Blue and white may be a predictable formula for a Hamptons beach house, but boy, does it work here. There are elements in this beach house, decorated by Amanda Nisbet, that are pretty close to perfection for me (as I plan the decoration of my imaginary-maybe-in-the-future-if-my-dreams-came-true house on the sea). I love this first pic (above) for the colour palette but also for the detail, the contrasting piping on the sofas, the blue seagrass wallpaper, the geometric cushion and the glimpse through to the entry foyer (Amanda looks pretty great too!).
Did I mention perfection? Everything about this entry appeals to me, from the double-height ceiling, to the gently curved staircase, to the fabric on the entry table and its hexagonal shape. The square transoms in the doors take me back to this post I wrote on another Hamptons house.
Lots of natural elements and texture in the family room (above) balance out the dark blues. The pop of red adds life and vitality. The red coral cushion reminds me of the one in this post.
I’m so drawn to abstract art at the moment, and keep wondering if I could do some myself (yes, I know it’s much harder than it looks). It really helps to balance out classic-style furniture. Just like I love antique oils with gilt frames paired with modern furniture. Anyway, off the point! Love the way Amanda chose a painting with a colour and shapes that are reminiscent of the seaside location.
Another example of modern, abstract art really ‘making’ a space, in the kitchen (above). LOVE the colours in this painting.
I want white-painted timber work on my dream house walls just this (above). A continuous runner would have created a tunnel-like effect; here the separate runners break it up and draw attention to the architecture. So beautiful.
Gotta love a lilac bedroom! That fabric on the bedhead and curtains is gorgeous.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!Interiors by amanda nisbet, style at home