I was scrolling through Elle Decor over the weekend when in I was completely stopped in my tracks by the bunk room you see pictured above. Like, I want this in the Costa house, who would think to pull all this together, what a fun room, I want this room, I love this room, this room is amazing, that paint, that rug, those playful pillows, omg ... In short, I was blown away.
I truly, madly, deeply, love this room room and it came as no surprise when I read that the designers were none other than the mega team Ashe + Leandro. Not only that, this room belongs to another long time favorite, the one and only Meredith Melling Burke and it turns out that these two beauties have been friends for quite some time. (In the article they actually discuss how Ashe introduced Melling to her current husband!) All I can say is that is one friendship circle that I would love to be invited in to and while we are at it, can we have monthly meetings in this stunning Martha's Vineyard home that Ashe + Leandro designed for Melling?
If I had to use one word for what I love so much about this entire home it's how playful it is (I mean, the giraffe???? C'mon, it's so fun!) and how unique it is for a place like Martha's Vineyard. I've been lucky enough to visit and stay in the Vineyard a few times and there is no doubt that it's beautiful, but it's also very traditional. A lot of the properties I've seen have that "East Coast" nautical feel (which obviously suits the area perfectly) but I love how this house truly breaks the mold. Between the moroccan rugs, the modern furniture, and the statement accessories, this house could really be in any part of the world, and it just so happens to live on one of the most beautiful coastlines in New England. I absolutely love when you see a home that is designed for the home itself and not necessarily for the location.
As much as I love the entire property, it's that bunk room that really tugs at my heartstrings. I expected most of the items in the room to be $$$$ because it looks like they are, but it turns out that they come from many of the same places that we all shop for children's rooms (pbk, land of nod) and many of them are still available! As I mentioned, I think this home really could be anywhere and I could just as easily see this room in a city apartment or suburban home, just as much as I could in a beach house or a home in the tropics. Below, I've pulled together a few pieces to get the look and luckily, this is one case where you really can (affordably) get the look! Xx