Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A Shingled Malibu Beach House...

Rustic beach houses make my heart race and this one I found in Architectural Digest perhaps even more than others.  The exterior is reminiscent of a shingled house you would find in New England and the interior is simple, uncomplicated and loaded with vintage antiques from different eras.  The entrance is adorned with a barber pole from the 19th century, heavy antiques jacks are used as door stops and a massive vintage American flag makes a bold colour statement right when you come in. 

The flooring is a definite show-stopper for me... Interior designer Karin Blake had the wide-planked walnut aged in order for it to exude even more warmth and coziness. The eating and living area are an open space concept with a massive stone fireplace acting as an anchor for the entire room. I love the windsor kitchen chairs and 1940's painted whale weathervane on the table. The cupboard is also vintage, dating back to the 1800's and the cast-iron clown head is from Coney Island cerca 1930. The kitchen has to be my favorite part of the house. More specifically, the barn-like cabinet doors with strap hinges and rat-tail pulls. Love that!

For more pictures and accompanying article, click here

Interior Design by Karin Blake 
Photography by David O. Marlow

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