Summer’s Last Stand: Super chic beach house tour.

It’s not every day that I get to show you something NEW. Something that hasnt been blogged about from here to kingdom come. Today, is one of those days people. And hold on to your hats, ’cause its a good one.

My friend who is an art collector and consultant,  just had her first daughter after three sons. She decorated the nursery herself and I just had to come check it out. *The house was designed by Fox-Nahem Associates.

Of course, she has amazing taste, so I knew I would be in for a treat.

Brace yourself, ’cause its awesome.

The Foyer. Those leaves were freshly cut out of her garden.

The living room.

The painting above the couch is by Eddie Martinez, and the one over the fire place is by Dan Christensen.

The furniture in living room is a mixture of vintage and new pieces.

The view from the living room…. the beach.

Chic vignette in the living room. She turned me on to vintage lucite grapes. I now need to own them.

Another little collection… I love how even her pretzels match!

I’m so in love with this living room.

The dining room.

The kitchen. Imagine that… a pretty kitchen that ISNT all white!

Open shelving. LOVE. (Just fyi, thats how it always looks. We didnt style anything.)

We went up these stairs…. (The large photo in the stairwell is by Ryan Mcginley.)

…to find this gorgeous painting by Ali Silverstein. (This happens to be one of my favorites in the house!)

Now a peak into some of the bedrooms…

The Master.

The boys room.

And the cutest, prettiest and coolest nursery ever:  Number 1, those walls are mint green grasscloth. Number 2, that is an ikat daybed. Number 3, she had those lamps and pillows custom made by Dransfeild and Ross with ribbon from M&J Trimming. Number 4, that crib is just a standard crib that she had painted. KILLER IDEA. Number 5, She also had that dresser being used as a changing table custom made by Ercole.

Just let me know if you died yet…

What I love about this nursery is that its sweet with out being saccharine and its just the perfect amount of cool without being too funky. Its the perfect modern/sweet little girl’s nursery. I want to scrap Cookie’s entire room to recreate this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bed!  Not your standard nursery chair, huh?

Outside there is this going on:

Perfect for summer soirées. The outdoor furniture is from a bunch of diffrent places including  dining chairs by Patricia Urquiola for emu. The bench is from Crate and Barrel and she had it painted. BRILLIANT. (There is also a couch and hand drawn and custom made mosaic coffee tables by Ercole… not pictured.)

The homeowner is an art advisor who specializes in post war and contemporary art.  She has a great eye for up and coming artists and works with all diffrent types of collectors. If you are a collector, or just an average person looking to buy spectacular pieces for your home, you can contact her. She’s super cool and very talented, (obviously)… so I really recommend calling her if you are in the market for something beautiful!

How amazing is this house? I love the way its both elegant and yet totally cool, beachy and so young and hip. It’s colorful, but not overwhelming… I just love it!

Thanks for letting us in!

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  1. Amazing. The ikat daybed knocked me out. Just gorgeous.

  2. ummmm; holy shit — what a house!
    (and i can’t believe i love that ribbon chair so much.)

  3. pretty awesome…i would never see the beach!!

  4. Nicole Cohen says:

    I know! I need to get myself invited there more often!

  5. Colleen says:


  6. Absolutely fabulous! The bedrooms are all stunning and I am in love with the nursery.

  7. WOW. I adore this. Every last little detail is just so perfect! The kids’ rooms are probably my favorite.

  8. WOW! I think I peed a little.

  9. That Ali Silverstein piece is my fave by far! It looks like a mix of watercolor and tissue paper. Ethereal and modern all at once. GOrg.


    Rebecca June

  10. Amazing.
    I love that it hasn’t been posted anywhere!!!!
    And that it isn’t decorating like the rest of the herd!
    And I want the name of her painter, or at least the name of the paint!
    xo xo

  11. the art collection is insane. every piece is incredible.

  12. Gor-jus! This shows that good design CAN be colorful and not so serious!

  13. Rachel says:

    Wow, that is one amazing house! It looks like a happy family home too. My grandma has those lucite grapes on her dining room sideboard, I never knew they can be so chic.

  14. Toni says:

    WOW! I’m heading back for another look…

  15. What a gorgeous place your friend has! Exquisite yet colorful taste.

  16. That nursery is the first space that doesn’t have me gagging over pink…love it all! I think the living room is my fave…such fab color combos.

  17. She just had to work with art, her collection is AMAZING! Not to mention her home, LOVE it!! The color palette is SO fresh! And the credenza in the nursery?? Swoon!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!!


  18. nycchic2288 says:

    Where is the daybed from? Roman shades? Would love to get one made for my nursery? Thanks!!

  19. OMG, I’ve had those patio chairs pinned to my inspiration board forever. Never thought I’d see them in an actual space. Just resurrected from my death.

  20. Hey, I found this post from Jenny’s MFAMB blog… It’s awesome. She has a beautiful house – and that art!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Stunning. Creative. Love.

  22. judy says:

    Take that gorgeous, precious, darling crib out of that nursery so that room can be MINE!

  23. Danielle says:

    Beautiful! Does anyone know about the light fixture? It absolutely stunning.

  24. I am obsessing over grasscloth wallpaper for our new home, and I could not give enough praises to your sweet and serene nursery! Could you please let me know the maker and color of the aqua wallpaper, I would greatly appreciate it!

  25. Nicole I don’t know how I missed this before, an amazing hoe. The art is all incredible!! The girls room perfect!

    Art by Karena

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  26. Oops changed that to home; clicked through too fast!

    Plus I had to look at the outdoor living space again! Love!

    Art by Karena

  27. LOVE this house. I’ve been thinking of using 50 yards of the exact ikat on the daybed in a project I have in the works. Actually called quadrille a couple of weeks ago to check availability. Can you tell me where this house is? (Just curious what state it is in.) Thanks!


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