The story below is completely fictitious, but is very well done. From her idea the author has created a delightful lighthouse home! Maybe one of my readers can create another one which we can reprint here. How would you decorate your own fictitious lighthouse?
published Thursday August 12, 2010
reprinted with permission from paperbean(AT)gmail(DOT)com
The storm sent the waves rolling and the rain pelting down… She banged and banged on the solid door, hoping for some respite from the high winds and slashing rains…
The door swung open to reveal a gruff man…
I remember the setting. I don’t remember the name of the book or the author… but I remember the setting. It’s probably been 10 years since I read that book (which I no longer have!).
The gruff man lived in a renovated/restored lighthouse.
What would my lighthouse be like?
(Normally I eschew homes with stairs, preferring the single storied kind. But as we all know, lighthouses are/were built extra-solidly to weather storms, gales, winds… so I think I could live there!)
The ground floor would be a mudroom… entry way.
Via the winding, white and bright staircase…
The first floor would be my dining and kitchen:
Imagine eating there, no courtyard but the ocean!?
With plenty of lights, shelves, china and super uber stove:
The second floor would be a spacious living room:
With beautiful painted vintage furniture:
With a small, wrought iron, winding staircase leading to a mezzanine level study/library:
The third floor would be two bedrooms:
Fourth: a luxurious bathroom (I’m actually not one for baths… as yet)
Fifth: master bedroom, a cozy affair:
Can you picture it? Wouldn’t you like to live in a space just as bright, as spacious… as uncluttered?