There's a fine line when it comes to decorating a beach house. While the design should reference the surrounding landscape, one palm tree or seashell motif too many can render the scheme kitschy and predictable.
This was just the challenge L.A.-based designer faced when his clients wanted to redecorate their Marina del Rey home.
Located a block from the shore and the marina, and just a short drive to neighboring Los Angeles, the home straddles both the beach community and the big city. With this in mind, Ediger adopted a more urbane approach to seaside style for the young couple and their growing family.
"They were transitioning from a fun party space to a family space," says Ediger, "But we wanted to hold onto the sophistication of the home and its architecture, and give it a cosmopolitan vibe."
Ediger juxtaposed fabrics and textures to lend each room a casual yet refined feel. In the living room, for instance, a neutral linen sofa and warm wood coffee table are relaxed and family-friendly, while silk drapes and chrome accents elevate the look. A grasscloth wallpaper with a leaf-like motif offers a nod to the beach in the master bedroom, while faceted glass lanterns add an industrial edge.
"We walked that fine line between the high and the low," says the designer, who added a shell chandelier to the dining room and lined its walls with metallic plates.
The result? "It looks high maintenance, but it's not!" says Patrick, whose elegant redesign strikes the perfect balance between family-friendly, beachy and urban chic.
Take a look at the rest of this makeover below.