Can contemporary interior design work in a beach house? I actually had to look up what the definition of contemporary was just to clarify. According to http://wiki.answers.com, “Contemporary style offers simple, soft and uncluttered look. White, creams, light blues and accents colors like red and green add warmth. Individual pieces of furniture are essentials of contemporary style. The lighting fixtures are installed to highlight specific element or piece like paintings, pictures etc.” Lo and behold, I love contemporary interior design and didn’t even know it, silly me!
To go back to the original question of whether this style can work in a beach house, it certainly can! Here are some prime examples for your review. Let me know what you think. Is this style for you?
A fresh contemporary beach cottage living room with turquoise and yellow accents that is just off the kitchen. Design by Annie Lowengart and photo by David Duncan Livingston. http://www.annlowengart.com
This tranquil master bedroom suite includes a small seating area, beautiful views and an interior hallway to the master bathroom & closet. All furnishings in this space are available through Martha O’Hara Interiors. www.oharainteriors.com
This San Diego contemporary beach bedroom and dining room was designed by Lilium Designs. Photography by Dane Wirtzfeld. http://liliumdesigns.com
This small space bathroom features many small space tricks, including the perfect combination of mirror and glass, a beautiful floating vanity and an ample amount of storage in all of the right places. Photography by Brandon Barre.
Pictured below is an exclusive update of a 1948 redwood bungalow by Sheldon Harte. This contemporary home is located in Orange County, California. Fabric on the chairs and throw pillows are from Galbraith & Paul’s Heatwave. http://hartebrownlee.com/Contemporary Living Room by Laguna Beach Architect Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design
…and the contemporary beach house dining room. What a view!
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