An outline canny couple surveyed their unobtrusive island getaway and, without deciding on any additional square footage, figured out how to cut out a lot of breathing room.
Because there’s no central heat, the Brewers added a granite fireplace in the office/living room for a handsome source of warmth. Around the hearth, reclaimed barnwood serves as the perfect spot for a flamingo painting on unstretched canvas, hung in homage to Southwest Harbor’s annual Flamingo Festival. A white Bertoia chair adds a sleek, space-saving element to the desk setup.
You have heared the example “make the most of what you have,” the designer converted a storage unit already on the property into the ultimate he/she-shed. Now attached to the main house, the cozy quarters accommodate a queen-size bed and headboard.
flanked by custom floating bedside tables.
Petite lamps and a homemade single-bulb pendant provide ample light without bulk, and a custom lumbar pillow made from Indian textiles makes the room feel a bit large and wider. Wood beams to draw the eye up. This handsome duo was crafted using leftover pine from the floors.
Built-in bunk beds in the little girls’ shared room strengthen the home’s understated natural vibe. The simple, streamlined bunks and ladder/Stool, for example, adjust the recovered driftwood railing and dresser made from old barnwood. A citrine dhurrie provides a sunny pop of color on even the cloudiest of days. The girls take an active role when it comes to decor.
Guest Room is small just 10 feet wide, but what it lacks in square footage it more than makes up for in views. It overlooks the scenic backyard filled with birch and spruce trees.
Positioned just off the living room, this addition provides an extra 250 square feet of communal space. We just open the French doors, and it feels like we’ve got another room, A white-washed daybed is the perfect napping spot, and a 36-inch-wide bench (an Etsy find) makes for a sleek alternative to a coffee table.