surf vibes for a modern world.
not your average beach decor, instead a bit more elevated, but always with that same relaxing, calm vibe found in beach shacks everywhere.
i’m finally feeling summer here at the beach, and besides the fogged-in mornings, the sun is back shining again, and everyone’s moods have lifted, too. so i thought in celebration of my favorite season, it might be appropriate to share some contemporary surf vibes with you — not your typical beach shack but something a bit more elevated and modern. think more streamlined, with soft, muted earth tones found in nature and a mix of eclectic, vintage-modern furnishings, artwork, and accessories.
with these organic vibes in mind, i like to bring a bit of nature inside — like with this bunch of bananas placed in a simple modern jar. pretty striking, right? i like using rattan and bamboo furniture, funky mismatched chairs, and sometimes bringing the outdoor furniture inside, too — like a fun chaise lounge or swing chair. i hope you find some summery inspiration here, and on a side note, i’ve got two big design projects in the works that i can’t wait to share with you, so i’m off until after next week. i hope you all have a lovely long holiday, and see you soon! x, v.
clockwise, l to r: home gallery by vaughn miller studios; clara porset chairs from @_os_vintage; surfer by brock dehaven; mounted surfboard by ryan mat; modern chair from toast u.k.; black & white striped beach umbrella from home depot; not from paris madame sweatshirt from @droledemonsieur; bedroom from hello hello; tekla le corbusier cashmere and lambswool blanket; el sol graphic from kylie francis; pool house via oas company; bespoke silk lingerie from frks lingerie; green with black and white stripes handmade muslin cotton quilt from wild and winsome; low key with telephone by @mrjasongrant; banana still life by artist @ohjosephine.
clockwise, l to r: palms and gallery at cafe collette; nat at fishos print by john witzig from clic; not from paris madame tee from drole de monsieur; vintage bikini via little luxury list; spaulding credenza from croft house; woven basket chairs from fluxe brand; palms via the poetry of material things; decorative lit frosted glass sea shell from pottery barn; seashells by @bartoshesky; artist louise lawler’s war is terror from sfmoma; palm and chair styling by @mrjasongrant; pacific ocean graphic via equator journal; surfboards from le surf; hand-woven cotton curtain set from toast u.k.; acapulco indoor/outdoor black woven chair from urban outfitters.
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