New Holiday Home, Isle of Wight

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A new build blank canvas is challenging -where do you start?   Carolyn, and Tom's new family holiday home in the Isle of Wight had plenty of friends and family lined up for holiday visits and they needed to create a relaxed coastal vibe quickly to take advantage of the summer.  Carolyn contacted me and immediately loved the colour palette I created of blues, white, greys,  pastels and neutrals  combined with wood textures, e.g. white shiplap and wood panelling.  We started working together straight away on the open plan living/dining/kitchen, 4 bedrooms with terrace or balconies, 2 en suites and bathroom.     

Carolyn had some existing furniture needing a home in the new house.  Mixing styles in a holiday home is a good way of creating immediate homeliness.  Less expensive and time consuming of course than buying all new pieces in one huge shopping trip.  The major buys were beds, seating and sofas all doing double duty as sofa beds or with enough flexibility to accommodate all the expected guests!  The decor starts with the hallway welcome, tongue and groove panelling create a proper sea-side welcome.  The living room also has panelling in the tall architectural apex facing the balcony with a sea view,  bedrooms were light and airy, with wood textures, rattan furniture, pastels and neutral decor.  Guest ready, light the lanterns - sundowners on the balcony!  

Carolyn Dawson IOW

"Annie did a fantastic job for us designing an entire new build and helping to push us out of our comfort zone and give us inspiration. The whole house had a co-ordinated theme which we couldn't achieved ourselves. Would highly recommend.

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