Style and functionality elevate a getaway for extended family on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

With enough space and the right location, a weekend retreat can be the perfect vehicle for bringing a family together. Embracing this notion, an Arlington couple with twin boys decided to purchase a waterfront abode on the Chesapeake with other family members. “We wanted to buy a house with my mother and stepfather for extensive family gatherings,” recounts the wife, a stay-at-home mom whose husband is in furniture manufacturing. “And we wanted space for my sister and her family and my husband’s parents to visit.” They also planned to list the property as a vacation rental.

A circa-1992 house near St. Michaels fit the bill. At 5,100 square feet and with five bedrooms and five baths, there was room for a crowd. And nestled on six-and-a-half acres overlooking Grace Creek, the picturesque property was already beautifully landscaped

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Tranquil coastal views inspire the deep blue accent decor of this 120 square metre home design in Odessa, Ukraine, visualised by Estic design. Ocean blue accents, light wood and soft white prove soothing to the soul, whilst modern furniture builds clean and comfortable open plan living. Blue accent pillows pull in calming colour inspiration from the wide panorama along the living room and master bedroom, whilst in the blue bathroom, fixtures combine with colourful lighting to create an energised vibe. The kid’s room receives splashes of fresh blue in the shape of space themed wall decor, and a playful kid’s bed design with an integrated reading nook.

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