When you think of a quintessential Malibu home, images of light blue and white interiors, linen fabrics, and plenty of natural sunlight likely come to mind. The tried and true beachy style that's instantly reminiscent of the West Coast also happens to define the newly redecorated home of actress Minnie Driver. Located in the picturesque Los Angeles beach town, Driver's Malibu home recently underwent a major makeover with the help of One Kings Lane and the result is simply stunning.
While you might associate the brand with intricately designed traditional rugs and vintage offerings, Driver's light and airy beach house prove that One Kings Lane has so much more to offer. It's also clear that Driver's own personal style and tastes shine through in this project.
"I'm very, very hands-on," Driver says. "I knew very much what I wanted," the actress continues. Her vision for the coastal abode was a serene space filled with simple pieces for a fresh and clean look. "I didn't want a huge amount of pattern and I wanted it to be this kind of streamlined, calm space, so that was my jumping off point," she adds.
It's clear that she and the One Kings Lane Interior Design team were able to bring this vision to life. Take a look inside the tranquil home below to see the final design. It will have you planning a trip to the beach.
Driver admits that before they got started on the project, the home was a bit misproportioned. "It was lovely and charming, but I wanted something that really worked as a space to entertain in," she explains. Now, with a proper layout and some absolutely beautiful pieces, the home is ready for guests.
Even this built-in bookcase surrounding the television feels streamlined and simple thanks to the subtle color coordination of all the small decorations. Each piece fits into the blue, white, and natural motif that is found throughout the home.
Could it get any beachier than this corner? This part of the living features an accent chair with blue cushions to complement the light blue shade of paint on the wall and the striped rug on the floor. Similar shades of wood found on the chair, accent table, and surfboard also tie the space together. "When I'm there, I surf, we ride our bikes everywhere, we skateboard," Driver explains. It's clear her lifestyle has seeped into the home's décor as well.
Although Driver admits that she wasn't after too many patterns, these throw pillows seem to be a welcome exception. The blues, reds, and whites lend themselves to the nautical theme of the beach house.
Driver was able to source unique pieces from her designers as she designed her dream home. "I went through the website—and it's super extensive, the One Kings Lane website—and I created wish lists, which is just such a great way of figuring out what you like," Driver explains. "And then the design team synthesized that and they added things that I hadn’t thought of," she adds.
Every nook and cranny of the home is filled with charming design details. We love the combination of layered jute and patterned rugs in the living room on top of light, hardwood floors. It feels cozy, but appropriate for the environment.
The dining room features a rug similar to the one found in the living room to tie the spaces together. It's a well-lit space thanks to large, sliding glass doors that lead outside and light blue kitchen cabinets liven up the room with a pop of color. A rustic pendant light hangs from the ceiling and fits in with the rest of the beachy décor perfectly.
"I was absolutely blown away," Driver says, commenting on the final result of her home. Everything from the larger pieces of furniture to the smaller details shown here on the dining room table come together to create the calming, peaceful home the actress was looking for.
Finally, the master bedroom is filled with relaxing elements, from the sky blue walls and the large bed to the abstract artwork and outdoor accessibility. "It is so beyond what I expected," Driver says. "I knew it was going to be lovely, because we picked everything out, but seeing it go from rendered drawings to actually there in the space, it’s made me so happy. I absolutely love it."