American Coastal Cool in Siesta Key Home

A vacation beach house in Siesta Key keeps the focus on barefoot elegance

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Designer Kelly Kaiser-Putnam was the first person a New Hampshire businessman called soon after acquiring the ideal beach house in Siesta Key. While the prime gulfside location of the 5,200-square-foot dwelling promised happy days under the sun for the homebuyer and his two teenage kids, the structure itself was in dire need of space planning and personality. Kaiser-Putnam’s approach was to deal with function and layout matters first before turning up the vacation vibes with a cream and white palette that serves as a backdrop to natural textures and bold moments of pattern and color. 

On the first floor, the designer opened up the kitchen to enhance its connection to the dining area, a breakfast nook with a window valance covered with Schumacher’s Citrus Garden fabric. “It’s a vibrant print that livens up what is mostly a clean, white space,” says Kaiser-Putnam. “That motif invites joy into the room.”

As far as surfaces go, the design team relied on wallcoverings for eye-catching statements. In the powder room, it’s red and blue stripes. In the primary bedroom, it’s a mural of blue palm leaves behind the bed. “Large-scale wallpaper applications transport you,” the designer says. “They make you feel like you are walking into a story.”  

In the long, narrow living room, the design story is one of comfort, with an oversized sectional that was custom-made to fit all members of the family at once. The ornamentation here is minimal: roundish wicker side tables by Coastal Living introduce organic sentiments at ground level, while a framed antique Old Glory hangs above the sofa. The rest of the details—from the shiplap boards that go up to the vaulted ceiling to the Currey & Company lamps—nod to the home’s intended coastal vibe and seaside location. 

“The house has soul now,” says Kaiser-Putnam “It’s a place for the family to make memories and history of their own.”

Story Credits:

Interior Design by Kelly Kaiser-Putnam, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL 

Text by Ann Kaiser

Photography by Jimmy White, Bradenton, FL

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

Sources

Living Room

Sofa – Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL 

Wicker accent tables – Coastal Living, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Side table – Uttermost, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Lamp – Currey & Company, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Breakfast Area

Banquette designed by Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL, and fabricated by Pileggi Custom Homes, Venice, FL

Table and chairs – Coastal Living, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Chandelier – Currey & Company, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Powder Room

Cabinetry – Coastal Cabinetry, Venice, FL

Ceiling light – Franklin Lighting, Sarasota, FL

Lamp – Wildwood Home, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Wallcovering – Spoonflower, spoonflower.com

Loft Seating Area

Wicker chairs and round table – Coastal Living, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Floor lamp – Currey & Company, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Area rug – Anji Mountain, anjimountain.com

Guest Bedroom

Bed and night tables – Universal Furniture, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Lamps – Currey & Company, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Wallcovering designed by Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL, and fabricated by Brush by Design, Bradenton, FL

Primary Bathroom

Cabinetry – Coastal Cabinetry, Venice, FL

Round mirror – Surya, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Sconces – Currey & Company, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Primary Bedroom

Wicker bed and night tables – Universal Furniture, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Lamps – Currey & Company, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Mirror – Uttermost, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Wallcovering – Etsy, etsy.com

Area rug – Surya, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Throughout

Builder – Pileggi Custom Homes, Venice, FL

Upholstery and window treatments – Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

Bedding – Eastern Accents, Orange Moon Interiors, Sarasota, FL

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