>> September 19, 2012
Hi friends. Sorry for my silence the past few days. I had a few vacation days I had to burn, so I took it as an opportunity to get outta dodge and take a quick hiatus from blogging. Sometimes unplugging is good for the soul, and I needed some good unplugging.
My mom does medical contracting work, and is currently assigned to a project based out of Connecticut. When her schedule allows, we get to see her in the Boston area on the weekends. But she just started renting a house in CT for the remainder of the project - and it just so happens to be right on the water overlooking Long Island Sound. I figured it was a good excuse to steal the munchkin for a few days and head down for a visit.
Although the place is technically a "beach house" it's a far cry from the beach house I imagined. This place is more "industrial chic" than "cottage casual". I found I liked the decor a lot more than I initially thought. The minimalism (something we are not great at around our place), suited me well for a weekend away. "Stuff" didn't distract me from relaxing and taking advantage of the view.
Take a look...
I loved this fireplace surround!
And they had a few found objects, which gave the place a light, but "lived in" feel.
The whole kitchen was from Ikea. It was great to see the cabinets in a real house, away from the abuse of the showroom floor. They are really nice in person!
I loved how the pots and pans hung suspended from a metal bar.
The walls were covered in plywood, simply stained a cement gray tone.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw a sneak peak of where I've been staying. I love this photo of Caroline, it might be one of my most favorites, ever.
Regardless of your preferences for cottage decor, the view can't be beat.
The cottage was built on stilts, right over the water, and during high tide, the water crashes right under the house. It's the best sleep machine I've ever had.
Each day, I would wake up and Caroline and Nana would go for a walk, while I sipped my morning tea out on the deck. That seagull was sitting on the post each morning, waiting to greet me.
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