Ohhh boy! This is an exciting one! It’s the NJ beach house of designer Joyce Silverman. This house was SUCH an awesome project to shoot. It’s fun, it’s happy, it’s personal, and what’s more, there are a million ideas that anyone could and should steal for their own homes. Every summer, Joyce, her husband and 5 children decamp to this historic NJ cottage just blocks from the beach. The house is a playground for kids and adults, she says, and I believe her! It’s full of whimsey – from a signed basket ball sitting on her foyer table like art, to a giant cage for their parakeet Steve, to Jimmi Hendrix inspired hand painted walls, to a skateboard ramp, and zip line in the backyard – this house is the shit!
Joyce worked with the integrity of the house, preserving the old details, like a Tiffany brick fireplace and original moldings, while modernizing the kitchens and bathrooms. There are so many things I love about this: The light blue front door. The hand painted dining room. The collections of things that Joyce brings back from all of her travels (I really love the fat ladies by every sink, brought back from St Tropez, and the little porcelain lady who holds the napkins!). I love the burlap upholstered walls in the dining room – a room that was inspired by surf, sand and sun, and of course- the amazing stripes in her kids room are a no brainer. So simple, cheap to execute, and fresh looking. She also has undercounter LED lights in her kitchen that change colors! I mean, the house is truly whimsical, fun and beautiful. I love that Joyce mixed in pedigreed furniture like vintage Knoll and Donghia, and repurposed furniture from her and her husband’s past.
Full tour on Domaine Home HERE.