I LOVE my warm climate clients. In the deep of winter they give me an escape.  Nothing warms up a winter day more than working on a great coastal or surf-inspired design.  It was so much fun designing this loft playroom for two pre-teen boys and a mom who love to surf!


My client had already ordered the rug.  It is absolutely one of my favorite rugs ever…teal and moroccan are a match made in heaven.  My favorite part of the design is the upholstered folding chairs.  The colors and patterns remind me of mis-matched bathing suits.  They are the perfect flexible seating for two video game playing boys.


My client’s loft space is open to a stairwell and the upstairs hallway.  I recommended leaving the modern white walls, except in one key area.  The large wall-mounted TV stuck out like a sore thumb on the white wall.  I recommended painting the wall a deep teal to help the TV blend in.  Now the white credenza below the TV is the star.

Note:  Out of respect to my clients, I share completed mood board designs, but I do not share the source information.  I hope you find the mood boards inspiring.

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2 Responses to Surf-Inspired Loft Mood Board

  1. Lisa says:

    I am in love with those folding chairs! Your choice of fabrics and patterns is beautiful.

  2. Jessvii says:

    I love that room. The digitally simulated room (with new wall paint and rug) is really helpful too! I REALLY hope this client submits after photos – I am kind of in love with the beautiful light and wood tones in her house already!

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