' * design inspirations


having recently completed a beach house in Sri Lanka, these images are my design inspiration for the interior furnishings. the two story villa sits amongst the banana trees - yes, it’s everything you could dream of… and to complete the style, I will keep things rustic and homely. Steering away from the uber-modern, beach houses have huge potential to allow for collectable knickknack from your travels, without it appearing cluttered or too busy. Keep the big pieces white and simple, and then go wild with wood and anything hand made. Collect some vintage surf boards and boating equipment (I have a special spot of oars) and neatly fix them to the walls. Colours are drawn from your surroundings - mix blue and green, but put something in between. White, cream, sand, beige, egg shell should dominate. And linen will be a real winner in this setting.H