Commemorating Coastal Living magazine’s 10th anniversary, the “Idea House at River Dunes” was a signature home in the community’s Harbor Village and the epitome of traditional, coastal style. Deep porches wrap the structure, creating a series of outdoor living spaces. Inside, wood walls, large windows and salvaged floors create a sense of quality and authenticity, as do architectural details such as a grand staircase, coffered ceilings and abundant built-ins. Three levels of living space are topped by a lantern, a reference to 19th century design, that offers views across the deep water harbor to the Pamlico Sound.
The beautiful interiors of this classic coastal home was done by Tammy Connor, ASID, and architecturally designed by Historical Concepts.
Classic Coastal Home
This is the 2007 Coastal Living Idea House located at River Dunes in Oriental, North Carolina. Tragically, the home was destroyed by fire in 2010, but its beauty and design still can inspire us.
The interiors of this home was a great example of classic and timeless coastal design.
Coastal Living Room
Beautiful and neutral, this living room invites you in!
All of the upholstered furniture in this photo is from Thomasville. Coffee table is byBrickmaker.
Coastal Dining Room
Paint Color: The walls, trim, and ceiling are painted ” Seaside Retreat Light Khaki (SR302) by Valspar”. The paint color have been custom-washed to various strengths.
Dining Chairs: On the long side of the table is the Mystical loveseat by Thomasville. On the short side, the chairs without arms are the Sarah side chairs, also by Thomasville.
Light fixture is the “Large Arch Top lantern in Bronze” by Circa Lighting.
This is one of my favorite coastal kitchen. A true classic!
Cabinet Paint Color: The custom paint color was provided by Plain & Fancy.
Walls: Seaside Retreat Light Khaki (SR302) by Valspar
Light fixture is by Circa Lighting.
Coastal Eating Nook
The eating nook feels more like a sunroom… I love every detail in this space.
Chandelier is by Bobo Intriguing Objects.
The ceiling height is approximately 12 feet.
I am sure you have seen this space before, didn’t you? This is yet another coastal classic!
The beds were custom made for the home. Room Dimensions: 14×14. Chest is from Thomasville and light fixture by Circa Lighting.
Bedding: Vintage wash linen bolsters in Greige by Matteo. Orange/Latte Starfish wool felt applique pillows by Hable Construction. Lattice overlay pillows by Dransfield & Ross.
Wall treatment is a fabric called “Ginger” by Robert Allen.
The sunroom is the perfect place to take a nap or day-dream!
Light fixture is a hanging lantern from Charleston Gas Light.
A place to celebrate summer!
Ceiling Paint Color: “Sparkling Sage by Valspar.” Patio furniture is by Beach Dwelling.
The exterior was not painted. The architects used pre-finished Hardiplank 7.25″ Lap Siding in Sailcloth by James Hardie. The roof is by “Metal Roofing Alliance”.
I was sad to know this home doesn’t exist anymore, but I felt I had to share it because it’s a place that can continue to inspire and teach us on how to create a neutral coastal home with beauty and personality.
Sources: Historical Concepts. Images by Jean Allsopp. Interior design by Tammy Connor, ASID.
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