Design Crush • Modern Nautical

Nathan-Turner-Malibu-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignI know some people feel red, white and blue is overly done in beach houses, and let’s be honest it is used very frequently, but there’s something about the classic color combo in a coastal setting that just does it for me! I especially love when the patriotic palette is applied with a modern twist and fresh perspective, as exemplified here in the Malibu beach cottage of Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes.

Nathan-Turner-Malibu-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-2I am not typically fond of wall-to-wall carpeting or batten board, but the natural seagrass and floor-to-ceiling high-gloss white paneling completely changed my perspective on the design elements! They are both also very affordable options for covering a large flooring area and creating a room with a custom look.

Framed vintage maps hung alongside modern art perfectly balances old with new, and adds intention to the space – as in, this is not where we tossed our unwanted belongings from our main residence! I also love the small pops of ethnic accents incorporated into the design, like the Moroccan stools and dhurrie rug in the coordinating color combo.

Nathan-Turner-Malibu-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-3.psdNathan-Turner-Malibu-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-4The styling on that desk is spot-on, and I adore the vintage framed American flag scarf – such a great idea!

Nathan-Turner-Malibu-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-5But nothing in the house could compete with that view!

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