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.
Photos: Courtesy of Cashmere Interior
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
This luxuriously stunning private beach house has been designed by Adam Design with Olivier Dain Perspectives and consultant designer Lesley Batchelor, is located on St Barths. The two storey main house consists of 8,611 square feet (800 square meters) of living space with master suite and two additional bedrooms with living area and kitchen. There are four independent buildings, three for guest accommodation and one for cinema and laundry. On the large beach front deck there are three beach buildings, outside dining and BBQ, lounge and a water closet, shower and beach access. There are a further two staff houses. This fabulous home has been featured on the cover of Elle Decoration and Belle magazine as well as in a luxury book ‘Summer Houses’ by Wim Pauwels.
Photos: Gaelle le Boulicaut
Cliffside Drive Residence is a family home designed by Natasha Barrault Design, offering an easy-living vibe and a strong connection to the outdoors in Point Dume, Malibu, California. This partial remodel, interior and exterior design is a joint project collaboration with architect-designer Hervé Daridan. The property 7,500 square foot (including guesthouse) belongs to a couple in the fitness industry and their 4-year-old son who had two main interests throughout the project: To get the property off the grid and do the entire project as sustainably as possible, and to create a truly comfortable home in which warmth and a peaceful atmosphere mattered most and the result would not be “overdecorated”.
From the designer: We achieved this in part by designing a lot of built in cabinetry which helped define spaces clearly whilst “melting” into the fabric of the house and contributing to the airy feel of the rooms. We choose organic materials in a definite but soft color palette and textiles are an important element throughout. We also assembled a selection of Art and objects for the house and collaborated on the exterior with Armfield Design & Construction.
Barrault strove for an easy-living, laid-back spirit in the furnishings. Slipcovered sofas and throw pillows in neutral hues, along with the option of floor seating, give the living room an informal feel.
One way that Daridan (the architect) let more light in was to replace all the railings on the decks and balconies with less obscuring materials. Today the living room feels bright because light easily enters the home.
The taupe tones in the Farrow & Ball wallpaper are brought out by the concrete countertop and sink in the guest bath. The combination of colors and the lotus pattern of the wall treatment enliven the entire space.
The multidirectional sofa allows the family to use and orient it according to their needs.
The living room is designed to shape shift into a language arts room for the clients’ home school. “We added specially designed furniture and elegantly protected the Paola Lenti ottomans and other pieces. When school is in session, the clients cover the Hans Wegner coffee table so that it can withstand the wear and tear of the school day,” states the designer.
Bolsters and cushions can be moved around for play or for guest seating, or even cleared to transform the sofa into a daybed.
The credenza was custom designed for the family; it houses books, toys and recycled plastic storage tubs by Plastica.
Instead of a gallery wall of framed photos, the clients opted for a magnetic wall that showcases artwork, family photos and love notes. “The wall is constantly evolving and keeps the space from feeling static,” states the designer.
Animal-shaped, whimsical throw pillows are scattered on the bed. Storage space and ample drawers give toys and other articles a place of their own.
The boy’s room has a table and Knoll chair for endless hours of reading, drawing and daydreaming. Balcony doors connect the space to the outside.
This bath was designed both for safety and fun. The tub floor is covered with an anti-slip mat; the shower can be filled as a shallow bath or used as a wading pool while an adult sits on the ledge to supervise.
Photos: Courtesy of Natasha Barrault Design
Fisher Street Residence is a modern beach house designed by Chris Barrett Design, exuding a casual sophistication, drawing influence from Frank Sinatra to the surf culture of Manhattan Beach, California. The open architecture seamlessly integrates the exterior elements with the vibrant color palette of the interior.
Named for its owner – interior designer and Southern California native Chris Barrett – the firm is renowned for its breathtaking residential interiors and chic commercial spaces. Alchemists with color, light, pattern and scale, Barrett and her team execute bold visions for their fast-growing portfolio of clients, consistently revealing functionally creative living spaces with a balanced look that is both dramatic yet restrained.
Photos: Courtesy of Chris Barrett Design
This traditional beach cottage gets a makeover by Kate Jackson Design, situated along the shoreline in the coastal village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The 900 square foot, three bedroom, two bath cottage is adjacent to the main house and is used by the clients kids and grandchildren on the weekends and summer holidays. The designer kept mostly to the overall beach cottage aesthetic, yet avoiding typical nautical interiors around the area. “I knew that I had to push the envelope a bit with this cottage, because the space would be occupied by my clients’ kids and grandkids, who are young and hip and want a space that reflects their youthful spirit,” says Jackson. The design challenge in this cottage was adding elements of surprise within the context of a traditional beach cottage feel.
The living room brings in summer with a plump sofa and a casually placed throw sharing the space with the clients’ weathered trunk. Jackson is a big fan of the fig-leaf throw pillow print. “I’m really pleased to see Peter Dunham create such a gorgeous fabric with fig leaves; they’re a great way to go botanical without going overboard with florals,” she says.
Due to the living room’s unique floor plan, Jackson persuaded her clients to embrace a cream-colored hide area rug versus an expected rectangular sisal rug.
“I found these mid-century wicker chairs online and rooted them to the present with textiles,” says Jackson. The designer also framed sea sponges and coral pieces in driftwood frames.
The china cabinet in the background of this image used to be filled with mismatched dishes and porcelain pieces. Jackson gave the cabinet a second life by removing the untouched pieces and filling the corner display with miniature oil canvases, vintage leather books and family keepsakes.
A striped lumbar pillow and a framed piece of coral steer the dining area in the direction of charming coastal cottage style.
Jackson replaced the original brass and crystal light fixture in the dining room with a fun turquoise fixture custom made to fit the room’s small scale. The Pottery Barn dining set was painted a matte black and white to better show off the chandelier’s punchy color.
The designer found vintage postcards of Watch Hill on eBay and framed them in the dining area. The rolling hills and surrounding gardens are brought indoors with greenery and flowers in vases.
A breakfast nook marries a traditional cottage feel (beadboard panel and ceiling) with colorful accents (punchy throw pillow pattern and teal tableware).
The rope-covered loft-bed pillar is a nod to the cottage’s nautical roots in White Hill; the cottage is just a few minutes from the beach.
Vintage saris made into shams and bolster covers dictated Jackson’s design path in the bedroom. “I found the saris online and thought that they would make an eclectic addition to the space. Throughout the process, I just went with what I felt like I would want to see and feel in a beach cottage,” she says.
When it came to dressing the oak floors, the designer opted for faux fur over sisal or jute in this corner bedroom sitting area. “Everyone expects natural fiber rugs in a beach cottage, so it’s refreshing to see different textures mixed in with pieces that feel comfortable and familiar,” says Jackson.
Jackson says she was lucky to have carte blanche with each room in the guest cottage. The most memorable moment during the design process happened on the final day of installation; her clients had arrived at the cottage and left her a voicemail, telling her how much they loved the cottage’s new look.
Photos: Nat Rea Photography
A coastal chic bedroom style can be created wherever you live with the help of our collection of inspiring beach bedroom design ideas and tips on how to achieve the look. Bunk rooms, island-style suites, gorgeous guest quarters, each of these beach-inspired sleeping spaces has a look worthy of imitation. A beach inspired room design should create a calm and peaceful feel in the space. Be careful not to go too crazy with the theme and keep your accessories low-key. Muted colors and light fabrics are perfect in coastal style rooms. If you have dark furniture, consider using a lighter neutral color on the wall to warm up the space. Consider using a painting as a focal point in your bedroom and pull your colors from it for a theme, carrying it out throughout the room. Be sure to add texture to your room with pillows or rugs. Bedding for your beach themed room should be inspired by the colors at the beach, but you do not have to have seashells or surfers on it. If you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out 46 Casual beach chic rooms to inspire for some more design ideas!
In kid-friendly spaces such as the image above, there’s no such thing as pattern overload. Combine stripes, polka dots, and prints with chenilles and cottons for a lighthearted look. Pick a two-tone palette, such as green and blue, and use several shades of each hue.
A piece of salvaged crown molding serves as a shelf and holds a collection of sea coral above an understated metal bed.
Boost character in a beach bedroom with simple board walls. Mix up the look by placing some boards vertically and some horizontally, as though they were installed on a whim.
Every well-stocked guest room should have extra pillows and blankets, books and magazines, bottles of water, and cut flowers. Little touches go a long way to make guests feel welcome.
Enlarge a small space by coating every surface in white. The absence of color opens up areas that have limited natural light, making them feel airier. Add texture with building materials and textiles to keep a pale scheme from falling flat.
Typically reserved for the porch, hanging beds command attention when installed indoors. Teak platforms suspended from heavy-gauge rope play up a nautical look and create sleeping quarters your guests will fight over. You’ll need to attach the ropes to sturdy beams or studs, so be sure you have the support before you buy the materials. Engineered hardwood flooring echoes the rich graining of the bed platforms, and offers tropical-wood appeal at a fraction of the cost. It’s environmentally friendly, too!
Allow a fabric you love to play a starring role in the room. Select a graphic print with a large repeat and spread it around. Show it off on bedding, a headboard, accent pillows, and seat cushions. Paint walls, furniture, floors, and accessories the same color as the fabric’s background to help the look hang together.
Make slumber parties a cinch with a summer camp–style setup―no sleeping bag required. Place some type of storage close to the beds to hold spare towels, sheet or blankets. Creates nooks for children to have easy access to their toys. Canvas cots provide extra sleeping spaces in a pinch and are easy to fold up and store when not needed.
This beach-inspired bunk room is also home to this black cabinet, which houses nautical artifacts and aquatic-themed artwork. Old tennis rackets hang above art, reinforcing the room’s sporty theme.
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