Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So…It is a relaxed place…

Furniture stripped down to the most basic. Raw eucalyptus wood sofa…Bamboo blinds…a whale bone as art…

The kitchen …so fundamental that even the propane tanks

fit in.

Cement counters showing their use

not shy.

The pot rack with rope.

why not?

One of two perfunctory bedrooms

No frills.

…But the marine blue cotton and wet sand colored walls

mirror the view…just steps away.

Solitaire and a thermos of coffee.

Life is good.

Contemplate the simplicity.

yes.

Photos: Cote Maison/ Uruguay

47 comments:

Frugal Fine Living said...

What a fabulous place! It's simple and relaxed, letting the view take center stage.

Jane

Laura Trevey said...

I'll take the solitaire and thermos of coffee please!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yes, please.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Love those cement counter tops! They are what I have wanted for a long time, but they are not cheap. I thought about trying it myself, but I have a feeling I'd have a mountain and valley sculpture when I finished. I love the simplicity of this place - peaceful and calming.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

I love simplicity! If I had that view every morning, could ask for nothing more! Right now I'll have to be content inland. Love it! Luanne

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love this. What is the main focal point is the nature this house is surrounded by. I love that the rest is soft spoken, weathered, raw. Lovely.

La Maison Fou said...

Love this, the raw bleached old wood, the rope cooking rack, the blue....
AAAhhhh...
L

Melissa said...

I love the whale bone. That's my kind of decorative accessory!

Maya said...
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Maya said...

I'm a big fan of simplicity..., the whale bone on the coffee table, I'm not so sure.

Maya said...

I'm a big fan of simplicity..., the whale bone on the coffee table, I'm not so sure.

Nancy B said...

I discovered your wonderful Blog a couple of months ago.
Every visit is such a Treasure!!

~Bry~ said...

Yes Please, How can I get one! Beautiful!

simpledaisy said...

Love it~
I have always wanted cement countertops. I think they are simple and yet a little on the modern side!

Teacup Mosaics said...

I could love there forever!

Stephanie Clayton said...

i love that wall color, the white-washed wood; so pretty and simple.

and the propane tanks....a familiar sight indeed! i wish i could hide our 100 lb bright blue tank just outside our front door. i like how these homeowners have stored theirs- although not hidden, somehow it works ok with the decor.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Wow! I'm in awe. This was sooo pleasing. But, I am learning that there is something MOST soothing about pure simplicity in decor and in our lives.
LOVE this post!!!!

Deb said...

LOVE it! It is perfect in it's simplicity. Thanks for sharing.

Blog Author(s) said...

These people were smart. They created a getaway place to get away too and enjoy, not a getaway place where one would be constantly cleaning & maintaining it. That's the secret of divine second home living,--ease.

Zelda said...

3 words .... MY DREAM HOUSE .

anita said...

proof in the pudding that simple does promote a peaceful state of mind..there is no agenda here other
than relax. i love how the color of ocean pops up subtly..

alot of good ideas here..

for the love of a house said...

wow, that really does make you contemplate simplicity doesn't it? in reality, not much is needed is it?!
then why do I have all this stuff?!!!

Deborah said...

Oh my. Wouldn't it be completely freeing to be that essential! **big sigh**

Florida Sue said...

Life IS good. Thank you so much Linda.

Sue

Shar said...

I have too much "stuff". This simplicity is a goal worth shooting for. Thanks for reminding us! So serene...Sigh!

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh to be there!
I bet I would write a best selling novel...
or attain a deeper insight into meaning and spirtuality....
reinvent my life, focusing on the basic essence and truly beautiful (simplistic) things....
or, at the very least, I would sleep
one
whole
night
without interruption.
siggghh..........

Karen Deborah said...

yeah so when can we go? I love your style. the only thing missing was a picture of the dreamboat guy that should be hanging out in a place like that cooking great steaks, in shorts.

Ginny Piech Street said...

I'm there right now. Or I will be . . . in a week . . .

Rupert Alistair said...

WOW! This place is ultra-cool. Can I be your houseboy?

Rupert

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

You're such a tease...

Stephanie said...

you know how to pick 'em...it just melts into its surroundings!

Eloise said...

Your blog reminds me of those old, "Calgon, take me away" commercials. This is one of your posts that I just want to climb right in to! Absolutely heavenly. How someone made pots hanging from a rope shelf and exposed propane tanks under concrete counters look elegant is beyond me...

Bravo, Linda!

Jen Kershner said...

I think I would need is a pillow and that view!

Maria Killam said...

Wow I love that place! So great the last photo as well!!

MBM said...

I LOVE IT!! This would be so wonderful. It is so simple yet seems so modern which is usually not my thing. I would move in ASAP!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Sign me up!!

Üdo Ümami said...

What a grand idea to put the dish rack on the wall like that!! XoxoX <3Üdo

PamperingBeki said...

Beautiful!! I'm dying for cement countertops. I want them so bad.

Lauren said...

ok that's prefect for a beach vacation.

Renae said...

I love this....can we go NOW? The decor is outstanding simplicity...perfection.
Blessings...

Tamara Jansen said...

where do you find these places? I'm not sure I could strip down to that much simplicity.....I'm a little bit of a Diva :)

Renee Finberg said...

super funky.
i love it.
xx

katiedid said...

OK....I am saving this as my beach house inspiration when we get to build one (still in my dreams, but you just never know!!)

Thanks for the photos Linda!!

Brenda said...

With a view like that, what else would one need???
Brenda

tincupchalice said...

Oh my Lord ... I so want to go there!

Boracay hotel said...

This is the perfect place where I want to have my vacation. It looks very peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful!!!

Ana said...

"Solitaire and a thermos of coffee."

-> This is "mate" (chimarrão), typical drink of the southern plains.

I loved your blog! Congratulations!
I took some photos for Roccana!

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