Monday, October 4, 2010

Ideas Abound in the Coastal Living 2010 Idea House

Exterior of 2010 Idea House
This year the editors and designers of Coastal Living magazine take us to scenic Seabrook, Washington for their 2010 Idea House.  This house is packed with fabulous ideas, so I'll be posting more than once about this treasure trove. 

The first bright new idea that caught my eye is the use of windows and natural light in the bathrooms.  If you think about the dilemmas of large windows in the bathroom-- lack of privacy, use of needed wall space-- most would be tempted to shy away from such a feature.  CL's clever design team, determined to maximize the abundant natural sea-reflecting light, navigated these issues by mounting the bathroom mirrors in front of the windows.  Check out this clever trick in three of the home's bathrooms.

Light diffusing shades for privacy without sacrificing natural light in the master bathroom.

Guest bath with shades that can lowered behind the mirror for additional privacy.

Guesthouse bedroom and peek at the bathroom.  Again, some light diffusing shades for privacy behind the mirror.

Photos by Lisa Romerein via

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a great idea..., but hope they don't block the ocean views!


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