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Category: Beach Life

A 1700’s British Colonial Home Beautifully Restored in the Bahamas

Jewel Box Harbour Island homeowner Trish Becker, a New York jewelry designer, had watched as this historic cottage across the street from where is lived went through multiple fruitless attempts at a restoration. It was among a small number of cottages from the island’s original British Colonization that…

Bring Your Surfboard Inside!

I’m lucky enough to live at the beach so I very often see surfboards but they’re usually used for surfing! Either way, a surfboard is an awesome object that gives an edgy beach look to your space. Whether it’s your old board covered in…

Venice Beach Luxurious Private Compound

This 1951 Venice Beach home feels like a sanctuary even though it’s just steps from Abbot Kinney. The two story, corner lot compound features high ceilings, large entertaining areas as well as a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces, all set amid a lush tropical garden…

The Surf Lodge in Montauk is a Surfers Haven

The Surf Lodge is an east coast summertime paradise. This boutique hotel in the Long Island hamlet of Montauk is located at the far end of Long Island, a little over three hours’ drive from Manhattan. Drawing local, domestic and international visitors, the Surf Lodge has mastered the art of…

Idyllic Family Surf Trip at theThe Atlantic Byron Bay

So….if you are a surfer who has been yearning for a trip to Australia…..this is the place you should visit! The Atlantic Byron Bay is a lifestyle hotel. The perfect combination of location and style surrounded by palm trees and good surf! It’s a…

Marcia Maizel-Clarke’s Malibu Jewel

Jewelry designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke, the founder of Dogeared Jewelry, enlisted the help of her designer friend Maggie Pierson to help make her Malibu home more amenable to entertaining. Together they created a  “comfortable sophistication” and focused on the flow of the space, making each common area feel welcoming for…

Glass Home in Laguna Beach by Mark Singer

Dreamy Modern Laguna Beach House Designed by Mark Singer Architects, this breathtaking beach house is located in Laguna Beach, California. This oceanfront property was the last home that the architect had designed before his passing. In Mark’s own words, “This is probably the nicest house I have done…

Waterfront Piece of Heaven on Pittwater

The Haven You can arrive by car or boat to this little piece of heaven called The Haven on Pittwater which overlooks the sparkling Careel Bay, located on the Northern Beaches approximately 20 miles from Sydney. This luxurious yet relaxed three bedroom waterfront home is bathed in sunlight from dawn…

Another Amber Interior Project To Inspire you With

Before & Afters in Venice Beach This is not a new Amber Interior project but it’s one that I’m using to inspire my new clients with. So many fabulous changes turned this Venice Beach house into something that’s now in magazines. The fireplace, breakfast…

Another Awesome Aussie Home Perched Above the Cliffs of Avalon Beach

The Avalon Lighthouse The approach to this home fills you with a sense of arriving somewhere that is very far away from Avalon Beach, Australia with its accents of Africa, Morocco, and Greece. Named the Avalon Lighthouse as it is perched high atop the cliffs of Bangalley Head where the…