Coastal Design Inspo: A Beach House Break for the Eyes!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today’s blog post features some straight-up interiors eye candy, a welcome respite from the grim news cycle we’re facing these days. This recently completed home in Corona Del Mar showcases the twin talents of architecture firm Brandon Architects and designer Lindye Galloway. Features like mixed woods, layered textures, and sculptural elements combine to create a coastal design showstopper that’s warm and welcoming.

Countless details make this home stand out, but the use of unique materials throughout the space is most remarkable! In the kitchen, custom white oak cabinets set a beachy, breezy mood. A Calacatta marble countertop gleams, making for a particularly stunning kitchen island with waterfall edges on both sides. The Vagli slab backsplash provides subtle, luxe contrast and offsets a display of tastefully curated kitchen essentials. Plus my fave detail? Peep those antiqued glass built into the upper cabinet doors! Swoon!

This property is steps from the ocean, and the clients wanted to combine that coastal design vibe with a homey feel. The indoor-outdoor layout of the living room does exactly that—it’s the perfect setup for entertaining! A clean, bright envelope lets the natural sunshine take center stage. And in the soaring stairwell, seven individual metallic spheres layered at different heights make a major statement reminiscent of the night sky over the Pacific.

Finally, in the master bedroom and bathroom, the custom materials story continues! More Calacatta marble constructs an extra long double vanity, one that’s offset by an abstract herringbone backsplash of marble tiles. On the floor, black marble cut into linear pieces has a seriously dynamic effect. Just imagine taking a bath in that deep freestanding tub, then retiring to the crisp white sheets of that cozy driftwood-inspired bed. California living at its very best!

Architect: Brandon Architects. Designer: Lindye Galloway. Builder: Patterson Custom Homes. Photos: Chad Mellon.