coastal getaway design details

As promised, here are detail shots of the beautiful beach home we stayed in last week:
This was the entryway that lead to the downstairs living area and looked straight through to the ocean. I loved the herringbone travertine floor and the white risers on the stairs mixed with the wooden tread.
This was the hallway from our bedroom that led to the upstairs living area and second floor balcony. 
A sweet little coastal corner moment.
One of the four baths. This was ours and the details were perfection. The two ledges above the sink, the woodwork around the mirrors and walls, travertine subway tile, and this medicine cabinet all came together to make this small bathroom feel special.
And last but not least, my absolute favorite detail in this house was the use of clerestory windows above the door to every room in the house.
Such a fresh, but simple detail that allowed the light to really flow and made the space feel so bright and airy. It was a totally dreamy house, and we're hoping to make it back here next year!

coastal getaway

I've been a bit M.I.A. on blogging and social media lately because I was so burnt out on our home renovation that I didn't have the energy or motivation left to put anything towards it. I also found myself getting frustrated every time I logged on to social media and saw everyone's perfectly styled homes while our house was a complete mess. I needed a detox, and it was perfect timing that our annual family vacation was planned at the height of my burnout. I'm back and I feel refreshed and motivated to push on through our renovation. I even completed a pantry and closet makeover the day after we returned! I'll be sharing these later this week, but for now I wanted to share some photos of the sweet little house we got to call home during the past week:
This ocean view could be seen from almost every room in the house. It was unbeatable!
This was the second living area on the bottom floor that led out to the pool and first floor balcony.
The kitchen was coastal perfection. Last year I was obsessing over our bathroom, and this year I was drooling over our Viking appliances. One day...
This is two of the three bedrooms. The first is the master on the third floor and the other was our bedroom for the week. Our room was on the second floor and had the sweetest little balcony that overlooked the street. It was perfect for people watching!  

Every detail was so well executed in this place I couldn't narrow down the photos to just one post. I'll be sharing detail shots of this beautiful home tomorrow!

belmont hotel staycation

I mentioned our staycation to The Belmont Hotel in my last post, but I wanted to share a little more about this awesome place because I'm constantly being asked where I recommend staying in Dallas. If you are looking for a fun, relaxed vibe close to downtown, then this is definitely a place I'd recommend.
This fabulous bathtub definitely played a huge part in deciding which room we chose.
We also loved that they were incredibly pet friendly so we could bring our dog child with us.
This is a view looking up to the window of our room.
We sat here enjoying some delicious drinks from Bar Belmont,
and taking in this amazing view of the city.
We'll definitely be back, and hopefully next time we'll have a little more time to try out their pool and breakfast!