The exterior of the idea house.
Richard Bickel

A Family Cottage

The Idea House exterior evokes Old Florida beach cottages with its metal roof and wood siding. Deep porches provide needed shade from the summer sun and serve as a family gathering space.

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Architect: John Kirk, AIA Partner, Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Community: WindMark Beach, Fla.


A orange sectional sofa in a living room.
Antoine Bootz

Living Large

Beach house style just got a lot more interesting. "Don't be afraid of color," says designer E. Dale Trice. He proves his fearlessness in the living room with a vivid sectional sofa, curtains the color of a Gulf sunset, and accents of ocean blue.

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Design: E. Dale Trice, Design Services of Florida


A long narrow mahogany table.
Antoine Bootz

Dining Delight

A long, narrow table against the wall of windows serves as a library table when not in use for dining. The mahogany trestle table base supports a wrapped aluminum top. Water hyacinth chairs are an economical alternative to wooden chairs and pick up the black tones of the room's picture frames.

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Dining Chairs: Design on the Gulf
Dining Table: Bradley Hughes
Lamp and Containers: Design on the Gulf
Blinds: Shutter Sense


A childs room with small pink couch.
Antoine Bootz

Built to Scale

A sweet but not-too-frilly design makes the girl's bedroom a welcome haven. With its petite upholstered furniture, this space is the perfect place for a little girl to call her own. A papier-mâché ice-cream cone adds a note of whimsy.

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Furniture: Fifi and Company
1-800-308-9343
Papier-Mâché Ice-Cream Cone: The Studio Gallery
Bookcases and Toys: Nottingham Antiques
Blinds: Shutter Sense
Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams (Relaxed Khaki SW6149, Wool Skein SW6148)
Rug: Design on the Gulf


A purple bedroom with flower print curtains.
Antoine Bootz

Retro Fits

A 1940s-inspired barkcloth influenced the rich design of the master suite, with its aubergine walls, metal bed frame, and striped chair fabric.

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Paint Color: Benjamin Moore (Kalamata AF-630)
Bed: Old Biscayne Designs
Bedding and Curtain Fabric: Full Swing Textiles
Jellyfish Prints: Natural Curiosities


A bedroom with pink walls and framed botanical prints.
Antoine Bootz

Shell Seekers

A shell pink wall color welcomes guests to the crisp, colorful guest room. A set of circular framed botanical prints makes a striking statement on the walls.

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Bedding: Shabby Slips
Headboard: Precedent Furniture
Side Tables: Bradley Hughes
Lamps: Design on the Gulf
Artwork: Natural Curiosities
Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams (Lei Flower SW6613)
Blinds: Shutter Sense
Curtains: Drape 98
Curtain Fabric: Stout


A daybed porch swing with brightly colored fabric.
Antoine Bootz

Nap Time

A daybed swing, suspended by heavy rope and boat cleats, proves to be an irresistible location for an afternoon siesta on the front porch. Retro barkcloth covers the daybed cushion.

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Swing: Design Services of Florida
Fabric: Full Swing Textiles


A teak couch on a wrap around porch.
Antoine Bootz

On the Porch

Teak furniture from Frontgate forms an appealing seating area in the breezeway. Curtains hung around the perimeter of the area billow in the gentle wind.

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Furniture and Cushions: Frontgate
Curtains: Drape 98


A green wrought iron bed.
Antoine Bootz

Sleeping Beauty

A lavishly dressed bed centers the carriage house bedroom. Green accents against an ethereal pale blue wall have heightened intensity.

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Iron Bed: Old Biscayne Designs
Coverlet: Shabby Slips
White Cable-knit Pillow: Design on the Gulf
Side Chest: Nottingham Antiques
Lamps: Design on the Gulf


A small kitchenette in the carriage house.
Antoine Bootz

Good Morning

The carriage house guest suite features a chic, tiny kitchenette outfitted with the essentials: a fridge and a collection of stoneware and glasses for serve-yourself snacks.

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Stoneware: Atticus
Glassware: Juliska
Glass Seltzer Bottles: BoBo Intriguing Objects
Large Glass Fish: Design on the Gulf
Tile: Renaissance Tile & Bath


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