It’s fabulous to be back blogging in a new year. Here’s to 2022 being so much better and brighter than last year. I couldn’t think of a better home to start off the year than this apartment above a shop … but not just any shop. It’s Barracuda Interiors showroom in the sea side town of Comporta, Portugal. Think relaxed beachy vibe with natural materials, old found pieces and the occasional pop of colour against a bleached out colour palette. The perfect holiday getaway or imagine being lucky enough to enjoy it year round.
“This home is equal parts Art as it is home. Every detail was thought through and features a high level of expertise and artistry … We focused on form and complementing textures. Structural evergreens and perennials fade into drifts of grasses that move with surrounding ocean winds. The feature trees echo this textural interest and form; peeling bark maple and white birch.”
In the drama of life by the beach is this house the star and the garden just the supporting cast? I think we might have to make more room on the theatre marquee because there are two leading ladies in this production and things will only get better with time. Beach Drive by Victoria, Canada based Biophilia Design Collective.
This 1800s ranch home on South Carolina’s Sullivan’s Island was transformed into a funky surf shack by Cortney Bishop. The outside is stunning, and then when you enter it’s all kinds of fun with lots of mushroom board walls and ceilings, black and white checkered marble floors, tropical wallpaper and whimsical artwork. (Photos: Katie Charlotte)
“Pinky’s is a reimagined boathouse by Akin Atelier & 360 degrees Landscape Architecture. Located on Gibson’s Beach, Vaucluse, Pinky’s Boathouse was designed as an interior living solution for a family who spend much of their time on the harbour. Using the existing foundations, the interior design intention for the boathouse was to create a space that could adapt to the changing conditions of the harbour.”
It’s a dream surely, a fantasy of mine. A wonderful Sydney harbourside home and to top it off a boathouse or should that be just a little bit more than a boathouse. To me Pinky’s is perfection. Might just move a bed in as well.
A colourful family seaside home and not a coastal cliche in sight. Think fun and fabulous, open plan and private spaces, orange and red, green and blue and don’t forget the yellow. An eclectic richness carefully curated to seem effortless and welcoming. Seaside House by London-based Studio Ashby.