Shades of View with Blakely Inside Design

Ali Topan
Shades of View with Blakely Inside Design

Pictures by Greg Premru

Dwelling on the water requires a coastal impressed inside, and Blakely Inside Design was capable of ship simply that. This newly renovated residence in Wickford boasts crisp colours, recent patterns, and a brand new format that displays precisely what the householders desired.

Blakely was given full artistic freedom for this design, as the house was “ours to reimagine,” recollects Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, proprietor and artistic director. “Our shoppers purchased this home with a spectacular view, but it surely wanted quite a lot of love. The intensive renovation took the house proper all the way down to the studs, and your complete ground plan was reconfigured,” Blakely Photopoulos says.

The householders presently reside in Texas, however plan to retire and reside full time right here within the husband’s house state. For now, this house serves as a soothing summer time getaway. 

Some of the distinctive makes use of of house is the built-in moist bar tucked beneath the gorgeous white oak staircase (the place the absence of risers not solely lets the daylight stream by means of, however permits an unobstructed view of the water from the second you step into the entrance entrance). Floating cabinets complement the uncovered beams and stairs, offering an aesthetically pleasing alternative to deal with glassware, bar equipment and liquor bottles. Finishing the house is a temperature-controlled wine cooler and mini fridge, each totally stocked and able to assist entertain their visitors.

All through the house, beautiful views of Wickford Harbor are seen by means of the floor-to-ceiling home windows, a picture-perfect backdrop for meals on the ten-seat eating desk. A blue coastal chinoiserie impressed cloth backs the upholstered host chairs complementing the navy eating chairs that flank the desk, providing sufficient snug seating for when family and friends come to go to.


Pictures by Greg Premru

An inviting open ground plan on the primary ground is full with white shiplap partitions (historically seen in coastal properties), cool blue furnishings and heat uncovered wooden beams. 

Within the kitchen, a balanced mixture of crisp white and vibrant blue cabinetry pairs superbly with a customized scallop backsplash and polished nickel fixtures. The vary hood accented with nickel straps, and a quartz countertop with lovely blue veining subtly proves how intentional design lies in each element.

Upstairs, the main bedroom nods to the coastal theme in a refined method. A gentle inexperienced and blue fashionable botanical wallpaper accents the impartial furnishings and crisp white bedding, whereas pillows, window remedies and equipment add a further splash of coloration. “We wished to take a serene, spa-like method to the colour palette to make the main bedroom the last word place to calm down and unwind,” Blakely Photopoulos says.

Every ensuite rest room within the house carries the bed room design idea into the house for a cohesive look. On this visitor rest room, the assorted kinds of tile is the principle focus; white subway tile is contrasted with navy blue penny rounds to create a cabana stripe look within the bathe. “I fell in love with the principle flooring first, which ended up being the principle inspiration for the bathe tile,” Blakely Photopoulos says of the hexagonal ground tile.

Whereas the state has a big seasonal renter demographic, Blakely wished to create a house for a everlasting place the place the shoppers may benefit from the ocean blues year-round. 

“We had been employed to fully remodel the house, and in collaboration with Lawrence Builders, we created a house for a everlasting keep,” Blakely Photopoulos says.

Because of the pandemic and delayed supplies, the shoppers’ long-awaited house is prepared for the remainder of their lives.


650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown, 401-789-1516,

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