I’ve long been a fan of Traditional Home and have subscribed for many years, but recently let my subscription lapse since I am getting so many magazines now. But, I still love to see their stories and pictures and when this landed in my inbox recently, I had to share it with you.
A beautiful Key West vacation home!The vacation home of a Tennesee couple, this cute cottage was built in 1841 and was moved to its present location in the historic district of Key West. The cottage is built of Dade County pine, which is why it survived hurricanes, as well as a move, over the years. They certainly built homes solidly back in those days.
The husband’s office is very manly.
But, the rest of the home reflects the wife’s taste and has lighter and colorful fabrics. What a pretty room this is. Coral red and turquoise is getting mighty popular right now and I do believe it was once in vogue back in the 50’s perhaps. As they say, what’s old is new again. That is certainly the case with decorating trends. The master bedroom is a wonderful and spacious retreat, using again the colors of coral and soft blue. So soothing! And just look at that view! The guestroom is arrayed in yellows and blues, which I’m very happy to see since those colors are in our master suite. (All photos from Traditional Home)
And to finish off the space, every cottage in Key West needs its own pool.
Interior designer: Todd Richesin, Todd Richesin Interiors, Knoxville, TN. Todd, the designer also wrote a story on his blog, so check it out too. Thanks for stopping by, Todd!
You can see all the pics and read the entire article at Traditional Home online. It’s a gorgeous little cottage with so much curb appeal.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a getaway like this? In my dreams.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos from Traditional Home. They encouraged me to visit the bookstore and purchase the magazine today. I just love the color combination of coral and turquoise in the Key West cottage. It’s one of my favorite things right now!
Not to mention, while flipping through the pages I noticed they have photos of a house from Harbor Springs, Michigan which is near where I grew up! What a nice surprise. 🙂
I love those pictures! I would love to have a vacay home like that. *sigh* I’ve been dreaming of beaches for a while now – and prodding my hubster to see about military jobs in Hawaii. LOL
Rhoda, SOMEWHERE, I have seen these pictures beefore???? I ADORE this home! Evey room is gorgeous to me! I am keeping this so I can go back again and agian to see this beauty! Thanks so much for this posting!!!!!! XO, Pinky
sweet cottage dreams says
oh yes, a very lovely home with beautiful touches. i would be spending most of my time there in the pool house with the lovely views.
RHODA, that is such a DELIGHT! I love the colors, the airy feel, the fact that it’s in KEY WEST! THANKS for sharing love!
Angela (Cottage Magpie) says
What a fabulous home! Really lovely. I especially like the yellow bedroom–so cheery! Thanks for sharing!
I love this house—perfect timing, wouldn’t it be fun to be sitting by the pool on this work day? I love the little guest house too. Thanks.
Richella at Imparting Grace says
This was my favorite Traditional Home article in a long time–that Key west conch house is just gorgeous! All in all, though, I’d rather have a DIY-decorated home than one designed for me by a professional. Know what I mean?
Thanks for the decorating inspiration. I skip over your giveaways – but my heart skips a beat when your show something beautiful. These were definitely gorgeous!
Rhoda, I missed this so I’m so glad you posted it. What a great home! It’s so wonderful to see these gorgeous fabrics that have pattern and aren’t all white and to see color on the walls…even yellow! I do love yellow! 🙂 I love it when folks decorate as their heart dictates and not with the “theme” of the day. This is soooo refreshing and beautiful in a very “traditional, classic, never goes out of style” way.
Todd Richesin says
Rhoda, thanks for sharing this with your readers. I just came across this on your blog today. This house has been and continues to be a restorative place for all who visit….including myself. I’m happy your readers like it, and their feelings about it are really true to the space. Please visit my website when you get a chance as there are lots of other unique places there to see as well. One thing that is always consistent with my work is that the client and I become life long friends. Everyone I work with wants comfort above all, and that includes a comfortable feeling as well as the physical part of comfort. Comfortable interiors are my passion, and I’m glad you share that spirit. Sincerely, Todd Richesin
janet bishop- magina says
What a cheerful, yet serene space that is. Wouldn’t it be marvelous to wake up to that view every winter morning ?
Maurie @graciousinteriors.blogspot says
What an adorable cottage and what wonderful design. I love the continuity that the soft blue color makes from room to room–no matter the accent used with it. 🙂 This is a keeper. I’d love to rent this cottage in the winter to do my writing! By the way, I would love you to stop by my blog to answer a question on my redesign of the blog’s interior. 🙂 GraciousInterior.blogspot.com
Oh this is just a happy place to be,
on vacation or forever!
Love the colors!
I live in Florida too and we are
so lucky to have the tropical
foilage and we use bright colors.
I have that same magazine and
will not re-subscribe since I have
too many magazines, also.