Vacation Home Trends

Welcoming Front Porch with Blue Shutters, Mary McWilliams, Designer, Tim Adams, Architect
Welcoming Front Porch with Blue Shutters, Mary McWilliams, Designer, Tim Adams, Architect

When it comes to decorating your vacation home it is critical to give thought to the emotional feel you desire to create and not aesthetic appeal only. The word vacation itself implies getting away, vacating your normal environment in order to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing experience.

Cozy Porch Open on Three Sides, Mary McWilliams
Cozy Porch Open on Three Sides, Mary McWilliams
Light-filled Living Room with White Linen Upholstery, Mary McWilliams
Light-filled Living Room with White Linen Upholstery, Mary McWilliams

This home away from home should be designed with these goals in mind and is achievable with a well thought out plan. A great design will include an open floor plan that showcases ease of interior and exterior movement, an abundance of natural light and a central gathering space for eating and entertaining.

Kitchen with Thassos Marble Tile on Range Wall Embraces Social Activity, Mary McWilliams
Kitchen with Thassos Marble Tile on Range Wall Embraces Social Activity, Mary McWilliams

The kitchen design should include multiple task stations that make it easy for family and friends to prepare meals and snacks. Personalizing your kitchen appliances is done by placing refrigeration drawers, dishwashers, microwaves and even coffee and charging stations in separate locations within the kitchen to manage needs comfortably.

Outdoor Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Dining
Outdoor Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Dining

Outdoor kitchens for vacation homes are being designed fully equipped for storing, prepping, grilling and enjoying a meal without relying on your interior kitchen.

Bunk Room with One Full-sized Bed, Five Twins, Mary McWilliams
Bunk Room with One Full-sized Bed, Five Twins, Mary McWilliams
Home Office with Upholstered Walls, Mary McWilliams
Home Office with Upholstered Walls, Mary McWilliams

Color themes also impact the emotional feel of your vacation home by inviting relaxation, fun and spontaneity. This is achievable by taking your cues from nature. The colors of your surroundings can be brought into your home, placed on the walls, in the fabric, flooring, furnishings and accessories.

Outdoor Shower Tucked Under the Stairway, Mary McWilliams
Outdoor Shower Tucked Under the Stairway, Mary McWilliams

If your vacation home is coastal outdoor showers are a must and some are designed with access to the home. Bathrooms should provide ease of use for multi-generational users and designed with aging in mind.

Bunk Bathroom with Trough Sink by Kohler, Mary McWilliams
Bunk Bathroom with Trough Sink by Kohler, Mary McWilliams
Master Bath with Soaking Tub by Waterworks, Mary McWilliams
Master Bath with Soaking Tub by Waterworks, Mary McWilliams

Enjoy creating your perfect get-a-way!

Please visit Traditional Home to view this elegant family vacation home.

Architect: Tim Adams

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