A new build house is given a super dose of character and colour. Savannah, Georgia based Rethink Design Studio has taken a basically “nice” shell and created a fun family beach house. It’s about adding architectural details, personal pieces, splashes of colour and keeping everything light hearted and casual. Favourite bits? The bunk room on the first floor screened off with curtains. Great for kids and all those extra guests. Me? I”ll take one of the peaceful bedrooms. Sea glass colours have always been a fav.
Escape. Sandy beaches, simple life. Relax, chill out. After all running away should be like coming home. Holiday house in Negril, Jamaica by Knibb Design. The best things in life aren’t complicated.
Perched on the tidal waters of Comporta south of Lisbon, Portugal are two small cabins. Crafted from recycled timber they reference the local fishermen’s huts. The first cabin contains a bedroom and bathroom. The second a living space with basic kitchen. Simple and beautiful, romantic and at one with the wetlands. Cabanas no Rio by architect Manuel Aires Mateus. In my dreams I am there already.
A classic style Nantucket cottage. A new build that references the past. A good neighbour that fits in. Wauwinet Ramble is just what you’d expect of a shingle clad beach house but come on inside. There’s a happy little surprise. House design by workshop/apd in collaboration with Studio Massaud and of course interiors by Jonathan Adler. Tradition takes a chill pill.