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At Home: Coastal Retreat

As summer is upon us, I find myself daydreaming of escaping town to some remote coastal locale that boasts stretches of white sandy beaches alongside an endless turquoise ocean that blurs the horizon line between water and sky, making one indistinguishable from the other. While the shores of Mykanos, the Seychelles or even East Hampton are well out of my reach, I will be taking as many weekend trips as I can manage to Malibu. (Which isn’t that bad of a deal, I admit!) There, I will longing gaze at the homes perched precariously upon the sloping hillsides, privy to sweeping views of expansive shoreline and cozy cottages nestled between the beach mansions whose back doors open up to the sand and let my design imagination create a seaside retreat that would make me feel as if far away from the daily grind. A relaxed comfortable sofa atop a natural jute rug, paired with touches of carmel leather, and coupled with bohemian prints casually placed below a milky glass bubble chandelier that evokes a restrained touch of glamour makes me feel like it’s summer any time of year. I could waltz into this sea side shack with sandy feet, salty skin and feel miles and miles away.

[1] Campaign Chair [2] Jayson Home and Garden Muriel Chandelier [3] Robert Abbey Wavy Lamp [4] Jayson Home and Garden Hutton Coffee Table [5] Nate Berkus Jute Rug [6] Furbish Peach Dots Pillow [7] Urban Outfitters Faceted Wood Side Table [8] Pine Cone Hill Veena Blue Pillow [9] Malibu Market Ghost Sofa [10] Furbish Rigsby X-Bench

As summer begins, we’re sharing adventures near and far. We invite you to experience the transformative power of travel with us.

Author Description

Alyssa Boland

A former life as an urban planner led Alyssa to her career as a high-end interior designer. An aesthetics junkie, she shares a passion for architecture, fashion, caffeine, a love of dance, and all things French. Find her online at Alyssa Boland Interior Design, follow on Pinterest.

  • AshleyFauset
    I want to melt into that couch with a good book, then nap in a dreamy seaside breeze. This post is such a lovely mid-day escape, Alyssa. Thanks!


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