Luxury Malibu Beach house, California
Los Angeles-based interior designers and architects Jamie Bush & Co have completed the Malibu Beach house project. Completed in 2010, the stunning holiday home home can be found in Malibu, California, US.
According to the firm: “The original house had inexpensive finishes, was dark and in general was poorly designed and built. We were hired to completely gut and redesign the house to create a ‘gallery like’ setting which would not over power the expansive views of the ocean. The clients had particular taste and requested that no natural wood surfaces to be used in the design of the house, they only wanted cream and white neutrals with pops of orange, turquoise, green and purple mixed in every room.
“We reorganised the floor plan on the main level to be quite open and ‘loft like’ so each of the distinct spaces flowed into one another. We choose to use large Crema Marfil cream marble tiles in a running bond pattern. The staggered pattern creates movement directing you toward the view of the sea beyond. Also we decided to use stone in order to extend the flooring from the front courtyard into the house and back outside on the decks. This continuation of material blurs the line between interior and exterior spaces.
“On the main floor all of the furnishings fronting the ocean side of the luxury Malibu house were designed to be white in order to blend into the architecture and not interrupt the view. However we strategically only added bold colour on the opposing walls of the kitchen and living room in order to catch your eye at the farthest reaches of space to create the illusion of an even larger living area.”
Images courtesy of Tim Street-Porter.