modern beach vibes.

pink surfboard and housewares / sfgirlbybay

surf’s up, via wanderlust.

when i moved to los angeles, i knew i wanted my new home to have kind of a modern beach vibe (very much inspired by my recent trip to tulum, mexico and coqui coqui). even though i’m all the way over here on the east side, it’s still warm and sunny and we angelenos spend a lot more time living outside, especially in the evenings — much more so than i did in san francisco. it’s great to consider my backyard as an extension of my house, and essentially, my outdoor dining area is a whole other room. i love a beachy vibe and the fact that it makes me feel a little like i’m on permanent vacation — if i pad around barefoot in caftans, it solidifies the fantasy. adding touches of rattan and bamboo, indoor plants and muted pastels really helps create that laid back beach vibe, too. here’s some looks i love.

beachy white bedroom / sfgirlbybay

urban outfitters’s dreamy bohemian platform bed and some wonderful DIY shelving inspiration.

spaces with pastel beach vibes / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: caroline legrand design; her new tribe; neverlands; Jonas Ingerstedt photography for the kinfolk book@evanjschneider; sara dhg.

tall indoor plant in silver pot via apartment therapy / sfgirlbybay

amazing indoor plant adds so much to this space, via apartment therapy.

rattan rug and modern home decor / sfgirlbybay

a rattan rug gives instant beach vibes, via interieur plus.

interiors with modern beach vibes / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: another ballroom; atelier gv; urban outfitter’s majka lamp;another ballroom; butterfly chairs via inside out magazine; indie home collective.

vintage rattan chairs via architectural digest espana / sfgirlbybay

vintage rattan chairs are the best, via architectural digest espana.

pranati carved headboard from urban outfitters / sfgirlbybay

pranati carved headboard from urban outfitters has a nice, natural vibe.

outdoor space in L.A. via free people blog / sfgirlbybay

amazing L.A. outdoor space, via free people blog.

outdoorsy bathroom at line apartment via daily dream decor / sfgirlbybay

the perfect outdoorsy bathroom at los angeles’ line apartment, via daily dream decor.

11 Responses to “modern beach vibes.”
  1. cynthia says:

    This really reminds me of the house in Sex and Lucia

  2. Bronwyn says:

    Dreamy! I love these.

  3. Melinda says:

    Beautiful selection of images. Love this vibe!!

  4. Alex says:

    Love these looks! Particularly that urban outfitters bed and the shelving behind it!

  5. Courtney says:

    Love all of this so much! Now Im craving the beach so bad!

  6. Lauren says:

    These are perfect – especially that pink surfboard!!

  7. Rae says:

    Loving all of this inspiration so much! I seriously dream of owning the perfect boho beach house one day and when I do, I would definitely want it to look like the homes in these photos!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  8. kim says:

    officially inspired -i’m going to get a vintage surfboard and fringe all the things . : )

  9. Great looks! A great mix in the bathroom and the beds are spectacular!

  10. Danielle says:

    In love with the carved Headboard….this vibe is gorgeous!

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