Deep Ocean Ties
Meandering past the living room, the kitchen and dining room’s combined personality acknowledge the importance of family time. LeBlanc and team reworked the floor plan, replaced all the cabinets, added new tile, created a new lighting plan, and added a butler’s pantry in the back. The two spaces are open concept, encouraging an inclusive and participatory cooking experience for the couple, their family and any adventurous guests.
The sink and stove work opposite each other, while the dining room table sits nearby, ready to be set for a family dinner. A customary light fixture above the dining room table was purposely left off the menu, allowing for no interruptions of the picturesque view.
“The kitchen is my absolute favorite,” Deb says. “You can see water on all three sides. If you’re sitting at the island drinking coffee in the morning and you look to your left, right or behind you, you’ll see a different view of the ocean.”
Upstairs, the master bedroom encourages relaxation by utilizing calming neutrals and comfortable, private surroundings. “It was all about simplified sleeping, no embellishments,” Deb says. Of course, waking up to the view encourages one to get up and get out. Fresh linens and crisp cottons play up the coastal vibe just a touch more than downstairs, while lending themselves to a serene and restful atmosphere. The white color palette enhances the view, allowing the ocean to become the other color in the room. The trim features a semi-gloss, while the walls and ceiling were painted the same color in a flatter finish, creating volume and maximizing space. The layering that provides the foundation of the design interest comes into play in the room’s carpet and bedding.
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