This shingled bungalow got a new lease on life after 2012's Hurricane Sandy devastated the Bay Head area. Now, you can bottle the relaxed ease of a seaside escape with the nautical inspiration tucked inside this Jersey Shore retreat.
Opt for storage cubbies or built-ins that boast open bases so shoes can be kicked off and stored underneath without a traffic pileup. Organizational must-haves like hooks and baskets make arrivals (and departures) a cinch.
Door paint, Blue Heron, Benjamin Moore. Ship bell, $144, (10% off item with code GH10). Kichler Seaside single wall sconce, $94, . Vintage hooks, $39 each, . Seagrass baskets, $39 each, . Nourison Paradise Garden Indigo sisal runner, $98, . Bench cushion, $52 and up, .
An all-white space feels fresh and is the perfect canvas for hits of nautical texture — or an ever-changing seasonal color scheme. Cool blues, porthole-inspired lights and rope and jute accessories keep this room shipshape.
Wall and ceiling paint, Decorator's White, Benjamin Moore. Playa Stripe Dhurrie rug in blue, $495 and up, . Pelham Moon Light wall sconces in polished nickel, $315 each, . Lone Sunbather on Dunes art print by Heather Nash, $29 and up, (10% off item from June 7 to July 11 with code GH10). Seagrass coffee table, $300, . Drum Abaca side table, $139, . PB Comfort Roll Arm slipcovered sectional, $3,845 and up, .
Station your dining table in ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼an unused corner, then employ built-in benches on two sides for a casual seating setup. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Cushions in durable Sunbrella ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼fabric make cleaning up sand and salt a breeze.
Bench cushion, $84, . Seaside Stripe Indoor/Outdoor pillow, $77, . Pelle Bubble chandelier, $2,100 and up, . Beachcrest Home Harbor View dining table, $710, (10% off item with code GH10). Joseph Allen Stacking Dining side chair, $129, . Glass-and-rope vase, $15, .
Ensure that the hub of your home stays modern by choosing timeless accents and finishes. Shiplap walls echo the rest of the home's vibe, while dark countertops promise to hold up to wear and tear.
A pair of jute rugs flanking the island comfort the cook's tired feet and tie the kitchen in with the rest of the home.
Appliances, GE Monogram. GH Seal holder quartz countertops in jet black, . Nourison Paradise Garden Indigo sisal runners, $98 each, . Metal bar stools, $109 each, . Chelsea deck clock, $288, . Hicks large pendant lights in polished nickel, $735 each, . Apron-Front Fire-clay Farmhouse kitchen sink, . Traditional PLP Extended-Reach Pull-Down faucet, .
Frame book illustrations, drawings and geometric patterns in similar colors for an eye-catching display that's young at heart.
Gemma Campaign dresser, $999, . Assorted art, .
Maximize sleeping spots for vacation visitors with multiple built-in bunk beds. This trio is accented with industrial-pipe railings and a rope ladder that calls to mind a dock or a ship.
PrepStripe bedding, $39 and up, . Wave dhurrie rug in Marine/Tomato, $195 and up, . ModernPop Alphabet print, $79, .
A cheeky wallpaper, like this one featuring bold lobsters, is the ideal accent for a bathroom, pantry or walk-in closet.
"Lobby" Lobster wallpaper in Red Pepper, . Covington Articulating single sconces, from $149 each, .
Style the bedroom — or any room, really — in stripes! Use them in varying widths, shades and directions to keep the traditional red, white and blue seaside palette feeling modern.
Seagrass bed, from $1,099, . Jacqui 3-Drawer side table, . Hamptons All-Weather rug, $195 and up, and bedding, . Lydia lamp in red, .
When a young family of four wanted to revitalize their property after the previous home was wiped out, they tapped Susana Simonpietri and Josh Kay, the perpetually cool husband-and-wife duo who started the Brooklyn-based design firm Chango & Co. in 2008. The pair teamed up with Siano Brothers Contracting to craft a fun coastal haven for their clients. "This home is meant for barefoot and carefree summer living," says Simonpietri. Her advice for capturing the feel of sun, sand and surf like a pro? "Beach homes should feel like the beach — but leave the seashells at the shore. Instead, reinterpret what reminds you of the beach in a modern way through pattern and texture."
Pelham Moon Light wall sconces in polished nickel, $315 each, . Backman navy-and-white-striped X-rope stools, $325 each, . Jute rope mirror, $199, . Sisal runner, .
This story originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of GolfHr.