Eclectic Home Tour – Alison Kandler Beach Cottage

Today’s Eclectic Home Tour of Alison Kandler‘s Beach House is a truly happy home! She infuses her place with color and whimsy and it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

Eclectic Home Tour - Alison Kandler Beach Cottage

Alison Kandler is  is not one to shy away from color!

“As an interior designer and decorator, I enjoy creating beautiful rooms that are also comfortable. Most of my work is inspired by traditional architecture and interior design from the 1920’s and 1930’s,” says Alison.

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The front door color hints at what’s in store inside

Teal arched front door opens into a colorful entry

White cabinets ground a riot of color from floor to stove to the cherry on top red island.

Colorful kitchen with painted wood floor, red island and blue stove

Who says the cook has to stare at a tiled backsplash when they can gaze outside.

Wow - love the blue stove with a window instead of a backsplash

A glass pantry door gives a glimpse into what’s available for snacking.

Glass pantry door

A built in banquette shows off colorful pillows and sconces take the place of expected recessed lighting.

Colorful breakfast nook with built in banquette

Man’s best friend wasn’t neglected in this design. How fun is this little nook for the dogs bowl!

Cute little spot in the kitchen for the dog bowl

Again, lots of white paint and a neutral rug ground all the color. I love the wallpaper on the backs of built-in bookcases.

Colorful family room is grounded by white walls and neutral rug

Bookshelves backed with colorful wallpaper

A garden trellis adds height and drama to the space and a trio of mini upholestered chairs add a fun, unexpected touch.

Chippy green cabinet

Colorful pink floral wallpaper pairs beautifully with a green farmhouse table.

Colorful dining room in pinks and greens with floral wallpaper

Old wood beams and a huge chandelier add texture to this sun soaked room and a giant fiddle leaf fig adds life.

Colorful sun room with giant chandelier and fiddle leaf fig

Vintage still lives and portraits combine to create a very unique gallery wall.

Vintage portrait and still life gallery wall

Colorful bedroom with iron bed

A clawfoot tub updated in cherry red is the focal point of this bathroom.

Gorgeous bathroom with red claw foot bathtub

A wicker vanity painted in a pale blue is a feminine touch to this bathroom.

Wicker dresser turned bathroom vanity

Even the kids room has tons of vintage personality.

Colorful girls bedroom with vintage brass bed

Saturated hues in pink and green add a preppy vibe to this guest bathroom and the stenciled walls are a beautiful backdrop.

Green bathroom vanity and pink bathtub

A chippy vintage dresser adds a pop of color to this little nook.

Chippy blue dresser with stenciled yellow wall

Even the laundry room is awash in color and whimsy with a purple chandelier over a farmhouse sink. Open shelves keep the space looking light and bright.

Love this purple and white laundry room with open shelves

The outside is as stunning as the interior with a charming pool house covered in ivy.

Stunning pool house with blue french doors and climbing vines

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Photography: David Tsay and Mark Lohman

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  1. I LOVE all the color. This house makes me happy. BUT, I hope the window over the gas range is fixed. Most building codes do not allow a working window over a stove. The flame can blow out and create a deadly situation.

      1. Yes Jane, thanks for the tip! I never thought about it being so dangerous, but it makes sense. Maybe a secured decorative window is perfect. I love this! The stove is beautiful!

  2. Oh my goodness I’m going to need to PIN every image. And why not put the stove in front of a window?

    1. Flames and blow out and curtains can burn, both very dangerous situations.. It is often a building violation.

  3. I Love everything about this beautiful home !! The colors and style are so perfect. This is the happiest house I’ve ever seen.

    1. Totally wired. On page 28 of the Country Living Magazine I received today, is the chippy a photo in this post, the chippy green dresser with the yellow and white wall paper. I was reading the mag Abdul said, I SAW THIS ALREADY. ?

  4. Thank you so much. I just found a great idea for my kitchen and family room flooring.

    Love how right and cheery all the rooms look.

  5. I am such a fan of Alison Kandler’s! She’s the reason I opted for red glass cabinet hardware in our kitchen re-do. All those scallops in that kitchen rule my little world. The stove in front of the window is certainly unusual, isn’t it?

  6. This is one of my favorite houses EVER. I have had the kitchen bookmarked for a long time, and I have just added the other rooms to my Pinterest board “Favorite Spaces and Design”. Only the VERY best make it to that board 🙂

  7. I love the idea of dressers in th Kitchen.
    Bought awhite dresser about 2 months ago and I thought about putting it in my Kitchen but thought people would think I was crazy. But after seeing this picture im going to do this. Thank you

  8. I love every inch of this home ! Just looking at it gives me the courage to step out of my comfort zone of plain vanilla to a jumbo box of crayons . Thank you for the inspiration ! Annie

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