During the construction phase, the owners of this Nantucket style carriage house tasked Sew Beautiful with the challenge of designing versatile, well-appointed and comfortable rooms.
Above the garage, is an inviting living area finished with wide moldings and clean straight lines. Serving as home office, gathering space and guest bedroom suite, it is complete with a small efficiency kitchen, full bath and sweeping views of the Severn River from the adjacent outdoor deck.
A nautical theme and natural elements bring together multipurpose design pieces. A blue and cream herringbone staircase runner leads visitors up to the living area that is anchored with a tone on tone patterned wool rug, bordered by a blue leather band.
Drapery panels with natural tape trim frame the expansive glass sliding doors, through which guests can move to the comfortable outdoor deck furniture, which is shaded from the hot afternoon sun by a retractable awning.
Most of the furnishings and artwork are locally sourced. A print, by Annapolis artist Nancy Hammond, sits above the desk in the great room which doubles as a table for entertaining. The sofa sourced through Be Home in Annapolis converts to a queen-size bed.
The re-upholstered chairs swivel to allow for views of the water and/or the television. All furniture pieces are covered in performance fabrics from Perennials and Thibaut.
The bedroom is large enough to fit a small dresser, side tables and king-size upholstered bed, draped in cozy, eye-catching bedding.
The dresser and side tables were locally sourced through Be Home and Park Home. The sailboat painting, a commissioned piece by local artist Kim Hovell, beautifully completes the room.
Plantation shutters offer privacy and light control for sleeping guests.
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