Sunday, February 28, 2010

Coastal New England Ocean Oasis

One of my favorite parts of writing Willow Decor is getting to know the many other talented designers, architects, artists and residential photographers that make these beautiful spaces come alive. Meeting photographer Jamie Salomon was one of these special connections. Whether you are aware of it or not, you most likely have already seen his work. It has been featured in many magazines including, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, New England Home and several others.
He shared with me this wonderful cottage renovation on the New England coast. As you can see the home is located out on a peninsula. At high tide it becomes an ocean oasis. Though small, it is filled with everything you need to relax. The main room above features a kitchen nook and desk area.
Decorated in soothing whites and grays it is impossible not feel your tension rush away with tide. The cottage is sparsely decorated; intentional so you take in the spectacular ocean views. Here is the couch area from a different angle. I love the whitewashed walls which remind me of sun -bleached driftwood.
Opposite the seating area is a ladder to the loft above and a daybed tucked below. As you can imagine the views from every direction are breathtaking.
Here is a close up of the daybed overflowing with soft pillows. The wonderful sconces provide just the right light for curling up with a good book. With this view I am quite sure I would never leave - it gives a whole new meaning to word "bed-rest"!
Except of course to sit out on the deck and cast my line - Perhaps fish for dinner??
Have a wonderful relaxing weekend!
To see more of Jamie Salomon's work click here.
(photos J. Salomon Photography - not to be copied with out permission)
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  1. This is what I call easy living! I love the white-washed walls, too. So serene. And what a beauty shot that first one is. I wanna just be there!

  2. The ultimate beach cottage! Just beautiful and simple.

  3. That cottage is beautiful and what a treat to be able to visit it! The way it's furnished is perfect and that setting, wow!

    Kat :)

  4. Beautiful light, sea breezes and salt air. Is this in Maine per chance? The perfect place to while away the New England summer season.

  5. Really beautiful Gina. I bet it gets a tad chilly when the tide is in!


  6. Wanted to give you a heads up that you have been given a beautiful blogger award, by yours truly. Thanks for inspiring us!

  7. What a dreamy and romantic place! Just the site to behold after our snowladen day!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. New England will always be close to my heart--got married and had our first child there. Images like these make me want to come back.

  9. This strikes me as quintessential New England beach house! I wonder if it is in Maine?

  10. This is my ideal of a beach house! I hate all the blue and white stuff that most do. Thanks for sharing, it is lovely.

  11. This is so incredible! The location, the all white decor makes this the perfect beach house.

  12. What a beautiful home. That looks like a place that you can truly feel at ease. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Looks so relaxing, comfortable, and just to be by the water is soothing as well.


  14. Hi,

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! Thanks for introducing your readers to Jamie Salomon :)!!

    Beautiful pictures! ... so serene, peaceful and cozy ...

    Have a great weekend!


  15. OH!

    I WILL have a relaxing weekend now...thanks to your luscious get-a-way!

    many thanks...many MANY thanks!

  16. so pretty, calming and cozy... just love this and i love your blog...

  17. this really makes me want to pack it up and move up to maine.

    i love it there...
    and my mom is there too.

  18. Now I've fixed "Willow Decor" on my blog. Your pictures are so beautiful and gives a lot of inspirationes. The same chairs (blue and red) you show I have buy and like them.

    Greetings out of the summer from Uruguay



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