3/29/2014

Secret Cove


How mysterious- Secret Cove. This Secret Cove is hiding in Sugar Hill, Georgia, and has been since 1987.  It sounds like a Nancy Drew title, doesn't it- The Secret Cove of Sugar Hill?

It's no secret that you'll like this house, starting with its shelf-lined living room.


Get out your white paint, we're taking inspiration from designer Holly Mathis, who I think grows more popular and even more talented on a daily basis. Read her blog- you can't help but be impressed.


Here's a little something for the window wall to make this house live up to its name.


A secret door! Ok, I know that's hardly the average DIY project, but I couldn't resist. (If you want to see an actual secret door like this, Betsy Speert showed one recently.) Don't you like the way the light shows through the carvings on the bench? Makes it look more light-hearted than ornate.

Here's the other side of the room:


I like that this a true living room library. Gives a purpose to what might otherwise be an underused space.  Here is what Elle Decor has for this side.


We'll be carrying that russet color from this chair and Holly's and from the secret door drapes through the house, starting with the dining room.


Some unfortunately uncredited russet color coming up!


Aren't those chairs awesome? I know, there I go with my chair thing again. How about a light fixture thing, because I want it to be this one, which goes with the chairs:


It's the Alita Champagne Drum Pendant from Uttermost, although I've seen it from other sources. I've liked this light ever since Sarah Richardson used it for a home office on Sarah's House 1

Does Mom like that russet color as well? I hope so, because this house has a in-law suite just for her.



This was designed by Myra Hoefer, and is pretty enough for Mom, while neutral enough for guests. 

Well, the secret's out. This is a great house. I feel that way about all the houses I feature, though. Stay tuned for another great one, inspired by touches of French Country.
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