Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design

Gulf Coast Vacation Home

This is a completely renovated home that was designed for the casual beach lifestyle of the client. The open floor plan and expansive use of French doors allow breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Our task was to bring color and comfort into the furnishings without imposing on those Gulf views.

Custom lighting was fabricated for the Gulf-side of the house to accommodate the environmental restrictions due to mother turtles nesting on the beach. Not only do these fixtures provide adequate light for evenings of entertaining on the loggia and veranda, they are also attractive and do not disturb the nests just yards from the house.

The use of playful colors in the furnishings and finishes reflect a “vacation” atmosphere year round.

Winner of 6 Detroit Home Design Awards including:  Best Vacation Home Outside Michigan, Large Remodel, Powder Room, Interior Use of Tile, Interior/Exterior Lighting Installation and Kitchen (over 500 sf)!

Mark Johnson, Architect; Pleasant Ridge, MI.
Today’s Builders, Builder; Sarasota, FL

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