Thanks to Delta Faucet I got to visit the beautiful Southern Living Idea House 2017 on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. This post is sponsored by Delta Faucet and as always all opinions are 100% my own.
On Monday I posted about Bald Head Island and I said that I’d post about the reason why I was there. Well, I was fortunate to tour the Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island with Delta Faucet who is one of the sponsors. It was one of the best and most inspiring trips I have ever taken.
Jeff Sanderson of Whitney Blair Homes and the architect Eric Moser built this beautiful island home. The interior was designed by Lindsey Coral Harper who has a bold and unique style without making the home feel too beach-themed but you definitely get the feeling of being in a coastal home.
When I first saw the photos online about the home, which were of course taken by a professional photographer, I didn’t get some of the design choices, to be honest. It sometimes just looks and feels so different in certain photos, especially when taken with a wide-angle lens. But the minute I stepped foot into this beautiful home I was smitten with the unique things she picked.
So many items were either custom-made or from Lindsey’s personal vintage collection of furniture.
To me, good inspiring interior design is when I encounter a room of beautiful things that I maybe wouldn’t have picked myself but that all make sense at the end when they come together in a beautiful eclectic mix which is the case here. After touring the home, I want most of the things in it. It’s not really inspiring when I see a room of things that I would have chosen too. I don’t learn anything that way.
Unfortunately, a lot of the photos aren’t of great quality because I struggled with my camera and used my cellphone more often than I wanted to but I know you will enjoy the inspiration regardless. It’s completely different taking photos this way than with my tripod the way I do at home and we only had a limited time to explore the rooms. Get prepared for lots and lots of photos. I hope it will load ok for you.
Southern Living Idea House 2017
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Part 1 (downstairs)
This little outdoor bridge leads you to the crofter space which is a term for a golf cart garage on Bald Head Island where they also have an occasional guest bedroom above it.
The first interior space I’m sharing with you is that said space/guest room above the golf cart garage because it was one of my favorites.
The Crofter Space inside the Southern Living Idea House 2017
If you’ve been following me for a while then you know that I love the quirky animal decor and the wallpaper in this space completely and utterly fits the bill. To me what makes this busy and whimsical wallpaper work is the fact that it looks like stripes from further away. And y’all know I also love stripes.
The paper is by Cole & Son from the Ardmore Collection in Acacia (Lee Jofa)
And I’m not a theme girl when it comes to decor but this vintage banana chandelier is perfect for the space without being cutesy.
I also loved the idea of adding this beaded trim to the Roman shades and the blue trim color and cabinet color is so pretty and compliments the green tones perfectly.
In the back, you can see the opening to the crofter guest bathroom and I absolutely adore what the designer did to mount the mirror in front of the window. You can totally do this on a regular wall as well.
Ever since touring the house I’ve been on the lookout for similar rattan pieces that Lindsey Coral Harper used throughout the entire house. When searching for this unique star-shaped rattan piece in the next photo, I came across a listing on Etsy HERE. Guess what…it says reserved for Lindsey and I’m about 90% sure that this is the shop she bought this table from for this house. When you buy something on Etsy and reserve it, it still will show up as received for so-and-so even after it has sold.
The faucet in the bar area is the same one I have in black. It’s the Delta Faucet Trinsic Faucet.
Kitchen and Bar inside the Southern Living Idea House 2017
One of my favorite features of the kitchen is the below window that opens up to a bar area which I will show you below. It’s a great way to host an outdoor party, especially since there is another outdoor kitchen to the right.
The faucet used in the kitchen is the ESSA Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Venetian Bronze.
Tucked away under the stairs is a little bar that you can utilize in combination with the outdoor bar window. I love this idea and I also love the choice of color and tile. The colored subway tile by Pratt & Larson is really unexpected. Had I seen the tile on its own I would have said “no way” but it just works in this fun little space.
The faucet used here is the Delta ESSA Single Handle Pull-Down Bar/Prep Faucet with Touch2O® Technology in Venetian Bronze.
Next to the bar is an opening for a beautiful large pantry.
Dining and Living Room
The house is a very open floor plan which I adore. You can actually buy the plans for the home HERE.
Behind the architect Eric Moser you can see a hallway that leads to the powder room.
The unique powder room is the door to the left. It was really hard to photograph due to the small size and dark colors. It looks so much better in person.
The amazing floors are 101-year-old planks salvaged from the Wilson Tobacco Company in Wilson, North Carolina by Fulford and Company, and although they look stained the builder ensured us that they were coated five times with tung oil instead of stain.
The architect also told us that they mostly used shiplap throughout the house so the house can move and gain character over the years. The shiplap is not tung and grove and just butted up against each other to ensure movement.
The door to the left is the front entry and you step right into the dining and living room when you arrive.
The mirror is called Hip Vintage Billiards Wall Mirror but not available anymore.
Outdoor Deck, Kitchen/Dining, and Bar Area
All the doors from the dining room and living room can be opened up to the beautiful long back deck. Where there is a dining area and a hangout area with several ceiling fans.
I mentioned earlier in my kitchen description that the window above the sink opens up to an outdoor bar area which you can see below. This is why the little bar closet that you can see through the window comes in handy.
I also adore the fact that the deck is equipped with a great outdoor kitchen.
Master Bedroom and Bathroom
The wall color in this bathroom is Sherwin Williams Blue Horizon (SW6497), the trim is Antique White (SW6119) and the ceiling is Pearly White (SW6990).
The door to the right side of the shower leads to an outdoor shower which is always one of my favorite things at the beach.
All the fixtures are in chrome in this master bathroom which I really like in combination with the light greens and blues. For the sink the designer used the Delta Cassidy Low Spout Widespread faucet and for the shower the Delta Faucet Cassidy TempAssure® 17T Series Tub & Shower Trim and Delta H2Okinetic® 3-Setting Raincan Shower Head.
The fabulous tile is by Stone Mar Cement Tile called Belle 3.
I really like the color which is Bishop in Sherwin-Williams Dormer Brown (SW7521) Bishop of the custom cabinets by Wellborn in this beautiful spacious laundry room.
I hope you enjoyed the Southern Living Idea House 2017 tour. And if you are interested in seeing other designer homes I’ve visited then you can check out the HGTV Dream Home on Martha’s Vineyard, the Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home, Jersey Shore architecture, beautiful Jersey shore homes with Bahama shutters, or the fun Upside Down House in Wertheim Germany.