Home Tour: Island Lifestyle
March 14, 2020
This fun, colorful Kiawah Island vacation home quickly transitioned to a full-time residence as the owners loved the laid-back lifestyle the island provided. Having space for their kids (and fur kids) and plenty of visitors was very important for this sociable family.
The open-concept living room and kitchen create the perfect space for island living, entertaining, along with the guest rooms, each with unique designs. The kitchen has farmhouse touches to make it friendly and inviting. Seating for five encourages casual dinners or chatting with the cook before dinner. Gorgeous Kiawah island view can be enjoyed year-round either by the fire or outdoor living area.
A sitting area just inside the entryway is the perfect place to take in the island scenery, chat or watch TV. We kept the color scheme light with soft blues, cream, and white. Brushed metal adds a masculine element, and a light-loving fiddlehead fig (one of our favorite indoor plants) gives the room a splash of nature.
The homeowner requested a craft room where she could store her yarn and work on projects. Custom-built cabinets with the traditional “x” pattern usually used for holding wine now hold skeins of yarn. The homeowner’s yarn swift clamps on her counter height table and additional seating make room for inviting friends over for a creative session.
This home faces Kiawah Island’s marsh, so we kept bedrooms and bathrooms neutral. Soft blues and spring greens echo the colors outside, while coral gives a guest bathroom a dash of coastal whimsy.
A guest suite has a comfortable living area, plus a small kitchen and eating area.
Bunk beds get a nautical nod with shiplap walls and round ship-inspired lights.
The sweeping staircase takes advantage of natural light and wooded island views.
A second cozy living room has a fireplace, TV, bookshelves, and generous drawer storage for games and blankets. Check out the pretty wet bar nearby.
Outside, a saltwater pool keeps everyone cool in the summer while the massive stone fireplace creates a warm shelter for bird watching in the winter.
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