New Build Beach House, Mantoloking, New Jersey


Work hand in hand with client on post-Sandy new construction of their beach house, incorporating what they loved of the prior home.

Design Goal

Take client’s vision from inspiration to reality. Create simple, calm living spaces for relaxing and entertaining a very large extended family in an easy traditional style.

Design Services

  • Established a simple color palette to provide a unified backdrop for the living areas and layered in fabrics incorporating colors inspired by the beach, sea, and sky.
  • Designed floor plans to accommodate client’s collected pieces and purchased new furnishings, rugs, accessories, and lighting for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Chose natural walnut for the flooring throughout, with light textured rugs where needed.
  • Selected kitchen finishes using shades of gray and white with natural quartzite counter tops and simple herringbone backsplash.
  • Manage and execute purchasing of  finishes and fixtures for all bathrooms, varying finishes in each depending on users
  • Chose simple window treatments, shades, or woven wood blinds designed to let natural light infuse the rooms.
  • Bridged the outdoors with seating and dining areas to accommodate beach house entertaining on the screened in porch.
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