It’s easy to get on board with the beachy interior aesthetic of this coastal home. Discover how it was designed to enjoy summer vibes all year long.
New Zealand is a nation of beachgoers – “Sun, sand, surf and summer” is almost a Kiwi mantra. And it’s often at about this time of year, after visiting the family bach and returning to our favourite beaches or trying out some new ones, that we start dreaming of setting up a residence by the sea and creating our own endless summer idyll.
Happily, it turns out that we don’t have to take on a massive mortgage to enjoy the charms of coastal living. Surfside style – prevalent on the beaches of the US’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts – is an interior design aesthetic that also embodies the relaxation and laid-back comfort of beachy Aotearoa.
With new book Surfside Style as your guide, you can embrace its colours and informality to create relaxing, airy spaces with a rustic, restorative mood.
Surfside Style takes you inside some covetable dwellings – such as the pictured bright abode in Florida’s Lido Beach – giving you ideas for colour palettes, furnishings and embellishments.
Catch the wave and use it to create your own coastal haven – no matter how far you are from the beach.