Designer Andrew Howard created this bayside Florida retreat for a retired couple who wanted a comfortable and inviting getaway where they could relax with their children and grandkids.
With no formal dining room, Howard wanted to create a happy, colorful dining area so the family wasn't huddled around the kitchen island for every meal. The blue chairs are in an outdoor fabric, perfect for withstanding run-ins with the owners dogs and grandchildren alike.
Dining chairs, Hickory Chair; Dining chair fabric, Perennials; Table, Tritter Feefer; Curtains, John Robshaw; Light fixture, Vaughan; Art, Stephen Floyd Design; Console, Palecek.
"This is a very conversation-friendly kitchen," Howard says. "You can be cooking on the range and easily talk to someone sitting at the island." The faux-leather stools are perfect for resisting spills.
Light fixture, Ann Morris; Stools, Blu Dot; Wall paint, Benjamin Moore; Backsplash, Mosaic House.
"I think a master bedroom should be restful first and foremost, not a place full of wild colors and patterns," Howard says. The subtle crosshatch pattern on the wallpaper is stylish without sacrificing serenity.
Wallpaper, Stephen Floyd Design; Bed, Tritter Feefer; Bench, Lee Industries; Bench upholstery, Schumacher; Bedding, The Linen Ladies.
The homeowners have five adult children and three grandchildren, so Howard endeavored to make the bedrooms gender neutral and welcoming to all.
Headboard fabric, Lisa Fine Textiles; Wall paint, Benjamin Moore; Bench, Lee Industries; Lamp, Currey & Company; Curtains, Ferrick Mason; Nightstand, Palm Beach Regency; Rug; Fibreworks.
For this larger, light-filled guest room, Howard chose a soft blue hue for the walls and a fun graphic fabric for the bed.
Wall paint, Benjamin Moore; Bed upholstery, Rebecca Atwood; Bedding, The Linen Ladies; Curtains, John Robshaw.
"I love taking an unexpected color from a wallpaper and using it for the trim," Howard says. "This Katie Ridder wallpaper has always been a favorite of mine and it really is perfect in a powder room."
Wallpaper, Katie Ridder; Trim paint, Benjamin Moore; Mirror, Serena and Lily; Sconce, Coleen & Company.
"I feel like one bedroom in every house needs to have wallpaper!" Howard says. "This climbing pattern was perfect for the tall ceilings."
Wallpaper, Clay McLaurin Studio; Bed upholstery, Anna Spiro Textiles; Bedding, Matouk; Bench, Bunny Williams Home; Curtains, Claremont; Lamp, Palm Beach Regency; Rug, Fibreworks.
Howard wanted to add texture to the master bathroom's high walls, so he chose a small-scale wallpaper that would pop against the neutral floor.
Wallpaper, Quadrille; Light fixture, Vaughan.
Howard says that large drawers are key in a good vanity.
Wallpaper, Quadrille; Light fixtures, Visual Comfort.