Enduring Charm LLC

Beach House 


A new custom mantel sets the tone for the room.


V-groove wainscoting ties in to the mantel.


 The two piece crown moulding and three piece door casings set off nicely against the contrasting walls.



The wainscoting from the living room follows through to the kitchen counter seating area.



A bead board backsplash adds some character to the kitchen.



My client had purchased a newly built beach house in a wonderful area of the Jersey shore and needed some character for the interior spaces.

Although the proportions and general layout of the house were fine, the trim and other details were of the "builders special" variety. Instead of offering a relaxing and warm environment, the details screamed: cheesy!

The kitchen and living room in these pictures were made over into something more appropriate and enduring. The entire space received a wide v-groove wainscoting treatment, tying in with a new custom mantel. New window and door casings, plus a unique two piece crown system, replaced what was cheap and sterile trim before.

A bead board kitchen backsplash was installed, and poorly finished kitchen cabinet trim was replaced. The upper walls were painted with Benjamin Moore's Saybrook Sage; a creamy faded green perfect for a beach atmosphere. The trim was painted Benjamin Moore's Vanilla Milkshake.

--John Painter, Owner