The last few weeks I have taken you on a tour of the exterior spaces and living areas of designer Brooke Steuart's beautiful Delaware beach house (to see the outdoor spaces click HERE and to see the living spaces click HERE). Now it's time to let you see where she and her family dream about their days in the surf and sun, by taking you to see her gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms. Once again I would like to thank Mike Busada, the talented owner of Mike B Photography, for the use of all of his wonderful photos!
Like the rest of Brooke's vacation home, the bedrooms are beautifully appointed with a bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure. As with everything Brooke touches, there is always an element of the unexpected found in her designs and her beach house bedrooms are no exception!
An animal print rug, vintage poster, and contemporary console table may not scream "beach" house to the average person, but Brooke has a knack for combining the things she loves to create warm and welcoming spaces. Black and white sailing prints hang in the hallway leading to the bedrooms, reminding visitors of the home's location, while tying in perfectly with the color scheme of the rug.
A romantic at heart, Brooke defies traditional beach house kitsch in this gorgeous guest room. The Victorian hand painted bed, pale blue walls, crystal bedside lamps, and silk skirted side table create a fairytale like atmosphere for daughters and guests alike.
Colorful bedding. lots of pillows, and a fluffy white duvet add luxury to the room without being too fussy.
Hand painted furnishings and fresh flowers add a feminine touch. And is there any better way to welcome your guests than with fresh flowers?!
If you thought Brooke was going to abandon her love of color in the bedrooms of her beach house, think again! When asked how she feels about using strong colors Brooke says, "Don't be afraid to use beautiful colors!" A belief that clearly shows in this gorgeous melon colored bedroom!
Colorful accent pillows and artwork play nicely off of the rich deep wood tones of the furniture and lends a sophisticated tropical feel to the room!
The guest bath is another room where Brooke let her creative color juices flow. The lime green walls, whimsical art glass light fixtures, and sleek glass enclosed shower get guests ready for a day of fun in the sun!
And because no home by the ocean would be complete without at least one beach inspired room, Brooke designed this colorful room with that in mind.
Casual white painted furniture, beachy accents, and crisp colorful striped bedding create the perfect seaside abode.
Beautiful glass lamps provide extra reading light as well as a fun punch of color!
If bold colors aren't your thing, how about a touch of the exotic?! Carved furniture, Asian accents, and touches of gold and red give this guest room a Balinese feel.
Guests will wonder if they've been transported to a far away land when they stay in this tranquil room!
"Make guests feel welcome by providing them with plush towels, fresh flowers, something to drink, and books or magazines in their room," suggests Brooke.
I've saved the best for last with the piece de resistance, the master bedroom suite!
Brooke's master bedroom is a sophisticated blend of masculine and feminine elements with luscious chocolate brown walls, mirrored nightstands, and luxurious bedding. Blue gray accents and nautical touches speak to the home's waterside location.
A fireplace adds to the romance of the space and provides warmth for those chilly early Spring and Fall evenings along the Delaware coast.
High end treatments continue in to the master bathroom, where a soothing color palette envelops you. Natural woven baskets provide extra storage under the sink area and add texture and interest.
Beautiful glass mosaic tile in shades of turquoise and seafoam green, sparkling fixtures, and natural materials create a spa like retreat in the oversized shower and provide the Steuarts with the perfect spot to begin and end each day!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing Brooke Steuart's beautiful beach house, and to see more of her lovely vacation home you can click HERE!
And to contact Brooke Steuart of Brooke Steuart Interiors click HERE to visit her website!
Now for the Giveaway!!!
Photo: Barbara Jacksier
And I have a special surprise for you, my bloggy friends! Brooke was not only kind enough to let us visit her gorgeous beach house, but she's also provided me with a signed copy of the fabulous book entitled Waterside Cottages by Barbara Jacksier with photography by Dan Mayers to give to one of you!!! Brooke's beach house was featured in this great book, and Waterside Cottages is even featured in the June issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!!! This book is a must have for all you beach design and decor lovers like me!
Thank you again to Brooke Steuart for sending me this wonderful book to give to one lucky reader and to Mike B for your great photos!
Here's how to enter for up to 3 chances to win Waterside Cottages by Barbara Jacksier!
1. Become a Follower of Low Tide High Style and leave a comment letting me know that you are a follower.
2. Leave me a separate comment letting me know which of Brooke's beautiful bedrooms you would want to spend a night in.
3. Blog, tweet, or facebook about this great giveaway and come back to leave me a separate comment for a 3rd chance to win!!
The giveaway will be open until Midnight PST, Monday, May the 3rd. So be sure to check back on Tuesday, May 4th to see if you're the lucky winner! Good luck!