For me, summer is about time at the beach and my family makes a point to escape for a few days at least a couple times during the season if not more! Our destination is a bit of a shack, but that's okay, the views of the ocean make up for the interior. But in my daydreams, this beach house designed by Mona Ross Berman is one I could get used to!
For the design of this New Jersey beach home Mona used a lot of white, inspired by the color of beach foam, as the base color throughout and then poured a "cascade" of bright colors reminiscent of the 60's throughout the rooms.
Mona says, "The mantra for the house was 'sixties California surfer chic.' I know that's not a real design genre, but I didn't want it to be cliche, the same version of an East Coast beach house you see a lot on the Jersey Shore." The orange, yellow, turquoise and a bit of pink seen in the house were all inspired by the geometric pattern on the 60's style dining room table. "Having a visual inspiration keeps you on track."
The key to using this much color is definitely the presence of all the white to provide relief and balance. But another key reason it works is that the colors are repeated in each space, so when moving from room to room it makes sense visually and does not become jarring.
Yes, this is definitely a home I could get used to!