Earlier this summer, Wellborn Cabinet was thrilled to attend the open house of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House located on the beautiful Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Wellborn Cabinet, along with many other incredible companies were honored to have played a role in sponsoring this stunning design. The home was made possible by so many incredibly talented individuals, including builder Jeff Sanderson of Whitney Blair Custom Homes; residential designer Eric Moser of Moser Design Group; and interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper. Perfectly situated on the car-free, accessible-only-by-boat barrier island located about 35 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina, and 70 miles north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Bald Head Island is a magical little island that proves to be an oasis from the modern-day world full of technology and constant communication. Needless to say, Bald Head Island is a real retreat.
Although the home opened to the public in June of this summer, Wellborn Cabinet had the privilege to host many of their incredible customers to the island for an up close and personal tour of the home last week.
As many Wellborn Cabinet customers traveled from afar, it was wonderful to see the stress level begin to dwindle among all who attended as we began inching closer to the island. The 20+ min ferry ride is a great way to diminish any thoughts and provoke a more care-free mentality.
Once arriving to the island, the Wellborn customers were driven (by golf carts, of course) to the home which is quietly tucked away between the trees. Once arriving at the home, each customer was given ample time to roam and explore this incredibly stunning design.
Through this post, I would like to (try) and provide you, the reader, with a digital tour of the home and of course, highlight some of the beautiful features.
When first entering the home, the open floor plan of the living room, dining room and kitchen has the eye wondering and bouncing from object to object. The color palette pulled throughout the home is soft yet accompanied by big, bold colors. The massive kitchen feels inviting and relaxed. Here, cabinets by Wellborn Cabinet feel the space. The perimeter cabinets feature Winslow Maple finished in Wellborn’s Divinity paint. The 4 by 8-foot island features Winslow Maple painted in a custom color available through Wellborn’s ColorInspire program (Sherwin Williams 7521 color). Above the island, a large opening in the ceiling helps open-up the room while providing a terrific vantage point from those passing by above.
The Butlers Panty provides a vibrant pop of color by means of Wellborn Cabinetry featured in Winslow Maple painted with Vogue Green (ColorInspire Sherwin Williams 0065). The tortoiseshell-style tile completes this one-of-a kind room!
The first room off the kitchen is the master bedroom. Large in design, this master suite is accompanied by a massively stunning walk-in shower. This room features his and her vanities, both of which are Wellborn Cabinet (Henlow Square Maple finished in Welborn’s Porcelain Pewter Paint with a Glaze).
The multiple bedrooms upstairs continue the incredible design style of Harper. The “twin” bedroom features twin beds with the walls covered in ship-lap material. This room has many orange accents which continue into the bathroom. The simple vanity stands underneath a very vibrant green mirror, which uniquely enough matches the green painted floor.
After returning from the upstairs bedrooms and outdoor living spaces, it is time to enter the most talked about room in the home, the “monkey” room, AKA “The Crofter Room”. “Crofter” is a peculiar term that describes the golf cart garages on Bald Head Island homes, which in fact turns out to be a great place for a guest suite. This room is covered in the most unique wallpaper in the entire home, quite possibly the entire island. The monkeys on the wallpaper seem to be climbing to chase the banana on the vintage banana chandelier hanging in the center of the room. Oddly enough, the green in the wallpaper paired with the rich blue cabinetry by Wellborn Cabinet truly makes for a unique design. The cabinetry is part of the ColorInspire program through Wellborn and features Napa Maple painted in Turkish Tile Painted Finish (Sherwin Williams 7610).
The Crofter bath is situated just off the monkey room and is in fact opposite of its counterpart. This bath features a white vanity, white walls and white flooring. This all white vanity is fitted in Cortland Maple finished in Welborn’s Porcelain Paint.
After leaving the uniquely decorated and designed Crofter room, the Wellborn tour group had in fact completed the grand tour of the home. With a little time to spare before catching the afternoon ferry ride back to the main land, the Wellborn group took the scenic route and along the way stopped to enjoy the ocean breeze as well as a quick stop to see a piece of American history. Located on the north-west portion of the island, the Old Baldy Lighthouse and museum is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. It has maintained its original form and location for over 187 years! Here, we learned a little about the history of Old Baldy while taking in the breathtaking views the island has to offer.
Needless to say, the Wellborn Cabinet 2017 Coastal Living Idea Home tour was inspiring, entertaining and relaxing! Wellborn Cabinet would like to give a special thanks to all who attended and participated in the wonderful trip to Bald Head. We hope the 2017 Coastal Living Home far exceeded all of your expectations, as it did ours!
Additional photos of the home and tour featured below:
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For more information on the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, visit http://www.southernliving.com/home/idea-houses/2017-idea-house-photo-tour