Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Malibu Re-do

Coastal Living is the kind of magazine that comes along once in awhile and reminds you how pissed you are that you don't own a beach house. Regardless, they usually do have some fabulous digs and beautiful imagery, such as this editorial shot by Lisa Romerein. Designer Sasha Emerson squeezed this project into four short weeks so a Los Angeles family with three teenagers could enjoy the rest of the summer.

The Pacific Ocean facing pad was built in 1990 and filled with faux antiques and monochromatic clutter. The dining room features a wood table top reclaimed from an old bowling lane. Tres chic!

Sasha incorporated a smaller sofa and linen wrapped poufs to create a cozy seating area.

Go to colors for the beach include turquoise, emerald green and deep marine blue. The white walls provide a clean backdrop for pops of color.

A functional but easy storage space is created with a Parsons style desk and colorful accessories.

Tall ceilings in the master bedroom with floor to ceiling doors and windows provide lots of natural light. And one of the most frequently used spaces of the house are the decks to the outside beach. Parents can have a little quiet time on their private deck outside the master bedroom.

If you own a house in Malibu, chances are you will gain several friends from May - September. And teenagers to the mix and you can count of frequent house guests. In the boys room, the clever use of bunk beds provides ample sleeping quarters for summer friends.

The girls room is full of white, red and turquoise. I love the vintage Barbie print hanging over the bed, very fitting.

An last but not least, a very beachy kitchen. French limestone counters, open cabinets, stainless appliances and oak cabinetry was all original to the home. Sasha decluttered counter tops and added the islands to provide plenty of prep space.


The Townhouselady said...

Oh I really like this. It's so perfect for the location.

Hello Lover... said...

Gorgeous! I adore those shelves in the living room!

...love Maegan said...

oh I love it ..I also love "Faux antiques & monochromatic color" ..lolol!

The Zhush said...

Now adding to my list of wants, a dining room table made from an old bowling lane...to be filed right under a beach house with kick ass views of the water! Wow!