First of all let me say that I adore Meg Ryan and all of her movies. She has a classic, carefree, and charming demeanor with a warm personality that appeals to everyone. I came across her peaceful Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, home, which she renovated and decorated with Marsha Russell and I love everything about it. I especially like the industrial lighting, neutral colors throughout the house, the vintage touches, and the laid-back casual feel.
The pendant lights are from Historical Materialism and are installed above a rustic table in the kitchen; the large windows allow a lot of natural light in the kitchen. I love the ceiling and the vintage stool.
The dining area’s pendant lights are by O’Lampia Studio, the armchairs are slip-covered, and the metal sign is vintage. The factory style windows allow the space to feel more open to the rest of the house. The architecture of the room is stunning.
The great room in the house features this sweet sitting area. Meg and her designer have given the room a neutral base with a jute rug and neutral-colored upholstery. The sofas are upholstered in linen – I love the combo of one white and one gray sofa, paired with gray curtains. The accessories have an industrial vibe with metal tables and lighting.
The master bedroom features a towering ceiling
with beautiful windows and a large sconce. Look at those sliding barn doors, I wouldn't mind having
those in my next house!
The master bath’s vintage pendant lights hang above an antique soapstone basin; the counters are made
of bluestone with painted-brick supports.
A guest room features all white, industrial metal
lighting and wooden beam ceilings.
The view from the house is gorgeous.
Meg seems to be a very interesting person and someone you could feel right at home with. Her beach house shows less is more and has simplistic elegance with modern touches throughout.
Photos from Elle Decor's June 2010 issue.