Nautically Inspired

PROFILE-The Interior Design Issue, February 2012

DESIGNER: Louise Hurlbutt | Hurlbutt Designs

Photography Trent Bell

This Space, This Way:

This summer house sits on the water, so the homeowner wanted it to have a nautical feel. Louise Hurlbutt used a classic navy and white color palette with pops of coral for some fun.

Signature Style:
“When a home has views of the water, I like to pull in the colors of the sky and ocean so the interior does not conflict with the exterior surroundings. With this open plan, from kitchen to dining room to living room, it is so important that there be great flow in the design and color.”

Trick of the Trade:

“Architectural features are important. This room’s coffered ceilings with dropped beams, stonework, and an old mantelpiece add to the good bones of the house.”

The Goods:

Custom faux painted bar stools with rush seat: at Hurlbutt Designs,
Hanging white opaline beehive pendants with nickel trim: Chameleon Fine Lighting,
Beachcomber shell chandelier over the kitchen table: Currey & Company,
Chair: Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams,
Antique spool chair & cherry table: at Hurlbutt Designs,
Stripe fabric on the spool chair: John Robshaw,
Drapes (fabric): Kravet,
Drapes (trim): Samuel & Sons,
Drapery hardware: Robert Allen Fabrics,
Brass anchor lamps: Sedgefield Lamps,, at Hurlbutt Designs,
Round mirrored sconces: Visual Comfort,, at Hurlbutt Designs,
Navy & white lamp: Ralph Lauren for Visual Comfort,, available at Hurlbutt Designs,
Painting: Henry Isaacs,, at Maine Art Gallery & Framing,

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