Welcome to the ninety-sixth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".
This beach house on Oregon's Rockaway Beach is the weekend getaway of Seattle interior designer Barbara Hyde Evans. Move-in ready when she purchased the home, a few personal touches made it her own.
The original front door with a porthole window sets the interior's nautical tone.
The woven chair cushions are covered in indoor-outdoor fabric which makes using them on the deck an option. The antique trunk came with the house.
The dining table was specifically purchased for the cottage. Hyde Evans brought the antique chairs from her Seattle home, painted them white and reupholstered the seat cushions. Note that the chairs have a shell design, which makes them and the driftwood chandelier perfect for a beach cottage.
|Photo by Hyde Evans Design|
It's not surprising that the delightful kitchen with its butcher block countertops, beadboard cabinets and glass cabinet doors is what sold Hyde Evans on the cottage.
The TV room on the second floor houses a large, deep sofa that belonged to the home's previous owner. Rather than remove it, Hyde Evans slipcovered it in a linen-like indoor-outdoor fabric and left it. Guests find it comfortable to sleep on, so the room can serve as an extra bedroom, if needed.
The master bedroom is soft and serene. Hyde Evans designed the custom bedding and window treatments. She brought the marble lamp and side table from her full-time home, and the vintage dresser came from a local shop. The vintage oar in the corner is a nice touch.
The second bedroom is more rustic with flour sacks and an antique blue trunk. A row of coat hooks created by the designer make a charming statement.
I could easily live in this fetching cottage.