There are a few things I really love about this room. The first is that it’s a beautiful room that feels ‘beachy’ but in an Australian way, not like so many of the beach houses we all admire from overseas, and from the U.S. in particular!
The second is how well the limited colour scheme works here – it’s really just timber, white and that glorious shade of teal green, which is used in the upholstery and picked up in the painting and accessories. It really shows how successful a room can be if you stick to the colours from an artwork and aren’t tempted to throw in a lot of competing colour or pattern.
Finally, I love the pairing of casual, ‘beach house’ pieces (wicker chairs, rustic console, barnacle clump) with a luxurious velvet for the furnishings. That sheen and texture alone, for me, really makes this room.
On that note, I’ll leave you for the weekend, have a great one! xx
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
I love the shades of blue, green, seafoam and turquoise in this home by Jill Johnson and Suzanne Ascher of Waterleaf Interiors. Such great colours and decor for a house by the sea! On a cold and rainy day like today (I think winter is here) a beach house holiday is just what I feel like!