A Beach House Doesn’t Get Dreamier Than This Breezy, Boho Retreat

Posted On: August 1, 2017 - By Admin

It is true! This Tudor is in Bay Head, New Jersey, a charming town on the sea, just an hour-and-a-half of New York City. My customers had their eye on you for years before it went on the market in the year 2012.

You have signed a contract a week before the hurricane Sandy — the exterior survived intact, but the interior has been completely wiped out. I came in to find water dripping from the rafters. But in some ways, it was a good thing, because it allows us to take the walls and open home.

Your projects are all so complex?

I’m lucky enough to work on a wide range of decoration assignments of apartments for the customers of hotels such as Congress Hall, Cape May, and Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, New York. [Bashaw’s head of design for Cape Resorts.] I try very hard to make each project its own. The customers, Scott Belair, who is the co-founder of Urban Outfitters and anthropology, and his wife, Bayne. Bayne via e-questions, Mail to, if I would work on this house, and it took me literally five seconds to say: Yes — I have an Anthro junkie since day one! She really has an open mind and an appreciation for the unique.

Like, super chic hood scalloped?

Yes! I often have scalloping take in the hotel’s cabanas, I design. It has a retro vibe, but also feels very now. I suggested the scalloped hood idea to several customers over the years, but Bayne was the first one who said Yes. And it was so easy to lead: The metal cut the shape from thin stainless steel. I have one made for my own house.

Maura McEvoy

Brass can fancy the feeling, but in this kitchen, it reads more relaxed.

Bayne-style is elegant and earthy, and I wanted to beat that same balance in your home. The brass, in particular, those legs on the island, and the arms on the shelves — that was also a nod to the home to the location, directly on the beach. It feels nautical and combined well with the cerused oak cabinets. Since there are no upper cabinets, I wanted the fridge to stand on their own feet as a piece of furniture. We wrapped in cerused oak, and installed brass freezer hardware.

Bold move to paint the kitchen island, the tropical blue!

The entire first floor is open, except for this room, so it felt like the only place where we could have some fun with color. To use the key to find a bright color, it is so economical. We marked the edging of the window in the dining area in the same hue, turquoise Haze by Benjamin Moore, to create a visual connection between the two rooms. The island and trim a high-gloss surface, such as brass, pretty glam. But again, we stripped it down: The countertop is poured concrete to resemble the wooden slats on a picnic table!

The client was game for anything?

Truly, she was not a big Wallpaper person, but I think it is so important to pattern in a bedroom. Not only Wallpaper look make each room unique, it also helps to muffle the sounds. For the master bedroom, we opted for a vibrant Christopher Farr Cloth paper in pink and brown. The daughter of the bedroom — in the bird’s nest on the third floor has low ceilings, like an attic. The large lotus-leaf-print makes the room airy, while a tiny pattern could have appeared to me to be “grandma.”

These two bedrooms are fabulous, but I could sleep in the powder room if the my. These Peonies!

It was such a fun surprise, right? The peony wallpaper is of the Board Design, and the mirror was a piece we found at Anthropologie. We tried not to “over-Anthro” of the house, because we want to give the impression of a showroom, but this was a limited edition piece by an artist who had to have in Texas, the us. It is sewn by hand, with small brass-precious stones and pearls. The wing chair in the living room are also of anthropology. They came in pure linen, and I don’t think you can have just a simple bed linen in your living room. So we had to print them again in a gold-leaf ficus, which really kicked!

Is that a sisal rug hanging on the wall in the entry?

It is for sure. Wallpaper was not to move the right to call there, but it did for the structure. I didn’t want to cover up that the large, cement-tiles-floor, so that sparked the idea of sisal to the wall. We were lucky because we had the help of the contractor, of all the outfits from the Anthropologie stores. He had quite a few tricks up his sleeve! He mixed a custom paste, applied to the back of the carpet, and hung it like Wallpaper. Why not a carpet on the wall? The creative possibilities in this project were endless.

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