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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


  • February 21, 2013 Reply


    So fun! I love the cushions on the bed and that room especially!

  • February 21, 2013 Reply


    I would die to have the beach in my backyard! What a beautiful terrace and space. Love it all.

  • February 21, 2013 Reply


    LOVE the bookshelf in the first photo!!


  • February 21, 2013 Reply

    Nina: Anything et Everything

    Loving the coffee table!

  • February 21, 2013 Reply

    Gabrielle | Savvy Home

    I was so sad to find out that this place is actually a private home and not a hotel!! It’s gorgeous!! One day I will have a bungalow in California just like this one :))

  • February 21, 2013 Reply

    Preciously Me

    The perfect beach house!
    Beautiful picks especially the sunburst mirror!

  • February 23, 2013 Reply


    Great picks. Beautiful house.

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