2012 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House – Bedrooms

As most of our loyal readers already know back in late June we finished designing the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House.  The project is featured in the October issue of Coastal Living, which may still be on newsstands.  Of course, publications never really do a project justice, and likely neither will these photographs that I’m going to post… but hopefully some of you were able to visit the house as it was open for tours all summer.  The new homeowners have moved in now and it is so nice that a real family is enjoying the space… and what a lucky family they are!

Over the course of the next few days I’m going to post photos of the house.  A little more background info on the project: the house is 5,100 heated and cooled square feet, about 7,000 square feet total under roof.  It is located in our neck of the woods, in the quaint coastal beach town of Rosemary Beach, Florida.  The architecture was designed by Lew Oliver of Whole Town Solutions, the house was built by Benecki Homes, landscape architecture was designed by Alec Michaelides of Land Plus, all three of which are located in Atlanta.


Master Bedroom

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The Master Bedroom walls are covered in Ralph Lauren’s Erin Line Herringbone grasscloth in color Natural (available through Kravet).  Ralph Lauren was extremely generous in that they donated the wallcovering for this space.  It softened the room and was the perfect balance between coastal and elegant.  The beautiful Mahogany bed was designed and built by Andrew Reid of Reid Classics. I am sure he hated to see that I had two chairs placed at the foot of bed, as the mahogany piece he used for the footboard was exquisite. The bed is his D Post Bed with the 200 Headboard. All of the lamps throughout are from Circa Lighting.  The bedside tables are the Litchfield Chests by Somerset Bay. Upholstery throughout was provided by Lee Industries, they were gracious enough to let me send a Travers trim that I thought would accent the back cushions of those chairs. .  The painting above the bed was one that Allison and I found when we went to Miami and couldn’t pass it up, it managed to tie the whole room together with shades of gray, gold, green and blue.  The linens on the bed are by Traditions and Mela & Roam, in my opinion two of the finest linen lines out there.  The floors throughout the first floor are Peacock Pavers which we layered seagrass rugs over to soften.  All of the seagrass rugs were ordered from our friends at Fibreworks.
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This dresser is a piece that I had a local cabinet shop build, the color is a little off in this photograph, but the body of the chest is a vanilla color (same as the bedside chests) with details in an antique gold.  The mirror above the chest is the Agnes by Madegoods.  The deer bowl is vintage.  All lighting by Circa.

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The developer worked closely with the cabinet shop to design the cabinets throughout.  They were a little more modern/trendy than our usual aesthetic, which ended up being a fun challenge, marrying a softer more traditional look we’re comfortable working in with clean-line contemporary cabinetry.  All cabinetry was provided by Karpaty Cabinets.


Guest Bedroom 2

This bedroom’s walls were painted Pratt & Lambert “Moss Lake”.  The bed is by Lee Industries, linens by Traditions.  The bed is upholstered in Enchanted Baltic, which coordinated perfectly with Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks trim which we trimmed the accent pillows in.

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Sunbrella was a fabric sponsor so we used them as often as possible, these draperies above are in a Sunbrella fabric with a Barbara Barry for Kravet trim.  All the draperies throughout were fabricated and installed by Drape 98.  The bathroom mirror is from Anthropologie and was the perfect solution for a window-behind-the-sink scenario.  All of the beautiful bathroom apothecary items were donated by Patchouli’s in Rosemary Beach… a favorite amongst all of us at Urban Grace. The house smelled so wonderful.

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Bedroom 3

By the time I made my way to the back of the house with my camera I forgot to photograph this bedroom’s adjacent bathroom.  I also only took one photograph of this room.  I was tired.  The natural woven shades throughout were sponsored by B&W Window Fashions by Horizon Shades.  Lamps by Circa, bed by Lee Industries, linens by Mela & Roam and Traditions. The wall color here is Pratt & Lambert’s “Ever Classic”.  Drapery fabric is Thibaut.

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The seagrass rug in this room was from Fibreworks new collection “Bakari” and is such a gorgeous pattern.

Bedroom 4

We chose to paint Bedroom 4 walls and bed the same color… Pratt & Lambert’s “Manchester”.  We knew they would read differently in different finishes and it was the perfect understated combination we were hoping for.  The bed in this room (like the Master) is also by Reid Classics.  Andrew and I worked together on this custom design, and as a result he decided to name it the “Powell Bed”,  I was honored.  I’m sure it pained him greatly to paint a Mahogany bed, but it sure turned out gorgeous.  The linens are Mela & Roam with a custom coverlet and shams in an ivory cane pattern matelesse by Fabricut (Nauru in Magnolia), with accent pillows in Peter Dunham’s Udaipar.  Lamps and chandelier from Circa Lighting.  The antique tree prints are some that Leigh Ann and I found at Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta a few months back. Bedskirt is Lulu DK’s Tulah in Navy.  The bedside tables are skirted in Fabricut’s Pelfrey in Navy.  The bolster on the bed is Fabricut’s Renaissance in Patina with trim by Samuel & Sons.

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If you are interested in any furnishings, fabrics, rugs, art (etc) you see in this post, or the posts to come in the next few days feel free to contact us via our website or you can email Allison at allison(at)urbangrace(dot)com .

I’m not sure if these are “pinnable” from this page, but if anyone wants to pin them on Pinterest I’ll be adding them to a “Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House” board as I update these posts.


  1. i’m loving your linen choices! they are to die for! great job ladies!

  2. I was lucky enough to visit this amazing home over the summer. I have to say that each of the bedrooms were lovely and so welcoming. …..with that….bedroom 3 was my absolute favorite…..I loved every detail about it and threatened to never leave it…. well, unfortunately I’m back in Illinois! BTW..the mirror hanging by the rope….I loved that detail and there was another mirror in the home similarly hung….can I copy that? Any tips? just beautiful

  3. You do such beautiful work. I love it all!

  4. YOU ROCK!!! I am in awe of all your talented work. Beautiful, beautiful. Love it, sweet friend!

  5. So appreciated hearing all the details as I was too far away to see the house in person! I think I love your use of fabric and trim most of all. Small details that really add to the look and feel of the rooms. Looking forward to hearing more!

  6. Thanks for this post! The CL spread was fab, and I’ve drooled over it ever since I bought the issue, but it didn’t have enough pics for me! I would gladly give you carte blanche to decorate my house. Your designs are perfection! Wish I could have seen this stunner in person.

  7. I’d move in too! The house is great but all your work is just amazing! And all the fabric….ahhhh Nice job, once again!

  8. e, well done friend. beautiful work, sounds like a dream team of a project. love seeing your work in the pages of all my favorite publications…i like to brag and tell people i knew you way back when in our middle school days in KY. keep up the fabulous work! xoxo, b

  9. You and your team did such a fabulous job. I was lucky enough to visit in person… It was amazing. On a side note, my three year old was with us on the tour and he hit the button that controlled the shower in the master bedroom. It scared him to death, embarrassed the mess out of me and took forever to figure out how to turn it off. Lesson learned… don’t take three year olds to show houses.

  10. My Mom, sister and I visited the house on its last open day while we were vacationing in Santa Rosa beach. It was gorgeous and I felt like I was walking through a real live Urban Grace blog post 😉 My favorite part of the house was the 2nd floor ‘rec room’. The funny thing that happened while we were there was that the front door handle set wasn’t working, so we had to exit through the garage.

  11. Elizabeth Millinghausen says

    OMG, the duck feet mirror! So bizarre and at the same time so awesome. Lovely choices all around!

  12. Beautifully done! I enjoyed seeing it in Coastal Living, but would have really appreciated experiencing it in person! : ) Rachel

  13. Absolutely stunning. I got the chance to see the house while on vacation. The pictures in Coastal Living just don’t do it justice. I loved every detail, especially the marble work in all the bathrooms and the gorgeous linens. Did the buyers keep any of the furnishings?

  14. Hi Erika! I have had two clients the past few weeks who walked through the home and were raving about your work. One said there was not a detail forgotten Congratulations on a job well done.

  15. Erica-
    It was just so much fun to walk through the house and see your beautiful work! You just outdid yourself! I didn’t want to leave, My favorite rooms are the media room and the girls’ bunk room, but they arre all just the best!

  16. Amazing! Per chance, which chandeliers are in Bedroom 2 & 4? I cannot figure it out from Circa’s site. Much thanks!

  17. Absolutely stunning. The mint in the master is lovely. . . very inspiring! I’d love these colors in my future first home one day. And the white lamps are to die for. Thanks for sharing all the pics and details!!

  18. Absolutely UNBELIEVABLE! Thats what I think every single time I see it!!! So very proud of you {& the team}! Love you!!! xoxoxo

  19. OH my goodness! This is heavenly! So amazed by your talent. I want to live there!!

  20. I find something new I love every time I see these photos! But the best part about this house and what your team did: it feels effortless. Nothing is staged or forced or overly designed. It’s natural and comfortable and is a real family home. THAT’S the mark of pure talent and a fantastic design team! Amazing work, E!

  21. Thank you! Thank you! A breath of fresh air this morning. Can’t wait to see the rest of the house. Y’all rock!

  22. GORGEOUS!!! Love all the fabrics and trims you used!!!

  23. What is the source of the bedside tables in guest room 2??? You do amazing work!!!

  24. Beautiful!! I would love to know the source of the bedside tables in guest room 2.

  25. I love your work! I stumbled upon your blog while on decorpad.com after seeing a great bathroom pic you did. I’m redoing my kid’s bathroom and am looking for a great grayish colored vanity which you showed on your blog. Can you share the color paint used for the vanity? It’s the one with white subway tiles, white hex floor and white toilet in the pic.

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