Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sea Blue and White - Always a Classic Beach House Look

How can you go wrong decorating with blue and white in a beach house?  Mixing stripes, florals, seashells - the possibilities are endless!  It's also a style that can look "beachy" with out being obvious, simply remember to use a little restraint, and edit, edit, edit.

Check out this Malibu cozy beach house total renovation from Barbara Grushow Designs.  Oh mi goodness, am drooling.....

 A room full of collected treasures mixed with crisp denim blue stripes, and natural elements of white seashells and a classic sisal area rug screams "coastal",  and I think can be very welcoming.

Another glimpse of that glorious view!  The wood elements in the twisted lamp bases and those fabulous honey-toned polished chunky wood side tables enhance the nature outside and warm up the room beautifully.  Not too sure about the fringe on the lamp shades - I might have chosen simple natural textured linen...

 Not so sure that I would have that many things on my coffee table, I really need a spot for books and my coffee cup, but I do like the blue and white pottery bowl full of mosaic seashell balls.  And a beach room can always use a vintage model sailboat!  

Using the same denim blue and white striped upholstery fabric on the dining room chairs does a good job of tying the two rooms together. It also gives the dining room a more casual inviting feel.  Love that round bamboo mirror - very British Colonial!

Totally decadent and totally Southern California - can't you just imagine having a dinner party beside the sea with your very own outdoor fireplace? I think the hanging candle fixtures and blue glass Moroccan style lanterns just add that extra special element.


Or maybe we should dine out here with a gorgeous Pacific Ocean sunset?  The tiny shell covered candelabra is a very nice touch!  

You can see all of the interior portfolio shots of this gorgeous Malibu Beach home on Barbara Grushow's site - Barbara Grushow Design.  Lovely work.  Reminds me a little of Barclay Butera's style, but a little less formal.  

Have a great Tuesday!

1 comment:

Maya Nagel said...

Love the living room! But it's a bit over decorated for my taste. Would definitely remove a few things. Agree with you on the table. Need space to put things there!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

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