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.
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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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Cabo Retreat is a beautiful oceanfront oasis filled with exquisite antiques, by interior design studio, Cashmere Interior, located on the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The design studio was handed a completed home with a very formal and feminine aesthetic. The new homeowners were looking for elegance, but also wanted comfort and relaxation to exude when they walked through the door.
Cashmere delivered this oasis that encompassed the Mexican geographical location, the function of a family beach home, and an aesthetic that is quintessential Cashmere: relaxed, clean lines, eclectic, worldly, and functional.
The team at Cashmere Interior is a fresh mix of talented designers who are savvy to yesterday’s beauty, today’s styles and tomorrow’s innovations. Cashmere Interior has a simple philosophy: give our clients a home they will love for years to come. Using our extensive design background and high level of customer service, making every aspect of the client experience enjoyable.
We are a residential interior design firm focusing on high-end furnishings, fabrics, accessories and art. Our look is classic; we are never too trendy, never too dated. We will give you the look of fresh sophistication combined with the warmth and functionality of a comfortable home. While we customize every home to fit the needs of the individual and the family, we specialize in an eclectic mix of collected antiques with contemporary furnishings and clean lines. The design of your home will feel collected and personal rather than purchased from a showroom floor.
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Home on the Waves is a shingled Gambrel style seaside residence designed by Katie Rosenfeld Design, located in Cohasset, a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. This cozy beach house is home to a young family with little kids who lead an active, outdoor lifestyle. The designer’s goal was to create a bespoke, colorful and eclectic interior that looked sophisticated and fresh, but that was tough enough to withstand salt, sand and wet kids galore.
The palette of coral and blue is an obvious choice, but we tried to translate it into a less expected, slightly updated way, hence the front door! Liberal use of indoor-outdoor fabrics created a seamless appearance while preserving the utility needed for this full time seaside residence.
Photos: Michael J Lee
Casa Atrevida is a luxurious, environmentally friendly vacation retreat designed by Luz de Piedra Arquitectos, located on a woodsy private refuge on the shores of the breathtaking Playa Preciosa, in Puerto Jimenez, the largest town on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
You can stay at this luxury beachfront property surrounded by a forest abundant with exotic animals, with rates starting at $315 per night, sleeping 10, from here.
This unique 3,229 square foot (300 square meters) house is environmentally friendly, made from bamboo (Guadua), as a structural material for earthquake resistance. Attractive material, from a short cycle of growth, therefore, with a smaller ecological footprint in this environment so rich into biodeversity matters. A roof garden is used to cool down and improve the integration to the landscape from the second level.
The retreat is constructed in a modern tropical style, and was designed to be perfectly integrated into the beautiful natural surroundings.
Guests are sure to have a memorable experience thanks to the immense natural beauty of the region, the personalized service, and an experience designed for your utmost comfort.
This is a recreational house, with it´s own carekeepers studio. It was made with Bambu(Guadua) as the structural element, designed to be seismic resistant. An atractive material that has a short growing cycle, thus reducing carbon footprint in a forested area.
The house has five bedrooms and can accommodate a maximum of ten people. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. All of the bedrooms are stylishly decorated and are furnished with a desk or vanity.
The four bedrooms on the second level are identical and have views of the garden/terrace and the treetops around the house. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with two twin-sized beds. The other two are each furnished with a queen-sized bed. All rooms are protected from insects by mosquito nets or mashrabiyas so that you can fully take advantage of the natural beauty that the property has to offer.
The fifth bedroom, which is located on the ground floor, is a luxurious master bedroom. Furnished with a king-sized bed, a spacious bathroom, and a desk, the master bedroom includes wonderful views of the natural surroundings. Each bedroom comes equipped with a ceiling fan. The kitchen is fully equipped. The kitchen/dining room/living room area is designed to be a comfortable interior with beautiful views of the exterior to optimize your experience.
Photos: Sergio Pucci
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