Memorial Day Weekend signals the unofficial beginning of summer and the official beginning of our unbridled wanderlust. While our bodies may be physically at the office, a good chunk of our brains are kicking off our sandals somewhere that it's sandy, and indulging in the "not a care in this world" feeling that only comes from a long weekend at the perfect seaside getaway.
Below, we've gathered some of our favorite beach houses from around the world. Did your invite get lost in the mail? We've got you covered with ways to recreate the look in your own space--ocean view not required.
This minimal, wood-clad 70s retreat is not what you'd expect from designer Miles Redd, who is known for his pattern play and dense, lush designs. That simplicity is exactly what makes it a retreat, an escape from both the ordinary and the expected.
The vibrant, playful happiness of a classic Hamptons home are on full display in the SoulCycle co-founder's summer retreat. Classic brass beds and a poppy statement wallpaper signal loud and clear "you're here to have fun."
Wacky Julep Small Planter by btw ceramics ($40)
We're loving this airy, white room in the supermodel's Comporta hideaway. The whitewashed walls and painted beams, the terrazzo flooring, the handmade textiles and the sunny pops of color--it's a coastal breeze personified (decorified? roomified? whatever the term is, we want it).
Our definition of tropical luxury: high thatched ceiling, billowing canopy bed, air and light and sea and salt. Simple, singular seaside perfection.
With a view like that, your decor doesn't need to scream "coastal" to get the message across. We're totally digging that this room could as easily be at home in a Tribeca penthouse as it is on the MV coastline.
Were you expecting anything less than this gloriously glam guest room moment from the Queen of Luxe? We're very into the mostly-monochrome bedroom, set off with quirkily charming body parts. That plaster bust, those ebony legs, and that ahh-mayy-zing tablelamp can all give us a call immediately, please. We'll be at the beach.