In March 2014 I wrote a story about a trip to High Point, North Carolina to furniture shop with my friends, Pat and Pete who had just purchased a second home in the Hamptons.
We shopped endlessly for two days and bought everything on their list of priorities. We took photos to keep track of each room and kept our fingers crossed when the shipment finally arrived. Everything went without a hitch.
The Dining Room rug..
The Dining Room chairs…
A really great propeller coffee table for the family room..
The Master Bedroom..
Knowing the weather would finally cooperate, Hubby and I made plans to go to the house this past weekend. Did we ever luck out! The weather was perfect!
We went on a bike ride,
And ended up at the beach.
It was SO wonderful to see water, hear the surf and seagulls, and feel the warm sun. I now believe that this past winter has finally gone away..
Our hosts treated us to a delicious gourmet dinner. (in their new dining room, of course) The menu was gorgonzola and candied pecan salad, cajun sweet potato fries, grilled asparagus, steak, onions, mushrooms and an incredible chocolate mousse for desert. Fortunately, the bike ride was the next day.
I also was able to see all of the furnishings in place. All that is needed now are some accessories and window treatments.
My favorite purchase is the coffee table in the family room.
It is close to 5′ square and fits perfectly into the room with the sectional that spans the width of the room. The t.v. unit was built by the previous owner and covers the entire wall, so the obvious choice was lots of nautical and beach themed accessories. The family dog “Brock” also approves.
The room was already painted the soft blue color and we decided to work with it, being a beach house. We are on the lookout for a large piece of art for the wall.
The Sun Room is off to a great start with the soft beige and yellow color palette. The previous owner had installed a beautiful coffered ceiling which adds architectural interest. We would like to add some valances to soften up the windows and shutters.
The entry had a striped beige and white paint finish so a settee and the painted chest liven up the welcome area.
For one of four guest rooms, the previous owners had a young daughter whose room was done in pink and brown. Again we decided to work with it and luckily found bedding which was bought right off the showroom floor.
The quilt and shams are hand sewn applique.
The Master Bedroom also was purchased as was displayed in the showroom. There are a lot of black accents in the room and master bath, so the black trimmed bedding was perfect.
Notice the “Madame” and “Sir” pillows that give a fun touch.
It was really exciting to see everything in place. The best part is every time I go back, I know I will always have a delicious meal and can FINALLY sit outside by the cabana and look forward to a great weekend!