When the view is so spectacular you don’t need to upstage it. On the contrary good design celebrates it. Beach style done right. Bronte residence by Lane & Grove.
Back in 2018 I was sent a copy of designer Amanda Lindroth‘s book Island Hopping and was mesmerized by her tropical, breezy, timeless style. I stumbled up on her website again the other day and continue to be smitten. With winter coming and the thought of missing out on yet another trip to Mexico, I can use all the tropical inspiration I can get.
“The central hub of the home, with its monumental kitchen island, is brought together with the dining room, lounge and outdoor courtyard. This was designed in response to the client’s brief: to bring everyone together in conversation. A clear, yet cohesive distinction has defined these spaces through the artful balance of bespoke designs and richly layered materials, furniture and lighting, all of which are threaded seamlessly throughout each room.”
Soaring ceilings and sinuous lines, monumental marble and expanses of glass. Grounded yet open and rising through 3 levels. Definitely not your typical beachside cliché. Bronte Residence interiors by Sydney-based Studio George.
Photography by Dave Wheeler
I had to share another of Julie Hillman‘s projects because there were so many drool worthy spaces in her portfolio. This one is located in Bridgehampton, and though she embraced the typical beach theme for the area it’s really not that typical. Add in some very modern artwork, and some modern furnishings and lighting and you have another eclectic mix that she seems to ace.
Rising like a rocky outcrop on the sandy dunes this stylishly designed guesthouse at Yzerfontein, South Africa is an oasis of calm, a dark cave providing protection from the glare of the sunlight and howl of the wind while opening to the stunning sea views. Understated luxury perfect for a beach getaway. Olive Tree Villa by Gavin Maddock.