Shayne was one of my favorite customers in our Poulsbo store. I always looked forward to her visits, sharing stories of her coastal decorating style, and life at the beach, but I had never been to her house until this past fall. My friend Suzanne (former right hand beach girl!) sent me a text from Shayne's house to tell me about a party she had been to - and how so many of our things from "Caron's" were gracing Shayne's house.
Got a big lump in my throat, and shed a few tears, thinking of the fun times and the memories from the store in Poulsbo. So, I took a deep breath, and e-mailed Shayne to ask if I could have a tour when I was on the Kitsap Peninsula visiting for Alex's graduation.
She was nice enough to invite me over. Not only did she invite me and my mom over for a visit to her beautiful beach house, but she made my Island Cookies
too in her fabulous kitchen. What a treat!
Would you like a tour?
Shayne and her husband built and custom-designed their beautiful waterfront home on Miller Bay about 5 years ago. Their home is filled with light, large view windows, and nestled among towering Northwest fir trees.
It's the perfect family home, built down the beach from her sister's beach home and her parents home too. Their home is definitely built for outdoor fun; playing on the beach, collecting shells, boat rides, and plenty of beach fires. You could easily find me on a lazy afternoon, swaying gently in the breeze in their hammock... daydreaming.
Love their outdoor shower area on their extensive patio. Check out the distressed beach house sign complete with hooks for bathing suits and wet, sandy towels!
Here's just a small sampling of Shayne's ideas for kid friendly, easy beach cottage style decorating in the Pacific Northwest!
Entryway cubbies and hooks for everyone - note the family photo of a beach vacation sitting in a painted distressed frame on the top of the cubbies with a collection of recent beach finds... rocks, shells and pieces of driftwood
Shayne confessed that they had carted around the fireplace mantel for years, after having found it in Wallingford (near Seattle). What a great find!
Slip covered, comfy kid-friendly furniture in their spacious, light filled great room, with their carefully curated collections of beach finds and treasures. Take note of her white and aqua painted furniture... totally beachy. I loved this room for its' butter-sunshine yellow walls and cream painted moldings, and window surrounds.
Beach towels always ready to be grabbed for an afternoon on the boat, or on the beach with a good book!
Close up of one of Shayne's favorite treasure finds! Scavenged vintage buffet that she rescued, painted, sanded, and then added new hardware to give it a whole new life. It is now is a treasured family piece, with an ever-changing family photo collection display.
Check out the white distressed mermaid weather vane sitting proudly on the buffet. We were lucky enough to have this featured on one of Coastal Living Magazine's covers in 2006 for our store in Poulsbo, could hardly keep them in stock!
View from the top of the stairs down into the great room - notice the wicker and beach cottage painted furniture throughout her house. Casual, but still fun and elegant.
A spot for Shayne and her husband to escape for a little quiet time on their own private deck...
Also note the large rectangular mirror in the great room, another one of Shayne's creations. If you have ever lived in the Pacific Northwest, you know that light is most precious; Shayne's mirror is positioned to grab all of the light reflecting through their floor to ceiling windows and reflect it back into their living area. Totally hand crafted from local bleached white clam shells and white rock tiles. Loved it!
Kids' room are done in beach, nautical themes too - except for their daughter Grace's room, which is delightfully pink, and beach cottage girly.
Here's Shayne with one of her creations in her son Wiley's room - a hand painted map of Hood Canal, so that the kids can see all of the great beaches that they have explored right around home!
Wiley's room is all done in fun primary colored nautical themes, with a few special vintage nautical touches; old painted buoys and an oar on one wall (not pictured)
Indie's room is all about surfing!
Grace's room is all about pretty beach cottage - couldn't you just imagine cuddling up here on a rainy day and reading "The Secret Garden" staring out at the bay, and all of the green?
In their hall powder room I found these fun treasures!
And in their guest house a few more beach touches!
Aren't these candle holders a great idea? Fill with rocks, shells, or even driftwood and adorn with simple hemp rope and some fun candles!
My mom and I had a great time visiting, and really hope that we get invited back. This time we will bring the cookies....
The Turgeon family truly is living a coastal lifestyle and enjoying all that it has to offer. In fact, they have started a new business for specialty sport fishing - stop by and check out all that they have to offer on their Pro Tackle website!
Pro Tackle: http://www.protackle.com
"Pro Tackle sells high end saltwater jigging, popping, trolling and inshore fishing gear. We carry Zenith, Smith, Tenryu, Shout, Spinal, Maniac, Seven Seas, YGK, Luna Bait, MC Works, Daiwa, Pili, Studio Ocean Mark, Yo-Zuri and many more....."