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Welcome!  I'm Virginia, I started this blog as an outlet for my obsession of beautiful home design, landscape design, cooking, entertaining and DIY projects.  I hope that you will be inspired to browse my collection of photos and ideas that I have found in magazines, blogs and on-line to help you design or remodel you house, beach house or outdoor living area.  I love finding new interior designers or architects that impress me enough to blog about.  I have been a foodie forever and I love to create menus and entertain.  Also, I love beautiful tablescapes, fabrics, flowers and the list goes on....

Beach Pretty House Tour:  A Sullivan Island Relaxing Beach House Retreat

Beach Pretty House Tour: A Sullivan Island Relaxing Beach House Retreat

Sullivan Island is a beautiful island with pristine beaches just outside of Charleston.  Most of the residents are year-rounders or folks that rent a weekly vacation house.  This picture perfect post card island seems like a sleepy beach town, but don't let it fool you, because you can spend late afternoon's shopping in the boutiques and galleries. and then end the evening in one of their gourmet restaurants.  

The owner's of this retreat wanted a quintessential beach house, which would be comfortable an cozy for their family of four,  but could also be large enough to host their family and friends.  On their wish list, was a  home designed with smaller bedrooms, furnished with twin beds and bunk beds that could work for them and for their guests, therefore; they also needed plenty of storage space.  The designer created their vision by incorporating  window seating throughout the home, which gave them the storage space they required,  and by doing so added to their living area.   She also added cool outdoor living spaces..that you can escape to and enjoy a summer siesta,  or invite your friends over and spend the evening entertaining alfresco.  The brilliant interior designer who granted this family their wish list is Jenny Keenan Interiors. Today's Beach Pretty House was designed to bring the outside in, with plenty of large windows, white walls and ceilings, and plenty pops of color.

 

 


 A painted foyer floor greets guests..

A painted foyer floor greets guests..

 A quintessential beach house living room with a large painting by  Isca Greenfield Sanders

A quintessential beach house living room with a large painting by Isca Greenfield Sanders

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 For the Lighting, Interior designer Jenny Keenan refashioned two old gymnasium lights

For the Lighting, Interior designer Jenny Keenan refashioned two old gymnasium lights

 Brian Hall found this beautiful cypress stump to anchor the kitchen table.

Brian Hall found this beautiful cypress stump to anchor the kitchen table.

 Inviting Sitting/Reading Area.

Inviting Sitting/Reading Area.

 A surfer striped pattern window seat.

A surfer striped pattern window seat.

 A bright family room with artwork by Delicious artwork by Matthew Brandt is made of Gummi Bears and Pixy Stixs.

A bright family room with artwork by Delicious artwork by Matthew Brandt is made of Gummi Bears and Pixy Stixs.

 A guest bedroom with aqua and cream textiles.

A guest bedroom with aqua and cream textiles.

 A neutral bedroom.

A neutral bedroom.

 Love the hint of beach grass green.

Love the hint of beach grass green.

 Cozy Beach-style bunks and twin beds...so fun!

Cozy Beach-style bunks and twin beds...so fun!

 ) The handcrafted teak outdoor dining table by Brian Hall of  Kistler Design Co.  echoes the home’s clean lines.

) The handcrafted teak outdoor dining table by Brian Hall of Kistler Design Co. echoes the home’s clean lines.

 Brian Hall also built this teak porch sectional.

Brian Hall also built this teak porch sectional.

 The breezy living room under the house includes an outdoor fireplace and bar, let the weekend begin!

The breezy living room under the house includes an outdoor fireplace and bar, let the weekend begin!

Beach Pretty House Tours:  An Ultimate Fun Lakeside Getaway in North Carolina

Beach Pretty House Tours: An Ultimate Fun Lakeside Getaway in North Carolina

Beach Pretty House Tour:  A Colorful Lakeside Beach House

Beach Pretty House Tour: A Colorful Lakeside Beach House