The creamy dreamy minimalist home of stylist and mumma Kristin Rawson. For the full house tour (you know you want it), head to Real Living online.

Big sink energy

Aged french doors into the bathroom

Reading corners where the world stops
Photography Erin McGinn

This for me is the evocation of Autumn – soft changing light, weathered wabi-sabi, quietude. It’s a home on Rhode Island, renovated (by Moorehouse Design) to be a quiet retreat for the owner to return to after a long surf. I’m imagining a 3pm dip in the ocean, then back here for a rinse off in that beautiful shower, then some SSR time on this bed before getting dinner on.

So then of course, I went stalking on the Moorehouse Design’s Instagram and saw this bathroom in their own work-in-progress home.  Love the huge rainfall showerhead (this one is Perrin & Rowe – available in New Zealand from In Residence),
those stone (read: every tile slightly different) herringbone tiles, the exposed beams, the rough-cut linen shower curtain… shall I go on? Ok, my pleasure: the silhouette of the sink, the choice of faucet, the sash window…

Styling Ginny Branch

exposed brick, steel casement windows, black cabinetry. Small English village in Autumn, but make it contemporary.

More perfect styling from Ginny Branch.

Book a stay here immediately and add one more guest, because I’m coming: The Beach House East Coast.

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