Matt Blashaw: A Day in the Life

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Back Deck Overlooking Marsh and Lake

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt and his team created a relaxing oasis for these homeowners with a back deck that overlooks the marsh and the lake beyond it. The succulents and other plants in the large planters help to add the feeling of a luxury escape.

Nautical Themed Sitting Room

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the sitting room off the living room is a space that utilizes the abundance of natural light that flows through the window bank. The additional seating makes the space great for entertaining. The nautical theme is well presented here with lots of seaworthy details.

Bedroom with Coastal Design

Host of Vacation House for Free, Matt Blashaw, designed this bedroom with the beach in mind. The coastal design is carried out through the natural, beachy colors he uses, such as the aqua blue of the ocean and the coral of the reef. He then used natural materials, such as the wood framing around the windows and the wood end tables to bring the outside in even more. The finishing touch is the picture of the sand piper above the bed.

Formal Dining Room with Backyard View

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the bank of windows allow light to flow into the house from the backyard. A formal dining room is always a plus for renters.

Small Kitchen with Sea Green Backsplash

As seen on HGTV's Vacation Home for Free, Matt uses neutral colors with a pop of green to make this small kitchen feel lighter, brighter and larger.

Natural Colors and Materials in Kitchen

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt's design for this beautiful coastal kitchen incorporates the natural colors of the ocean and sky, as well as material that can be found naturally, such as the wood for the ceiling.

Dining Area and Grill on Terraced Back Patio

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, this house had a plain rear exterior, but Matt and his crew added a terraced deck with a dining table and a grill for entertaining to spruce the place up.

Sitting Area with View of the Lake

As seen on Vacation House for Free, this remodeled sitting area gives homeowners and renters a great view of the lake.

Dock with Miniature Boat

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the dock in the rear of the house is decorated with a working miniature boat made by expert Matt Blashaw.

Outdoor Dining Area In Lake House

As seen on Vacation House for Free, this lakefront home in Oakland, Maine includes a dining area on the deck.

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