Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Summer Boathouse



                                                             Hello everyone,
       We had a beautiful sunny warm day here today so after doing some gardening and some painting, I decided to have some fun decorating our new boathouse that my husband and son built last fall. It still has some finishing touches to be done yet but this little nook is ready for summer! I love aqua and have been collecting  bits and pieces for awhile now ,since I knew the look I was going for .
                                       The exterior of the boathouse is on my right sidebar.  


                                           The aqua sail boat  is perfect for our little boathouse.





                          The hand crochet lace curtains were a thrift find  a few weeks ago.
    When I finish the rest of our little boathouse I will share it with you as well but for now I think I will relax and enjoy the view!


                                              Our Summer Boathouse                  

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday and Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday.

Thank you Lauriane for the wonderful review of my my new magazine Aiken House & Gardens available through Magcloud on the top right side of my blog if you are interested in previewing it.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

43 comments:

Susan said...

Love it, Carolyn. Love the turquoise, especially. What does the outside of the boathouse look like? Susan

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love your wonderful boathouse, it is just so wonderful and cozy and comfortable....adore the colors and your style is so perfect...would love to know about the fireplace screen in one of your posts, it was white and I sooo loved it...could you tell me if you painted that and was it white satin, flat or what kind of paint and color, I so love it and want to do mine...thanks for sharing...

Anne said...

What a beautiful color Carolyn! So calm and serene! I would never want to leave!
xx
Anne

One Shabby Old House said...

What a special place your little boathouse is! I love the colors and all your special touches. It's wonderful! I am sure that it will be enjoyed over and over again!
Tell your husband and your son they did a very nice job! Have fun decorating! What a great team you all are.

Carolyn said...

Hi Phyllis,
I did paint the fireplace screen with a pearl finish(slight sheen) creamy white Ralph Lauren Victoriana- the same as the bricks.

Thank you for your kind words!
Carolyn

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it all, Carolyn. The aqua colors are so soothing and tranquil. We have a little guest house at our home on a lake. I'm wondering where you found that cute pillow with the starfish...it's simple and just perfect for my little "house"!

XO,
Jane

Carolyn said...

Hi Jane,
It was a thrift shop find-perfect for a lake house or boathouse but alas only one!

Carolyn

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Perfect!! It screams long summer days.. lazy summer days.
Hugs, Gee

Lavender Cottage said...

Another place for you to play in and decorate. The men did a nice job and you've found some pretty aqua accents.
The visiting tourists are going to want to know if they can start sleeping over. :-)
Judith

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I think you have yourself a big winner there, Carolyn!

Love your softly nautical theme, it's gorgeous and I anxiously await more!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful view, i could just lie there and dream the day away.

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful nook you've created. Perfect for curling up with a good book.

Bernideen said...

It is late and my eyelids got heavy just looking at that dreamy bed.

I ordered my magazine today - can't wait to see your lovely publication.

Olga Retterath said...

Hello Carolyn,
what a nice place it is.
Most i like the curtains.They are wonderful.Who did this beautiful needlework?
Greetings
Olga from
*hansundgrete-shop.blogspot.com*

Nita Stacy said...

What a beautiful spot for a sumer nap! Really this is so lovely. I'd love it if you linked up at my weekly linky party...Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life.

Mycolourfullife said...

Veyr nice color carolyn......

Zwergenwelt said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your boathouse is such an amazing place, so romantic and maritim, the aqua colour is the best choice for creating the room, and i love it. Best wishes for so much romantik hours in the boathaouse, Cornelia

Dana said...

Thank you, Carolyn :)
And I love your boathouse so much, it's so cozy and lovely, so pretty colours :)

blessings,
dana :o)

Kathy Moreland said...

Carolyn,
This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the soft aqua! Total perfection!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I could live in your boathouse! It is so pretty and the color is perfect...my favorite color. Beautiful!

Hélène Glehen said...

Another wonderful project. The aqua color is perfect for a river or lake retreat, a place to stay in summer and dream and enjoy the passing of time.

Anna di lorenzo said...

E' una casa davvero adorabile e romantica; molto belle le foto

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just dreamy!

Beth said...

The boathouse is beautiful, Carolyn! It's decorated beautifully and the structure is gorgeous as well. Your hubby and son are talented builders, and you are an amazing stylist!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my goodness! I love this sweet little boathouse! It is so pretty with my favourite colours of aqua and all the seaside additions in the decor. I love the bed and the view must be wonderful. What a place to read and nap! Can't wait to see the rest of it. Pamela

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Carolyn, Turquoise is such a restful colour, do you know I can just see myself lying on the bed enjoying a good book.
Oops sorry, I have just noticed that is what Pamela said.... well you are obviously creating a restful sanctuary.
Best wishes
Daphne

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

You do not only have a great eye for gardening, but for decorating as well. Your boathouse looks just beautiful! You could start a B&B with all those houses in your garden :-)

Happy day!

Madelief x

Solstrålå said...

Love it!!!!♥
Have a realy nice weekend!

Alessandra said...

Your boathouse is really beautiful and very soothing.
Kisses
Alessandra

Millie said...

I think I would want to spend a lot of time in this wonderful spot! ...especially since aqua is one of my favorite colors. The little sailboat is so suitable. Good use of those aqua bottles too!

Unn said...

Fantastic blog, I love to follow your garden and interiors!

janice15 said...

The boat house Carolyn is lovely, the turquoise and white it just right.. I had purchased a duvet cover a while ago with the turquoise and pink hydrangeas and I love it.. I can't wait to see the rest very beautiful Happy Weekend with love Janice

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Oh my, your boat house is absolutely darling. What an incredible place to have! I just found your blog through My Romantic Home and I am your newest follower. Please stop by my blog sometimes at http://homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.com/ I just did a post on a house tour of a home I built a few years back in Birmingham, AL. Would love to have you visit.
Thanks, Patty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your boathouse is adorable, Carolyn. My favourite colour is aqua. When we first bought our home I had the main living area, kitchen, dining, and living room, decorated in aqua. There are just touches of it now and I'm thinking of bringing it back into the living room again. I find it to be a very serene shade. I think our Summer has finally arrived! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Art and Sand said...

You should not have shown me your boathouse. It makes me want to sneak in and hang out. I'll be quiet as a mouse and just sip lemonade and read. You won't even know I'm there.

Pearl Maple said...

your boat house is a delightful setting to sit and enjoy the afternooon

Nita Stacy said...

I featured your boat house today at Mod Mix Monday!

onlinephduk said...

Can I just live in your boat house? It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I think the mini sail boat is a charming touch and gives the room more personality. All the colors remind me of the ocean.

Split-Site PhD

beachcomber said...

absolutely gorgeous! love your blog.. following.
x

Olive said...

You do a boathouse right. That is a pretty aqua.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh my goodness, how charming. How fun to have a boat house. Your decorating is beautiful. I loved the color and those pretty curtains, so gorgeous.

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your sweet little boat house and have featured it on Friday Finds today. Thanks, and enjoy your weekend!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! It took my breath away. I had to pin a few photos while I was here. :)