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Colorful Beach House Project

I’m currently working on the interiors of a charming beach house for a young family who has a love of color. Here is what I’ve pulled together so far…


I think the use of color in this seaside home is wonderful (from New York Spaces magazine).  Since my clients are urban New Yorkers, I think the home should be a relaxed and beachey, but also a little funky and unexpected.

In Feng Shui, the shape of the octagon represents balance. I’d love to use this coffee table from Room Service  in the living room…

 along with a fabulous tufted sofa in burnt orange velvet. (If you are familiar with Feng Shui and want to bring “Earth” element remedy into your home — which is grounding and comforting — this is a perfect color.)

In the dining room (or maybe the screened porch) I’m starting with this fixture from Curry & Co. (The turquoise blue beading represents the “Water” element in Feng Shui – good for abundance.)

                   It would be great over a simple zinc table like this from Home Decorators. (Zinc is a good “Metal” remedy and protects health.)

This festive bamboo dinnerware from Viva Terra  fits beautifully (and in Feng Shui, its a nice “Wood” remedy – health):

For the kids playroom,  I am considering the classic Mah Jong modular seating from Roche Bobois – comfy and cool.

My clients recently had a baby girl, and based on her birthday, her Feng Shui element is “Fire”. Therefore, the best colors for her room are fire-tones of red, purple or hot pink. This bed  is perfect. (Yes its big, but she can grow into it)! 

 For the kids rooms, the eco friendly Indi B kids rugs are so sweet and totally safe:

 I would like to turn a small space at the top of the stairs into a reading nook something like this (by Ann Wolf):

Check back for Part 2 of this project, including colorful outdoor furniture, and great accessories for the bathroom and kitchen.

If you have any “bright” ideas to offer, feel free to share!



1 Vickimgivens { 05.30.12 at 8:16 pm }

Love the colors, these ideas make me smile just looking at them so I can imagine how great to live with them!

2 george { 07.11.12 at 7:46 am }

Superb post.I like all these pics.You have shared really unique & real information with us .Keep it up.

3 Land in Victoria { 08.30.12 at 12:38 am }

Wow.superb pics.Good job.I would like to read your more updates.Keep them coming.

4 Property in Cyprus { 09.05.12 at 2:34 am }

Well done great job.Keep it up.

5 Lori J Brewer { 12.26.15 at 2:41 pm }

I am looking for a comforter similar to the floral one above. I bought mine at Dollar General Store and it is made for PEM America is the only information I have. The closest replacement I have found is the one pictured above with the Pink Headboard. Any information on where to buy this one would be appreciated.

6 Reiko { 07.24.16 at 4:30 pm }

Hi Lori, I’m not sure where that comforter is from, sorry. Let me know if you have other questions that I might be able to help you with.

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