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Spotted from the crow's nest: Beach house tour-1940's beach house

 

Susan Chevalier, a costume designer for TV commercials, wanted her 1904 Venice, Calif., bungalow to be as comfortable as her wardrobe.  "Aside from bedroom walls, most of the house is bright and open," she says.  "It's really a house to put your feet up in," she adds. "Nothing is precious or protected."

 

Coastal beach house wiht white slipcover furniture

In the living room, bright white furnishings pop against dark oak floors. Her two Australian shepherds like to jump up on the couch's denim slipcovers, which get washed every week. A solid piece of butcher block from a supermarket is propped it on two sawhorses to form the dining table. Susan painted comfortable library-style chairs a bright white enamel to silhouette against the floor.

 

Coastal casual 1940's beach house Coastal 1940's beach house with white slipcover sofas

Turquoise green, her favorite accent color, "is a way to bring the beach inside," and shows up in items she has collected in her travels. "Each one holds a memory," says Susan.
Coastal beach house bedroom
The coastal bedroom is dreamy in white with hints of red. Here is a peek at Susan's shelf full of Keds sneakers.
Coastal beach house
 Coastal casual beach house design
 
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Comments

I LOVE the BEACH HOUSE TOUR!! We don't have ANYTHING like this in Quebec unfortunatly... Our bedroom is white and blue with many beach accents. I took my ideas from you! We've got it since 20 years and it is still update!
-   2 weeks ago -
Beachy decor has never caught my eye until I saw this Mint - Julep Water Color, FL Beach House. Not overdone. No avalanch of seashells. Green is my favorite color and the different hues make this rental outstanding.
-   2 weeks ago -
Love this wind chime. Next project
-   1 month ago -
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