get the look: contemporary oceanfront beauty

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  It’s cold and rainy and gray today and it’s mornings like these that make me wish I was at the beach. There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a soft blanket, a cup of tea and watching the rain (or even better, snow!) fall on the sea.  This oceanfront home, designed by David Netto, is heavenly.  I’m not usually drawn to contemporary spaces, but everything about this house is fun and fresh, with a great mix of sophisticated furnishings, natural materials, gorgeous lighting, lacquered powder blue coffered ceilings, beautiful artwork and unexpected details like pops of fuschia and tangerine.  Sophisticated elements like a gorgeous, oversize Venetian mirror and tufted linen sofa feel much more casual and welcoming thanks to striped dhurrie rugs, seagrass baskets and throw pillows in fun patterns.  I LOVE…..

Shingle-style will always be chic in my book.  The exterior is very Something’s Gotta Give-esque, don’t you think?

There is so much to love in this entry – from the black painted ceiling, Dutch door and orange painted bookshelves to the oversize driftwood table, fireplace and chic bench and dhurrie (to sit a spell and take all the loveliness in).  Seriously, this entry is bigger than my first apartment….

I am OBSESSED with this whitewashed ceiling and painted crossbeams in the living area! Working with vaulted walls this high can be tough to decorate but here a gallery wall and stunning Venetian mirror do an excellent job of making it feel cozy.  Love the back-to-back tufted sofa:

Lacqured powder blue floors, a round table, oversize art and a chandelier that looks more like a piece of art are showstoppers in the dining room:

Navy blue built-ins are yumy in this sitting area:

Another sitting area is light and bright (probably from the reflection of the water beyond the windows!)  Love the pale gray planked walls, another Venetian mirror and the teal painted backs of the bookshelves for a little pop of color!

Handpainted seascape wallpaper in the powder room…be still my heart!

Fuschia and orange are a lovely contrast in an otherwise all-white space:

Here are my picks for getting a similar look:

America’s Cup painting / Zimba lumbar pillow / Katsugi pillow / Clam shell / Seagrass basket

Driftwood table / Striped dhurrie rug / Ginger jars / Fossil study / Seagrass poof

To see more of this fabulous oceanfront home, click here

Happy Monday!



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  1. Teri Russell on January 12, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    These rooms are too busy for my taste. I usually love all your posts.

  2. Kelly Stivers on January 13, 2015 at 12:43 am

    It's definitely a bit different from what I normally post (and what I'm drawn to, for that matter!), Teri…but I think that's what I like most about it! Hope you're off to a great start this week!

  3. Sweet Sticky Rainbow on January 13, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I like the ships in the bathroom. I may have to try that one myself.

  4. Kelly Stivers on January 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    It's hand painted wallpaper from Gracie and it is amazing!

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