It isn’t easy to find a man helping his wife in the home improvement projects, especially if they hold a notable title. However, for Mark and Blythe Harris, that isn’t the case. Mark is a chief executive and founder of a tech-based law firm, Axiom Law. Blythe is also a senior officer in a social shopping company. Mark got involved in the home improvement project with his wife, and together, they developed this stunning summer home.
About The House
This house has been designed with different tastes, along with the help of a renowned interior designer, Elizabeth Cooper. Starting from the front door, the house is one that will definitely inspire you. It is spacious and quite airy. The floors are made of wide planks, and the kitchen cabinets are repainted white. This way, there is a bright environment that also boosts the mood. Surprisingly, it is Cooper who came up with the bright kitchen colors and other interior designs.
The Joint Forces
You can call them the Three Musketeers, but Cooper, Mark, and Blythe combined forced to give this summer house an incredible look. They included nautical-themed antiques, white shiplap walls, natural-fabric rugs, among others. Definitely, you can find these elements in the local store, the Hamptons.
Everyone respects the founders of something or the history of somewhere they value. And as Mark says, they wanted to commemorate the history and sense of the place by bringing in the sea captain idea in the house. This is included in the front room, which is a sitting area-cum-library as you enter the house. To make it extra sea captain based, they included a ship lantern, and there is a wall of bookcases that concern boating and whaling.
All For Love’s Sake
Mark might be a dedicated chief executive of a recognized law firm, but he has a deep passion for art. Other than that, he wanted to do it for his wife, and the baby to come. At the time of the designing, Blythe was about a month away from giving birth. Mark said he wanted to ensure that the house was ready and welcoming enough for the soon to be born baby.
Luckily, most of the needed work were based on the aesthetic nature. Much of the vital details were already in place. So did Mark get involved because it was just about the cosmetic, or was he passionate about converting the place to a dream home? Either way, you have to admit that this is a house that brings out the nautical theme in a modern way.
So if you also want to set up a beach house away from the beach, you will need to apply crisp white and blue colors, natural fabrics, and integrate the nautical accents.
Images: Lonny, Photography by Virginia Rollison