Sunday, July 26, 2009

Beachy Details And A Little Surpirse

These are the last photos I have of Peg's beach house HERE and HERE.
Peg and her daughters cherish this little house, and Alberto and I adore it too. There are so many pretty details that Peg lovingly tends to.
Let's take a walk down the hall to see the bedrooms. The hall is intentionally designed to look like a space on a sail boat. The lighting overhead are small ship lamps. The wide plank pine floors throughout this Alfred Scheffer house built in the 1940's are so special.
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There are loads of floral things in Peg's beach house. She loves to collect vintage flower paintings.

She also has quirky vintage beachy finds, like this shell lady.

Even a storage bin under her bed, is artfully arranged!

The master bedroom is painted blue. When Peg chose the color she took the swatch at the store outside and held it up against the sky, and said it was a perfect match. The master bedroom was converted from the garage space. I love the fan light window over the bed.

The bed side table is so charming. The vintage landscape painting is a perfect gem.

Peg has a collection of vintage mini paintings too, and these hang over her desk.

The old mirror with hooks is a pretty place to store beach hats.

Here's another view of the master bedroom showing Peg's desk (above which the mini paintings hang), and a view of a door that leads to a private outdoor shower.

Many of the vintage flower paintings are paint by number.

This is the guest room we stayed in. The twin beds are separated bunk beds. The bedding is Ralph Lauren. The lamps are hob nail milk glass (Hello Sabina!), and belonged to Peg's grandmother.

This vintage painting of a grand sailing ship hangs in this guest bedroom.

Another pretty paint by number flower painting.

Peg's sister did this wonderful painting of the local farmer's market.

This is another bedroom.

I love this vintage bed. The hand painted floral medallion on the head and foot board is just spectacular.

Here's one of the two bathrooms in the house. What could be more beach house than wainscott panelling, and a claw foot tub. And of course another vintage flower painting is just the right detail.

Both bathrooms have pedestal sinks, vintage mirrors, separate showers and tubs, subway tile in the showers, and small hex tiles on the floor. Peg re-did the bathrooms in this way, and managed to update them with new fixtures and finishes that look vintage and appropriate to the age of the house.

This rocking chair by the window is so pretty and inviting.

The paint by number flower painting above it is the newest addition to her collection.

Another old dresser in a bedroom couldn't get any better.

I only have one photo of the kitchen. But you can see how cute it is. White painted cabinets original to the house, and the brick floor are typical in a Scheffer house.

And now for the little surprise!!!

Look what Alberto and I got in New York!!! HERE


Olivia said...

Love the eclectic blog. Great style!

Anonymous said...

Oh Valorie! Congratulations to you and Alberto on snagging first place in the Salon Tango Championships! I just went to the link where I was treated not only to a video of you and your love dancing together, but also the most romantic entry posted by your dear Alberto (A MUST READ EVERYONE! A MUST READ!). In addition to that, I stumbled upon some photos of an evening birthday celebration in New York.

So, Peg's place has too many great details to comment on at length, but those dear little vintage miniature paintings were really something. What a place; I can't believe she rents it out!

Design Junkie said...

Congratulations, VV and Alberto. Peg's house looks like the perfect place to get away from it all.

Anonymous said...

I am an artist and live in a year round cottage in Massachusetts ..I am a renter and my landlady will not let me paint knotty pine which is soo dark.I am curious about what process she used in painting knotty pine?

Weather Proofing Halethorpe, MD said...

Beautiful room!

<3 Lindsay

Jan said...

loved watching your tango
many congratulations !

GrannySmithGreen said...

So very proud of your win in NYC! Way to go! I just watched the video and am so impressed. What a great pair you to truly are!

Blushing hostess said...

Oh! CONRATULATIONS VAMP!! That's wonderful.

And Peg's house is lovely- a perfect rambling rose beach house, what a great trip it must have been!

Sabina said...

My secret is out, I'm sick for hobnail. Love the little dishes on the bottom of those lamps, perfect for your jewelry just before you fall asleep in that dreamland of a house. Lovely!

beachbungalow8 said...

congrats. and such a perfect little beach house get away. airy, dreamy and relaxing. the way it should be done.

Anonymous said...

Watch the Vamp and her Tangoman on You Tube,

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Fifi Flowers said...

Love all the floral paintings in Peg's home!
FAB trophy... CONGRATS!!!

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