A peaceful yet playful summer getaway, this elegant and cozy beach cottage has been re-designed by Chango & Co., located in East Hampton, New York. The project encompasses the complete renovation of a drab interior and exterior old beach home that was in desperate need of being revitalized. The palette inspiration began with a traditional navy and white sailor stripe shirt mixed with the gradients of the beach, from the sand to the ocean. These stripes helped to breathe new life and intertwine the spaces of the home and giving it a new sense of personality and purpose. The exterior facade of the home is clad in natural cedar shingles and the entryway is pronounced with a royal blue painted door. Upon entryway into the home, you can see the dining room in the distance. The ambiance is very serene with shimmering grasscloth wallpaper and bleached oak flooring running throughout the main living spaces. Every element seems to represent something reminiscent of the sea, such as the wide loom sisal rugs taking on a sandy beach-like quality. The layering of sheer fabrics diffusing sunlight like an umbrella and picking up breezes like a sail from a boat. A harmonious use of various shades of blue, sand and white can be witnesses throughout the home. Playful decor items such as the vintage surfboard displayed in the stairwell, mixed with a soothing palette, reads as a peaceful oasis for summer enjoyment. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the home tour!
Intrigued and inspired by beach style homes? Have a look at some past features from here on 1 Kindesign: Modern beach house in Manhattan Beach by Chris Barrett Design and Contemporary oceanfront property in Sagaponack.
The dining room has been designed to be very inviting with white slip covered chairs, wallcovering in a blue and white graphic, and silky window treatments that softens the windows.
The cozy living room welcomes conversation with several seating options such as the slipcovered linen sofa and wood and rattan accent chairs. A tufted blue ottoman centers the space, while a striped area rug adds color and texture. The limed fireplace is the focal point of the space, with a custom designed reclaimed wood mantel. French doors leads out to the gardens in the rear of the home and also floods the space with natural light.
The powder room offers some lovely details such as the custom designed blue wallpaper with a metallic lobster print, reclaimed wood mirror and rope toilet paper holder.
The kitchen is open to the family room to facilitate easy entertaining and conversation. The kitchen countertops consists of honed soapstone and wainscoting is clad on the walls. Casual furnishings makes this space very low maintenance and beach friendly.
The master bedroom retreat features large scale furnishings such as the iron canopy bed, large bedside lamps that are sitting on chests instead or regular night tables. Silky white bed linens and drapery treatments creates a dreamy atmosphere.
Photos: Ball & Albanese
Sea La Vie is a stylish and tranquil private residence designed by De La Guardia Victoria architects, located on the legendary Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas. The residence is one of six situated at the boutique resort of The Dunmore, nestled in an enclave of the resort’s southern tip. The beautiful interiors were designed by Alessandra Branca, whose exceptional style and use of color has been demonstrated in this property. Consisting of 4.694 square feet of living space, this beachfront property offers four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. Set high on a dune, the home offers fabulous sea views from every room. The exterior facade was designed in a u-shape with a central courtyard, allowing seamless flow between indoors and out. Spread out over two levels, the main level is comprised of a great room, family room, kitchen, dining pavilion, bar room, master bedroom retreat and a guest bedroom. The lower level features a central living area, two guest bedrooms and a laundry room. The decor showcases eye-catching colors and textures, which creates an elegant yet calming design aesthetic with splashes of island whimsy. This magnificent beachfront property comes with the right to use all amenities that are available at The Dunmore Resort.
If you are interested in this chic island paradise, it is listed for sale at $8,250,000, from here.
A statement from Sotheby’s: “Part bare-foot chic, part cultured luxe, Sea La Vie perfectly captures the dazzling yet understated elegance of the islands. There has never been a more perfect home for experiencing the Bahamas the way it was meant to be.” What do you think, could you find yourself living here?
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This beautiful, bright and colorful beachside apartment was completed by interior decorating studio Nest Designs, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The pops of color throughout infuses the home with vitality. The blues really pick up on the coastal vibe along with the weathered coffee table in the living room and beachy accents of handblown glass. Natural woods in the accent tables adds to the aesthetic, infusing the home with warmth. Wooden flooring runs throughout the main living areas with area rugs adding texture and coziness in the living and dining areas. Silky white curtains softens the windows while light blue walls adds a subtle contrast. Vibrant paintings take on hues of beach life, with blues and corals taking center stage. All of the furnishings, fabrics, accent pieces and area rugs seen throughout the interiors of this beach home can be found at the fun flash sale Australian store called The Home.
Love the beach style look? We have featured numerous beach homes here on 1 Kindesign, we would like to share a couple of fun ones with you in case you missed them. Have a look: Bright and colorful surfer-chic beach house and Surfside Chic Nantucket beach house retreat.
Acrylic barstools at the kitchen island keeps the space feeling light, with sunlight gleaming off the white countertops and cabinets.
The home office features a vibrant yellow hued chair. Mixed with the colorful hues in the area rug and pillows, this makes for a fun space to get creative and be inspired! What do you think, do you like the decors of this playful home?
Photos: Lisa Zhu
This incredibly charming beach house is a fabulous family getaway destination that was designed by Wettling Architects, located on Shelter Island in New York. The interior palette is comprised of soft organic materials of stone, wood beams and wooden flooring mixed with beautiful furnishings. The residence opens in the direction of the water to provide the inhabitants sensational seaside views from every room. The residents are an active young family who enjoys entertaining frequent guests, so the interiors needed to be functional and withstand wear and tear. Both interior and exterior spaces are very bright, spacious, inviting, cozy and super beach friendly.
This cozy living room is very bright with all of the windows, offering slip covered sofas for easy cleaning and a cozy seating arrangement for great conversation. Furnishings are centrally situated around a stunning stone fireplace with a wood beamed mantel, grounded by a textured area rug that separates the space from the kitchen and living areas.
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This lovely bright and airy beach cottage offers inviting living spaces with great attention to detail, designed by Village Architects, located in Florida. Showcasing a playful beach style throughout the interiors, this stylish home is a comfortable living environment with materials and finishes that hold up to beach living. Lots of windows throughout the home allows light to penetrate the spaces and invites one to soak in the views of the tranquil ocean. Charming design and beach colored hues can be found throughout this home tour, so keep scrolling down and have a look at one beautifully designed beach house!
The ceiling in this gorgeous living room is comprised of white washed cedar shingles. The furnishings are arranged around the fireplace, which is composed of painted brick flooring to ceiling wall with a mahogany stained mantel and traditional style framing. A vibrant painting adds a punch of color to the otherwise white wall. Built-ins allow the homeowners to showcase personal decor items to add personality to the space. The whitewashed hickory flooring is covered with an area rug to add texture and bring in the blues of the sea. The blues are also picked up in the cozy furnishings. Two coffee tables allows for more functionality for entertaining guests.
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A wet bar separates the living area from the kitchen space. A warm mahogany finish is repeated on the bar countertop and bar stools. The kitchen island is a visually appealing mix of blue, white and chrome. A bay window and windows above the kitchen countertop allows natural light to illuminate the space.
The dining room shows some color repetition with the blue and white fabrics in the dining chairs and the same coloring in the trim around the dining table. A playful chandelier above the table is in keeping with the beach theme, simulating coral. Plantation shutters and beautiful woodworking details makes this space very inviting.
This charming bathroom features plantation shutter, marble countertops with dual sinks whitewashed hickory flooring and wood paneled walls comprised of whitewashed cypress.
Photos: Ron Rosenzweig
This mouth-watering Nantucket beach house was designed as a summer retreat for a young family by Ike Kligerman Barkley, located in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The charming home maintains the integrity of the local shingle style architecture, offering a fresh, relaxing place to unwind. The home was originally dark and closed off and did not have that beach style atmosphere that the family of five was looking for. After an extensive renovation and re-decoration of the property, this four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom beach pad showcases a perfect balance of modern and traditional design elements. The new open layout creates a harmonious transition between spaces, showcasing a soft color palette of neutrals, greens and blues and lots of coastal light. A mix of artisan woodwork, plush upholstery, exposed ceiling beams and hardwood flooring helps to provide unity throughout. Custom designed textiles and vintage light fixtures infuse warmth into the spaces.
Love Nantucket style homes? Have a look at some other ones we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, Expansive Estate on Nantucket Island: Squam Residence and Surfside Chic Nantucket beach house retreat.
This cozy inglenook behind the living room shares the same chimney, situated on an angle. The walls are clad in V-groove boards painted in a deep blue shade with a rubbed, weathered look.
The living room showcases a beautiful fireplace as its focal point, while furnishings in a perfect seating arrangement welcomes conversation. The fireplace surround is composed of a a honed bluestone.
Linen twill slipcovered furnishings allow for relaxed living and easy cleaning for the beach lifestyle. The paintings allow splashes of color into the space, while French doors on the right brings nature inside. Stepping out through the doors, one flows out to a pergola-covered deck.
The ceiling beams runs the span of the spaces, from kitchen to dining to living room, helping to creating unity. With all of the wood flooring (hand-scraped reclaimed white oak), area rugs helps to break up the spaces and add texture.
The shutters adds a casual feel to the home, while at the same time closing the kitchen off from the rest of the home when entertaining guests.
The family room is situated off the kitchen, with a casual beach feel demonstrated in the linen fabrics and bleached maple ceiling.
The master bedroom retreat is nestled upstairs with a quiet little sitting nook in front of the dormer windows for enjoying cool ocean breezes and soaking in the seaside views.
The master bath portrays a luxurious, more modern feel dressed in Calacatta marble. The glass enclosed shower helps make the area feel more spacious.
The home office is located just off the master suite decorated with fabric covered walls in a dark hue, inspiring one to get into work mode while vacationing at the beach.
Off the children’s bathroom is a secret hideaway designed for play.
Originally a freestanding single car garage, is now an art barn for the kids to work on all things creative.
Photos: Peter Aaron/Otto
This light and airy beach glam bungalow is a relaxing family vacation home by interior designer Lauren Christine Henno, located in Santa Barbara, California. The homeowners live in Arizona with their three young children and wanted a casual beach house that they could vacation in with their family. They were looking for a home that has a California coastal vibe feel and this home fit the bill perfectly! The home was in major need of a renovation, being originally dark and very closed off. The designers key objective was to lighten the space and create an airy appeal. The color palette was the jumping off point, selecting fabrics and hues with a be achy aesthetic, with splashes of modern glam. The walls were painted white with a hint of gray to keep the home feeling light. The baseboards and cabinetry where painted a vibrant white, a stark contrast from the original dark hues. The living room area is only 200 square feet, with low ceilings, having a light color palette helped to open the space up and make it more inviting. With airy fabrics and white tones on the walls, it helps create the illusion of spaciousness. With young children, the homeowners needed a space that would be functional and durable. Fitted slipcovers were used on the living room furniture so they could be easily cleaned if anything was spilled.
The homeowners spend most of their time in the living area when they are visiting, with a cozy sectional, it is perfect for family gatherings. The welcoming backyard can be seen from this vantage point, which is perfect if the children are outside playing. The designer’s secret for this small space was using lucite for the coffee table and repeating it for the kitchen island stools. Since the material is see-through, it creates the illusion of openness when space is at a premium. Almost everything was custom designed to fit the home, from the sofas and pillows to the striped rug. In case you were wondering where the white Mongolian pouf on the living room floor comes from, its one of our personal favorite stores, West Elm! We love how it can be moved around anywhere in the space for extra seating. What do you think, do you love this beach style home as much as we do?
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