This beach house is an example of how beautiful design doesn't have to cost a fortune. As long as there is a strong design plan in place, you can achieve the look for less.
Furnished & styled entirely in Ikea, West Elm & HomeGoods, we were able to keep the design within budget while still achieving the beach-y, nautical look our client desired.
We also balanced out budget with finishes. Going with the budget option on the floors meant we could splurge a bit on counter tops. All the while keeping our overall design plan in tact.
The goal was to create a comfy, cheerful, beach-inspired home, ready to be filled for family vacations. The clients also wanted the option to offer the home as a vacation rental & so maximizing sleeping arrangements & entertainment space was a consideration. It also meant that furnishings should be easily replaced without excessive costs.
Full size bunk-beds in one of the bedrooms make the home able to accommodate an optimal number of guests.
Keeping the furniture small in profile & light in palette makes the space open & airy with the focus on the most important feature: the beach.
The beach-y palette was inspired by the sea views just outside the sliding doors & was incorporated throughout the home with paint colors, finishes, tile, textiles & artwork.
Styling pieces were kept simple also. Shells, sea glass & driftwood alone can turn a space nautical.
And the unexpected pop? A pale yellow front door to distinguish the cottage with a sunny entry.