When guests come through the home's front door, they are greeted by a calming, light blue foyer that mirrors the peaceful surroundings of the home. Closets on either side of the entryway add storage to the space, providing easy access to coats and shoes, while a bench and work of art are elegantly framed by the doorway of the foyer, creating a focal point in the space.
With a style the designers coined "Balinese contemporary," this California beach house fits right in with its beautiful surroundings. Palm trees stand tall in front of the home, completing the quintessential beach look.
The entryway is a simple, homey landing pad. We reframed the raw silk floral art we found in another part of the house to give it the presence it deserved - front and center! Natural materials and candles and the vases that look like beach glass, give this entry the feeling of the ocean.
Located just outside of Charleston, S.C., this beautiful beach house features a front lawn defined by native sweetgrass and dwarf papyrus. These plants not only soften the home's exterior, but also evoke the texture and movement of the marsh in the distance.
The glass fence creates soft screening between the front yard, pool, house and the public sidewalk. It also provides shelter from the salt-laden wind for the veggie beds and a couple of small fruit trees. Salvaged grape stake fencing keeps dogs out of the veggie beds, without discouraging a neighborly chat or exchange of produce.
In the renovation of this beach cottage, one of the big improvements was to create a welcoming entryway. The front door was hidden, so the designers set up a fence and gate which invites guests down the path to the home.
A step outside the blue French doors leads to the front patio at this California beach home. White cushioned swivel chairs and a built-in corner bench surround the ground-level fire pit, and a large dining table with wire chairs creates an outdoor dining space. Plants border the yard, adding natural life and color.