The clients bought a new construction house in Bay Head, NJ with an architectural style that was very traditional and quite formal, not beachy. For our design process I created the story that the house was owned by a successful ship captain who had traveled the world and brought back furniture and artifacts for his home. The furniture choices were mainly based on English style pieces and then we incorporated a lot of accessories from Asia and Africa. The only nod we really made to “beachy” style was to do some art with beach scenes and/or bathing beauties (original painting in the study) (vintage series of black and white photos of 1940’s bathing scenes, not shown) ,the pillow fabric in the family room has pictures of fish on it , the wallpaper in the study is actually sand dollars and we did a seagull wallpaper in the downstairs bath (not shown).
This is the great room from the Alta Palm Springs Model B. This home won a Gold Nugget Award for Best Floor Plan at the 2006 PCBC. The architect, Narendra Patel, designed an inverted truss system for the homes that opened up the view corridors to the surrounding mountains. 18 foot walls of disappearing glass allow for true indoor outdoor living.