Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Design Crush: Kim Coleman

I recently found the work of Kim Coleman by reading the NY TIMES and no it wasn’t in the Home and Garden (even though it should have been), but in the Style section under weddings! One of my favorite things to do on Sunday is read about all the recent couples that tied the knot and see what they do for a living. In doing this I saw that Mrs. Coleman’s son recently wed in Palm Beach.

Mrs. Coleman started her career in 1981 and was a founding partner at Design House Interiors. She then moved on to working at Sotheby’s Auction house and most recently has her own firm that has offices in New York and Palm Beach.

I'm happy to hear that she is nearby neighbor and that some of her work includes homes from out on the island.

One of my favorite examples of her work has to be this South Hampton residence:

Nice view as you are pulling up to your driveway:


Then you get to enter this amazing living room in cool tones of blues and cream. I love the mix of Swedish design elements and beach cottage style which just comes off as plain elegant yet comfy.


Below is a close-up shot. Don’t you just love the Greek key trim on the sofa! Oh and that rug!



Then we move on to the sitting room, which has amazing an amazing map of the island:


Moving on  below is my favorite bedroom in which I would request to sleep in if I was ever a house guest. I love that pop of blue that boxes the room. I once designed a room around that blue shade. It was heavenly. I loved the energy I got from being in that room, but now I love just the little pop of it.


Now we can slowly make our way outdoors and enjoy the view from the sunroom:


Of course no Hampton’s home would be complete with a spacious pool and outdoor area. I love everything including the landscaping and would totally love a peek into that pool house!


I hope you enjoyed the tour. I found a new crush and someone I’ll be following from now on.



Blogger Blair said...

Oh, so beautiful! Lovely tour. That backyard is fabulous and love those beautiful posp of blue in the bedroom!

April 22, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger pve design said...

Growing up we always had "Coleman" lunch boxes and thermos's too - and they were bright, classic with a twist which reminds me of Kim Coleman. I adore that porch and the use of color. Great site, easy to navigate.

April 22, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Um...yes, please!

April 22, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Oh my goodness so beautiful!!! so fresh & so clean clean!! ;)

April 22, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Wow Wow Wow, very pretty work!

April 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I could pitch a tent in that living room it is so huge- very beautiful!

April 22, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

so lovely!

April 22, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Oh my gosh. Great house.

April 22, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

wow the teal and black in that bedroom is striking!

April 22, 2009 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

I would never want to leave. Great shots.

April 22, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger KJZW said...

I saw the room with the map and sighed. I love all the shades of blue, and the idea of that map is genius.

April 22, 2009 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Maria Killam said...

That is stunning! I especially love the pops of turquoise in the guest room with the animal print!
Thanks for sharing that house with us!

April 22, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I love the idea of having a pop of color at the crown of the room as shown in the guest room. That is the perfect kind of solution for my color commitment issues!!

April 23, 2009 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Love Where You Live said...

What a lovely tour! I have a huge "crush" on porches, sunrooms and screened porches. Love the transitional space those offer! Nice post. I'll be back. -susan

April 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

How beautiful. I love that porch!

April 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

i love this house! reminds me of the hamptons house from somethings gotta give, no?

April 23, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love the stripe of turquoise in the guest room. Do you think something like this would look ok in a room with 8 foot ceilings or will it dwarf the height of the room?

April 24, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

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