‘Tis the season to dream. Dream of white sandy beaches, dream of rosé, dream of cool summer breezes and the perfect setting from which to enjoy them. And I think I’ve officially found my dream setting, though sadly it belongs to someone else. But I can certainly drool over this seriously stunning and picture perfectly neutral home from afar (as well as add this to my future vacation house muse file).
This light and bright abode has all the things. The perfect amount of Scandi-inspired design. I know we’re supposed to move passed it and embrace color and terrazzo and print and pattern and drama and I just can’t! I can visit those space and appreciate those spaces but this is the home I want to live in. Monochromatic, calm, soothing, serene.
But it’s certainly not boring. Do you see those beams on the ceiling (added during renovations by the design genius behind this project, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design). Danish design classics like the PP130 Circle Chair and Sibast No. 8 chairs in the dining room mix with pieces from leading modern design houses and take pride of place. Apparatus Studio trapeze sconces dots many a wall and hangs in the dining room. Swoon. There is texture, there is warmth and there is interest through out this home thanks to a mix of wood tones, painted wood, marble, brass and handmade tile. Rustic leathers, linen and chunky knits soften the look. Each room feels inviting and comfortable, no color required.
That dining room table and matching benches are particularly special. Is anyone else catching the brass detail on the cross bars?
The all-white kitchen is anything but boring thanks to the warm wood island, brass hardware, subway tile wall and beamed ceilings. Even though it’s a renovation – this was once a covered porch that was converted into usable indoor space – it feels as if the kitchen was just always this way.
Could I get away with a single shelf of storage in the kitchen…well maybe in a vacation house I could…taking notes.
Custom storage in the entry is so good.
As is built in seating. I couldn’t find a way to fit it into our house, but I think a built in section will be a requirement in my future dream vacation house. The more times I type my dream vacation house the more likely it is to actually happen, right?!
A staircase that just seems to float in mid-air? Don’t mind if I do.
Do I spy shiplap done in an exceeding modern way? The brass sconce and ceiling lights, the clean lined coffee tables, and built in seating keeps this room from going too country. Instead it takes on a modern, beachy feel. I’m certainly feelin’ it.
A bedroom with all the hygge vibes for the win. Also note that pendant light is from Ikea. Proof positive that you can definitely go with a high low mix. I’m also into that circle effect behind the bed. It’s an easy way to create the feeling of a massive headboard and some fun visual interest (how I applied a similar idea in my son’s room is here).
This lovely space is proof that you don’t need to get overly fancy in the bathroom. Also I really wish I knew the source for that awesome sconce. And I wishing I’d tiled my backsplash. Maybe it’s not too late…
Only thing I’m not sure I’m loving is the tree mural in this guest bedroom. A little too literal for my taste. Are you into it?
But I definitely need an ivy covered pergola and outdoor dining area in my future. Wait, I have that at least for the next 6 days! Don’t forget to check in on Instagram as I’ll be giving sneak peeks of my current wine country stay-cation situation. It’s not as totally perfect as this house, but I’ll take it!
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design by jessica helgerson, photography by mathew williams