Coastal Living Dream Home – Rosemary Beach, FL Part II


      I am not an interior decorator/designer, I just play one on my blog.  This post is my amateur opinions on the interior of the “Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House”.  Tours are open through October so if you are in my neck of the woods, I would definitely recommend it!  As I mentioned in my last post, featuring the beautiful exteriors, photography is hard because there are a bunch of volunteers working in the house and there are a lot of other people who have also paid $15 for the tour and don’t really care if you are trying to take pictures for your blog!  And did I tell you that my flash battery was on its last leg and I really struggled with some photos upstairs?

     First, let me tell you what I liked.  I loved the colors of almost all the rooms.  All Pratt & Lambert paint so when I mention a paint color, it is P & L.  I loved the cabinetry – it was all custom and I will show you the bathrooms, bedrooms and cabinetry features in the next post.  I loved the venetian plaster – this is not venetian plaster like we have seen before.  It was shiny, opalescent and smooth.  Impossible to photograph – I hope the pros for the magazine spread in October’s Coastal Living issue will do what I couldn’t!  I loved the media room – it would be a fight amongst us who would get to always be in that room!  The furniture in the home, although beautiful and I’d take it in a NY minute, didn’t really wow me – its your typical slip covered beachy looking furniture.   I did not like the kitchen.  For lack of a better term, it had a scullery.  So the main kitchen that you see was just the island and the stove.  The “scullery” had 2 dishwashers, a huge fridge, very little cabinetry and open shelving.  The kitchen is the heart of my home so I wouldn’t want to hide in the scullery.  I look at those open shelves and think how often they would need to be dusted…  But enough of my rambling – what do you think?

Let’s start with the kitchen:

 This is all you see from the main living area – the “scullery” is off to the side.


The kitchen looking to the Great Room – love these ceiling sand the walls here are Venetian Plaster.

And here is the “scullery”…

This is the fridge and microwave.  There are 2 dishwashers behind this cabinetry, so you can see there is not a lot of storage other than the open shelving.   All appliances are Thermador, the counterop is Polished Bianco Griggio and the blacksplash is Calacatta Gold.

Moving right along to the Great Room/Dining Room combo…

I love/want the lamps by Circa – over $1,000 each retail!  If you are dying to know the source of something, leave me a comment after the post.


 Also in this section of the house is the den and the office…

     Moving along upstairs – to the Game Room!  Do you remember about a year ago I posted the Flamingo Print I was in love with on Etsy?  It looks like they did a whole collection of these Etsy prints behind the tv, including my beloved “Single Ladies”.  A great idea for a space like this!  Look for Less Idea: you can go to any bookstore, ebay or antique shop and find books with botanicals, old postcards or even nursery rhymes and frame them to make a great collection like this.  Etsy is a great source for inexpensive, original artwork.

     This custom ping pong table was painted in Seed Pearl, Golden Gree and April Mist.  I mean for real, how cute is this?   There was a basket next to the table filled with 100 ping pong balls!  I should mention the floors on the 2nd level – 3 1/4″ Wirebrushed Oak by Sticks & Stones.

     Behind the Game Room is the “nook/wet bar” leading to the Media Room.  Here you can make a snack, read a book in the window seat, or be a goofball and pose for photos with your friends!  Here are appliances by U-Line – fridge/freezer drawers and an ice machine.  Countertop is White Luna.


Now here is where my flash stopped working completely.  My pictures look grainy because they were so dark and I had to increase the exposure.

     All the walls, ceilings and trim in the rooms I showed you today are painted Seed Pearl – the Media Room was wallpapered in sisal and the trim was Dawn Mist.  I hope you enjoyed the tour of this gorg home – can’t wait to show you the bathrooms, bedrooms and cabinetry next!  If you missed Part I – the tour of the pool and exteriors, click here!

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About Kris Moran

I love decorating and design – one of the favorite perks of my job is seeing all of the wonderful homes and condos that we list and sell! I love to “borrow” inspiration from them, and from decorating shows, magazines and the many blogs I am addicted to!


  1. Can’t wait to see the bunk room upstairs!


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