J and I frequently daydream about where we’d want our “second home” to be–the cushy vacation home in a place we deeply love but couldn’t live full-time. While we’re years and years away from such a home becoming a reality, it’s fun to think about where we’d end up and of course, how we’d decorate the place!
One of my favorite parts about second homes (or “summer”/”winter” homes) is that they allow so much room for creativity in the way of design and interior decorating. While some people go truly custom and build from the ground up, I’m even just excited about the thought of piecing together an interior featuring some of my favorite decorative elements that aren’t functional or feasible enough for our daily lives. My style is a nearly 50-50 blend of traditional dark hues and patterns combined with bright, uncluttered slate. That being said, I fell hard for Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy’s Colorado escape that’s featured in Architectural Digest…it’s hard not to appreciate the contrast between traditional and modern, new and old, and elaborate vs. simply functional. And topped off with those views…it’s hard to beat!
I can’t say that this is exactly how I’d decorate my own vacation home–you’d see some more beachy vibes folded in, and I’m still on the fence about tufted sofas–but there’s something to be said about bold, printed curtains, plaid chairs, and a blue sofa. You can see the rest of the tour on AD!
A few items are linked below if you’re interested in achieving some of the look yourself…you can just tell by looking at the photos that most pieces in this home were probably quite pricey and could be custom or at least vintage/antiques (the latter of which is one of my favorite ways to decorate, but sadly isn’t very conducive to sharing on le blog!). Something that does an especially good job tying together the look here are the rugs–I love Rugs USA since there are so many affordable options, so try there if you’re on a budget and want plenty of options to choose from.
Photos via Architectural Digest