Tranquil and Rustic

5 Great Ways to Start from Scratch


The rolling hills of Greensboro, North Carolina are a sweet spot in the Tarheel State for a busy couple who wanted to have another home closer to their kids. This couple also has a home in Florida, so the love of all things coastal has been re-imagined and translated into a sweet retreat up north where fire pits and drinks on the veranda are often enjoyed. These clients also didn’t bring a ‘stick of furniture’ with them so we started with a clean slate.










Light, bright, clean, and casual were attributes we wanted to invoke so, after a palette of whites, neutrals and greens were chosen, we were off to the races.



Touches of the coast can be seen throughout and the vibe is an overall feeling of elegant casual meets a whole lot of comfort.






All furniture and decor was specified by Michelle and bespoke paintings are all original acrylics on paper (Foyer) and canvas (Living Area) by Michelle Woolley Sauter with custom framing by her company, One Coast Design.