Displaying posts labeled "Beach"

A California beach house with a modern edge

Posted on Fri, 11 May 2018 by KiM

Last month I featured an edgy loft by interior designer Lukas Machnik and thought I would share another of his projects. This time the scene is quite different. A house on the beach in California is given a modern yet earthy with lots of creams, wood and black accents. Some mid-century modern classics are a reminder that this isn’t your average beach house. My favourite elements are the dining table and benches that he designed. Gorgeous!!

A 1910 beach house in California

Posted on Thu, 3 May 2018 by KiM

Here is another example of why I am such a fan of Reath Design‘s style. Frances Merrill took another Craftsman (this time a 1910 beach house) and brought home the funk! More fun wallpaper, tile, patterned fabric and vintage finds make this home soooo much fun and a total eye candy. If you ever thought about painting your old kitchen cabinets yellow, this should sell you on the idea.

Photos: Laure Joliet

Sensual by the sea

Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

This timeless beach house in Alys Beach, Florida by Starr Sanford Design is the stuff of dreams. White on white, modern yet with a hint of Caribbean Colonial, relaxed and sophisticated. If you stop by to visit you’ll find me on the roof terrace drink in hand with not a care in the world. Beach side bliss.

Black and white

Posted on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

White is crisp and bright. It highlights and enhances. It expands. Black adds drama. It’s an anchor, a base note in the music of a room. It frames. Together they breathe new life into a tired space, giving rooms an easy sophistication, cool and relaxed. I’m still on my un-Hamptons Hamptons kick although I must admit this home by Manhattan-based design studio BHDM Design is on the North Fork not the South Fork of Long Island. Technicalities kids. This is how you do beach side chic!

 

Non-Hamptons Hamptons

Posted on Mon, 2 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

Not a skerrick of blue and white. Yes it references old barns. Yes there are hydrangeas in tubs and a swimming pool in a sea of manicured grass but no blue and white tchotchkes and upholstery fabrics, no white painted furniture, no nautical themes, stripes  or shells. How refreshing! Hamptons home by Hancock Design.