You would think this house was on the coast of somewhere like the Carolina’s, or Martha’s Vineyard, or even Cape Cod….but guess again. This amazing beach-style chic house is located in Heber Springs, Arkansas located on Greers Ferry Lake. The homeowners envisioned this house as a getaway for them and their two children. They used beautiful, big windows and French doors, and then kept the fabrics and draperies low-key so that your attention is continually drawn outside. That was a conscious part of their decision-making, and in some rooms they added elements that contributed to drawing your eye up and out, like adding paneling three-quarters of the way up the foyer wall.
The color theme was light and bright with the main focus color being blue with hints of neutral colors like white and beige.
The fabrics are commercial grade, durable and stain resistant. In a few indoor areas, they used outdoor fabrics, like Sunbrella fabric on the dining chairs. They can literally be wiped clean with a damp sponge. We also brought in some textural fabrics and linen that look best if they’re casual and loose.
The kitchen is perfect for entertaining, since it’s open to the living and dining rooms, and the screened porch is just steps away. The goal here was to never be removed from the family or guests when in it.
And one of my favorite features of this amazing home is the outdoor space. The screened porch area is perfect for entertaining. There are four club chairs, a sofa and 10 dining chairs, plus a hearth along the fireplace where people can sit, so it’s definitely designed for entertaining. With the fireplace, grill and sink, it can accommodate outdoor dining a good part of the year.
They made sure it was ultra easy-care too, with stone flooring and teak furniture that will naturally weather and match the soft palette of the house.
This vacation home is amazing and I think anyone would be able to relax and enjoy themselves within each room of this house. Now I will continue to dream about a home exactly like this…excuse me while I resort to my dreams.