A home renovation project by Taylor & Taylor design team – the house on a private island near Key West, Florida. Have a look at this stylish nautical home.
The very definition of a place to escape, this house on a private island near Key West is accessible only by a private launch with access from a private beach.
It’s a two-story Key West-style cottage with clapboard siding, gingerbread ornament, and mahogany trim. Taylor & Taylor’s design team was asked to renovate the existing house and make it brighter and more open.
The challenge was that the owners of the house got tired of “Key West Casual”. The end product was a certain Southern formality that is part Charleston and part Key West, without losing a sense of sophistication.
White Picket Fence at the Entrance
A picket fence marks the entrance to this white clapboard Key West beach house.
The foyer features a harlequin checkerboard marble floor. The mahogany marble top table is from France, circa 1830.
A stylish staircase in the front hall curves elegantly as it ascends to the second floor.
Eclectic Living Room Decor in the Colors of the Seaside
In the living room, the metal chairs with polished frames are vintage John Salterini. Chinese figurines stand on a black split-bamboo cocktail table. The Stark carpet melds elements of a fisherman-knit sweater with an Asian motif.
In the kitchen, cabinetry intended to emulate a breakfront china cabinet houses the refrigerator and pantry.
White cabinetry with antique hardware and marble countertops refresh the kitchen.
In the powder room, a richly toned wooden vanity from waterworks sits against a gray marble wall.
Sea Life Themed Decor in the Home Office
At the desk; embroidered vintage cotton depicting sea life helps a modern chair.
Matte white paint helps a sailfish to become a focal point on a wall covered in chocolate-colored grasscloth. The sconces wrier sourced at Urban Electric.
Stylish Master Bedroom and Bathroom
The master bedroom has shimmering gray silk walls – a theme completed by a William Switzer bamboo four-poster bed and brass-clad side tables with nail-head detailing.
A corner of the master bedroom features a vintage Cuban screen of woven banana leaves. The diamond-weave carpet is made from the leaf fibers of abaca.
The master bathroom picks up on the master bedroom’s overall color scheme. Fixtures by Waterworks.
Outdoor Porch Design
Comfortable seating and lanterns beckon visitors to admire the view into the sunset.
Star Island Design Project in Harmony with Nature – Have a Look