About the Project
Our clients’ villa is in a fabulous beachfront location.
They wanted the interiors styled and updated to reflect a more modern beachy feel with a Hamptons vibe. They planned to rent their beachfront villa for holiday lets. And, use it themselves as well at weekends. The clients felt that the existing interior was too dark.
Some furniture inherited from family, although sturdy and strong, didn’t fit in with their vision for beachside living. As they briefed us, we realized that they didn’t want to get rid of these pieces. So, it was our job to reimagine them to fit in with a lighter modern look.
What did we do?
Our first job was to turn a kitchen with very dark cabinets into a bright, airy space. A change of colour to a soft, neutral light tone, worked its magic. Instead of light being absorbed by the dark coloured cabinets, it was now reflected back around the room, opening it up. The room automatically looked larger. And, the best news? It cost a fraction of the price of a new kitchen. This colour was chosen to complement the rest of the scheme.
We rearranged the existing furniture to flow better and create a defined zone between the open plan kitchen and living areas. Remember, it’s great to have a focal point. In this villa, we concentrated on the amazing beachfront views of the sea from the living room.
Our solution to the inherited furniture? Paint the table and chairs in a soft tone with a nod to sea colours and reupholster the chairs in a contrasting, very Hampton like, striped fabric.
We brought in beachfront elements through judiciously chosen accessories and artwork and continued the theme outdoors, updating all the wooden seating and adding new soft furnishings.
Bring on the sun, sea and sand.
Before. And, After!
|Designers||Ruth Bainbridge & Marion Lacey||Styling||For Rental|
|Photography||Ruth Bainbridge||Decorator||Phillip Teklos|