We Saved this Beach House!
One of our favorite clients came to us for some design inspiration for their second home on the beach. Their intent was to fix it up minimally to use for a couple of years, then tear it down and build a new home. This dilapidated beach house hadn’t been updated since the 1960’s but after we got involved, everything changed. The house was transformed and our design converted the space into a casual, charming, happy retreat for family and friends. Our clients loved the end result so much, they decided they certainly didn’t need to tear it down!
The Design Objective – Maximize Comfort
Our clients asked us to maximize comfortable seating and sleeping space, so we tucked in plenty of functionality for their needs. This dining area lent itself well to a square, casual, high top table with stools—better able to talk and see the beach and ocean! Our interior design included washed wood, and blue, green and grey tones. The ceiling planks and shell details all contributed to the feeling of the ocean and pier, and created a restful space for instant vacation mode.
We played up the assets of the master bedroom—the long, rectangular space is on the second story, so the view is everything! Our linen custom window treatments flutter in the breeze and beautifully frame the ocean view. The sitting area faces the ocean, and includes a sofa sleeper for extra sleeping space.
Our Design Inspiration
Our homeowners wanted to be sure to have plenty of room for visiting grandchildren, and a bunkhouse was just the thing for a fun solution. Besides the bunkbeds, there is a daybed and trundle. We especially like the window treatment topper we made to look like shutters that close off a beach house window for a storm.
Playful, cheerful colors and plenty of storage for toys really made the room a hit for all! We can do it for you too! Contact Designs Of The Interior for your next interior design project and let us help you get inspired!