The coast is a constant source of inspiration for interior design, but while we love the sand and surf, our idea of a beachside home is less shack and more chic. We err on the side of sophistication and this stunning family residence in Manhattan Beach, California, has nailed the city and seaside balance. Los Angeles–based interior designer Annette English completely remodeled the home (which is located just a few dozen steps from the beach), replacing the weathered walls with clean whites, pops of color, and tactile textures. The family wanted to create a space that accommodated the practical needs of a family while adhering to their contemporary taste.
"It was important for them to have a modern vernacular (with regards to the architecture and furnishings)," English told MyDomaine. "They wanted an open floor plan that felt as spacious and airy as possible but with a lot of warmth. The house is a jewel box and has many special moments." We couldn't agree more. Ahead, English shares her thoughts on the styling for each room.
"The client's stunning artwork collection can be seen throughout the home, even in this space for casual dining."
"Integrated appliances and classic barstools keep this kitchen simple and clean."
"This area has a state-of-the-art entertainment center, ideal for family movie night when the kids are in town."
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"Pops of orange liven up this light-filled space for formal entertainment."
"A custom built-in bed is accented by distinctive lighting which became the focal point of this room."
"Clean lines, simple and sophisticated finishes, and ample storage make for the perfect shared master bath."
How would you decorate a beachside home? Do you prefer this glam look or a scaled-back shack?