[Guest Post] La Petite Fashionista Sophisticated Surf Shack

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Growing up in Florida I seem to instantly gravitate towards beach house interiors. I love when interior designers incorporate coastal influences without making it look too kitschy. This Malibu beach house by Ryan White Designs evokes the perfect feelings of sophisticated surf “shack”, that has me yearning for a place by the ocean.  The outdoor area is truly the standout area of the home, with built in surfboard storage and a cozy fire pit right on the beach. I love the idea of incorporating some of this home’s features into my own personal decor.


  I love the bright pops of color grounded in neutrals– like the silvery gray bedding with bright gold throw pillows and a vintage sailing blueprint above the bed. I love all of the special details from the metal propeller & driftwood on the bookcase to the collection of vintage books & national geographic magazines & patterned curtains. Touches like these make the home feel like it’s not overly-styled- as if you could come in from a day of surfing outside to warm up with hot tea on the patio and watch the sunset.

It’s easy to get this sophisticated beach house look in your own home:

Wood Coffee Table // Coral Sculpture // Vintage Surfboard // Vintage Surf Books // Hydrangeas // Sunburst Mirror // Ikat Throw Pillows // Velvet Throw Pillow // Graphic Throw Pillow

I’m thinking I need those vintage surf books in my quest to create the perfect bookcase!



Interior design by Ryan White Designs

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).