Being an empty nester can be more exciting than you ever imagined and when it comes to choosing a new place to live, you really don’t need to compromise on style and comfort just because you’re downsizing. There’s so many exciting things about living in a smaller home. Some of which include less cleaning, less clutter and a chance to start new and fresh! Imagine reinventing your interiors, changing the decor and buying furniture that are not only better looking but also more comfortable!
Designed by Echelon Interiors, this empty nester cape cod cottage was designed for retirees and vacationing homeowners. The house was designed to have a bright and fun coastal feel by featuring a vibrant orange with blue color palette throughout.
This post has a complete list for the ultimate happy empty nester! It’s full of interior ideas, decor, furniture sources, paint colors and I am even sharing the floor plan in this post! Being an empty nester has never been so fun!
Can you tell that a happy empty nester lives here? Take a look at this stunning Cape Cod cottage! Dreamy, isn’t it?
What a curb-appeal! I love the colorful landscaping, the manageable-sized front porch and the window box.
As soon you enter the house you will find a happy and vibrant home office to the right. Glass French doors add some privacy. Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 6523 Denim.
I am also loving these colorful wicker chairs! Aren’t they fun?
Cabinets: Wellbourne Maple – Henlow Door Style in Dove finish.
The entrance sets the tone with its brightly colored orange turtle wallpaper!
Foyer Wallpaper above Chair Rail: Thibaut Turtle Bay T5769 Orange.
Cabinet & Mirror: Tradewinds Furniture.
The foyer opens to a well-designed kitchen with prep-island and peninsula.
Kitchen Cabinet Details: Welbourne Maple – Seville Door Style in Dove Slate finish.
Barstools: Bassett Furniture.
Blue Glass Backsplash Tile: Shaw -Wave – 3×6 in Twilight Blue.
Quartz Countertop: Snow White Quartz.
Wood Flooring: Shaw Dakota in random width.
The laundry room and mudroom are located to the left.
Wall paint color is Sherwin Williams SW7662 Evening Shadow. Notice a hallway to the right leading to the master bedroom.
Dining Table & Dining Chairs: Bassett Furniture.
Chandelier: Currey and Company.
Draperies: Custom made by Lafayette Fashions.
The main floor features high sloped ceilings which make the interiors feel larger than they actually are.
Cabinets: Welbourne Maple – Seville Door style in Glacier Pewter finish.
End Table: Universal Furniture.
Area Rug: Company C.
Cconsole/Desk & Chair: Jeffan.
Sofa and Chairs: Robin Bruce.
Cocktail Table: Universal Furniture.
Orange Credenza: Furniture Classics.
A staircase leads to a cozy upper landing and guest bedrooms.
The loft area is the perfect place to watch tv and relax for for a few hours. Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW7662 Evening Shadow.
Carpet Flooring: Shaw Abbey Road – Cold Water 510.
Armoire: Universal Furniture.
Area Rug: Surya.
Sectional Sofa: Bassett.
Cocktail Table, End Tables, Sofa Table and Ottomans: Jeffan.
The blue paint color is Sherwin Williams SW6240 Windy Blue.
Twin Beds: Bassett Furniture.
Nightstand: Hooker Furniture.
Paint color is Sherwin Williams Inventive Orange.
The laundry room is located close to the kitchen, on the main floor.
Blushing Coral Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW6618 Cosmetic Peach.
Dresser: Niles 3 Drawer Floral Chest by Stein World by Universal Furniture – $570.
Headboard: Jeffan International.
This bedroom is located on the main floor.
Located on the main floor, this blue and white master bedroom feels peaceful and luxurious.
Chairs: Robin Bruce.
Drapery Panels: Creative Threads.
Bed & Dresser: Universal Furniture.
Nightstands, Mirror: Hooker Furniture.
Round end table: Tradewinds.
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW6521 Notable Hue.
Soothing Blue Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW 6520 Honest Blue.
Countertop: Granite -Burlywood.
Tile on Walls: Shaw Florentine 10×14 Argento with Kinetic Khaki listello.
Floor Tile: same as above in 12×12.
Ccabinets: Welbourne Maple – Madison Door in Shadow Charcoal finish.
Main paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 6386 Napery.
Bar Cabinets: Wellbourne Maple – Harbor Door in Oatmeal Charcoal finish.
Countertops: Black Pearl Granite.
Barstools: Four Hands.
Tangerine Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW 6633 Inventive Orange.
Chairs & Ottoman: Bassett.
You don’t need to have a big backyard to have enough space to entertain. This patio features an outdoor living area and an outdoor dining area.
Patio Furniture: Panama Jack & Braxton Culler.
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I love this floorplan! Perfect for where we are at in life!