After a long winter, beaches are everyone’s go-to destination in the summer. From blue skies to the sounds of the ocean the colors and textures of the beach really have a psychological calming effect that tends to put people at ease.
So, let’s take all of the beauty that beaches offer and use some of those colors and textures into a living room. Most of the homes on the list are close to water themselves, however, that doesn’t mean that you have to move to a beach home in order to achieve the look.
You can achieve the same look in a Manhattan apartment or a house in the Midwest. You might get inspired and make your own endless summer right in the comfort of your living room.
Check out the sandy texture of the beautiful Madagascar cloth from Quadrille that covers the walls of this living room in a Bahamas home. It was designed by Andrew Raquet Interior Design.
The sand inspired wallcoverings looks great with the Alan Campbell fabric that is on the window. The faux-bamboo screen was also designed by Raquet, while the vintage chairs are from 20th Century Galery, and the shell wall brackets are by Currey & Co.
Another beautiful Bahamas house, it is owned by the decorator Alessandra Branca. The cushions on the vintage armchairs are in a Bennison print, while the clad on the campaign chair is in an Alessandra Branca for Schumacher stripe simulating summer awnings or sun umbrellas patterns typically found on a beach.
This Dominican Republic estate was designed by Genevieve Faure. The biggest decoration pieces used here were lamps. The large bronze vase is from Ilumel that can be found in Punta Cana, while the pair of vintage hurricane vases is from John Rosselli Antiques.
The best aspects of this room are definitely the built-in sofas. They are on simple bases made out of concrete, but the cushions are upholstered in a Kravet fabric.
Above, a Woodside, California residence owned by Anne and Edward Strom has a pair of the most beautiful vintage Michael Taylor sofas to add a softer touch in the living room. The sisal is by RH, the floor lamps are by Chakib Richani, and we can see the wonderful Texas shell stone that lines the fireplace.
This home in Shelter Island, New York is owned by a young family that had Piccione Architecture & Design do all of the renovation and decoration.