jute ball fringe! The cute little turtle lamps were a must-have!
I had to show this great piece of art I found in Lovelace Interior’s showroom! It had the most perfect colors for this room!!!
In this room, I used this fabulous carved wood headboard that I found at Nest Interiors, and paired it with some jute fringe euros, and some custom pillows. I absolutely love the aqua, green and periwinkle color combination in this foot blanket!
Just a simple, clean comfortable design for a guest room!
Finally, welcome to the poolside Cabana!! I went for a brighter, more whimsical design in this room!
That’s me, taking pictures! Anna snuck this photo of me. I’m not a photographer, but I try!
Here is my beautiful intern, Anna Laneve! I snapped this while shopping for recliners!
We had so much fun putting all this together! Although it was a lot of work, I am up for another challenge like this! I finished just in time for this family to enjoy their new beach residence for the summer!
Most clients want a complete custom design, and are willing to wait, but If anyone is facing time restraints, hire a designer, (hire me!), to make sure you get the look you want, in the right time frame!