"I looked to historic homes along the Southeastern coast for inspiration," says architect Eric Moser, who also surveyed Bald Head Island's existing homes to ensure the new house would fit into the community in both shape and spirit.

A compilation of James Hardie products (HardiePanel vertical siding, HardieTrim boards and Artisan lap siding) look like classic wood siding but are actually a fiber-cement composite that will hold up better in the coastal humidity—with no painting required! For a similar palette, try Gray Screen and Pure White from Sherwin-Williams. A low-maintenance aluminum roof tops off the exterior.

Moser chose Cambridge Cobble pavers in Savannah from Belgard Hardscapes to welcome visitors up to the house.

Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

What’s not to love about vintage seashell chairs, hand-painted wallpaper, and banana chandeliers?

Join Lindsey Coral Harper, interior designer of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, as she leads the 360˚ tour to some of our favorite rooms. Located on the scenic Bald Head Island of North Carolina, this idea house is bright, fun, and oh so beautiful. To take this tour, use your mouse to click and drag in the video to look around.

The master bedroom is complete with a stunning aqua color pallet and hand-painted palm tree wallpaper; this unique touch added the perfect balance of whimsy and traditional to the beach home. From the oversized pillows to the window curtains, everything in the master bedroom compliments the aqua theme.

However, the upstairs master bedroom has a sunflower color pattern, and the combination of vibrant yellow wallpaper and tan accents creates a room that’s beach centric without being too cliché. The distinctive furniture makes the upstairs master bedroom simple, consistent, and fresh!

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The apartment above the garage is the ideal spot for a game room or in-law suite. Complete with a kitchenette and private entrance for any possible beach houseguests, it’s sweetly decorated with monkey themed wallpaper and a charming banana chandelier. Take a full look at all this exciting home has to offer with the 360˚ tour above.