Monday, May 12, 2008

Archive: A Peaceful Beach House








Bea Mombaer's beach house in Knokke, a seaside town close to the Dutch border in Belgium, features the same soft tones as the elements outside -- a mix of gentle greys, browns and white. Natural textures such as the unbleached linen sofa, the grass matting and the unfinished wood are enlivened with details such as an African fly switch placed beside the fireplace as art, an old meatsafe used as a bedside table, and canvas camp chairs used for casual seating. The result is a tranquil retreat, perfect for relaxed summer living. Via British Homes and Gardens, late 1990s. (photos by Hotze Eisma)

5 comments :

Pamcasso said...

Beautifully simple and I love the mix of textures, particularly the stairs.

stacy said...

I would love to move in here.

Jane Flanagan said...

So soothing. I could never decorate like this, but there's something so relaxing about the look of it. The texture is incredible (I love that side table)...

Lori Langille said...

I agree ... it really is such a serene home. Easy to live in, too ...

Carolina Eclectic said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the stairway.

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