In my blog post on Wednesday, I "whet your appetite" with exterior photos of my friend Leslie's Nantucket style beach house.
I first met Leslie when she purchased this house across the street from ours and did a major renovation.
I am sorry I never asked to photograph her cottage because it is perfect and just sold, furnishings and all, but maybe the new neighbors will let me get in there with my camera.
Once renovation was completed on their cottage, Leslie and Gary began building this 3 story beauty, on two lots, just one lane over from their cottage.
You will be seeing a lot of handmade furniture, like this rocking bench, that has the look of an aged piece.
You will also see lots of nautical pieces throughout the house like the oar coat rack - each hook has the initial of a family member.
Straight ahead of the front door is Maggie's "office" and a work space for Leslie - check out that wrapping paper cupboard.
In the entry way, that is definitely larger than my dining room, a custom made cabinet holds an antique scale and weights.
To the right of the front door is one of the two bedrooms on the first floor.
The bedspread was purchased from LL Bean and the fabrics are all Waverly.
I love that the sheets and the spread are matching although I don't think they are the same brand.
Leslie rolls up the comforters at the foot of the bed in "tootsie roll" style.
All of the area rugs in the bedrooms were purchased from Pottery Barn Kids.
A comfy chair upholstered to match the bedding sits next to another custom made cabinet and the floors (which I will talk more about on the second floor) gleam to perfection.
Of course, the attached bathroom must match the bedroom.
The bathroom has both a tub and a shower.
The tiles were hand painted to match the wallpaper border.
A custom made cabinet, subway tile and hexagon floor tiles are perfect in this beach house bathroom.
An etched window that opens into the hallway adds light to the bathroom.
Now it is on to the downstairs laundry room - yes there is more than one.
Leslie had this shelf in a former home, but it didn't fit so she had it cut down and remade to work in the space.
I love the sink and butcher block folding area.
You might have guessed by now that Leslie likes wallpaper - such a fun choice for a laundry room.
Bedroom number two has a nautical theme as you can see from the wallpaper and the Charles Wysocki print on the wall.
Pottery Barn Kids quilts in bright colors are perfect for the room the triplets use when they visit.
A trundle bed pulls out for a third sleeper.
A cabinet just like the green one in the other bedroom provides storage and if you wonder why the shelves are empty, it is because the house is up for sale and most personal items have been removed.
The checked border on the Pottery Barn Kids area rug was the inspiration for the checked drapes.
The bedding was the inspiration for the hand painted tiles and embroidered towels in the bathroom.
The only thing left on the ground floor are the garages and I only got a photo of the two car garage.
You are probably tired after this long tour so you can take the elevator, but I will take the extra wide stairs and meet you on the second floor.
Here's a peek of what you'll see on the second floor if you come back on Monday.
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I am joining these lovely parties
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
Rooted in Thyme - Simple & Sweet Fridays
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
Jennifer Rizzo - Fabulously Creative Friday
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Click here if you are interested in looking at the real estate site that has much better photos of Leslie's house than my amateur photos.