Summer is coming, it doesn’t feel like it with the cold weather we’ve had here lately… but it’s coming! At a lunch meeting yesterday everyone was talking about Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and other amazing summer places, and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to have a beach house and listen to the sound of crashing waves… What a nice way that would be to spend the summer. I’m designing a bunch of “online” rooms for LiveLikeYou (it will launch — just taking FOREVER!!!) and looking at great products and designs. There’s so many ways you can go with a beach house, but right now I loving driftwood, shell pieces, rugged carpets and the colors of the sea sand- you just can’t go wrong. And you won’t get tired of it I think.
I’ve seen a lot of cool driftwood mirrors lately. Feels like part of the beach on the wall.
Love this simple rustic feeling at the beach…
Great pale blue chest from Bungalow 5 would be nice in a bedroom.
A good old fashioned rugged and “beachy” blue and white striped carpet never feels wrong I think.
Fresh, modern kitchen fits by the sea I think. Designed by one of my favorite designers Amanda Nisbet.
A simple slip covered look with a striped carpet and bamboo shades. Love a chandelier made from natural materials.
Abalone shell and wood feels right.
Marjorie Skouras white shell chandelier is a masterpiece.
Wicker, jute and slip covers in colors of the ocean – you really don’t need to do much more I think.
Sea and beach right in the kicthen.
I even like all out shell pieces like this beautiful night stand.
Another great design by Amanda Nisbet. Red accents would be great as well.
Blue coral from Thomas Paul and red coral by PabloMekis.
Driftwood console. Simple but cool.
Love this more formal blue and white look. What’s not to like?