Beach House Design Tips from Rosemary Beach
Interior designer Phillip Sides gave me a tour of one of the homes he worked on at the coastal community of Rosemary Beach. Phillip's interiors are a seaside version of the garden home concept, blurring the lines between the indoors and out.
In the interior space Phillip designed, the windows give the room a larger feel. It would have been easy to make the window treatment stand out, but Phillip chose a color that did not stop the eye. This made the room feel bigger.
Porches are an important element in the architecture of Rosemary Beach. Phillip reminds us that porches can add to your interior spaces while giving you privacy. Porches are an important transition area between inside and out.
Phillip reminds us that beach light can be strong so be careful about choosing colors that reflect too much light and over power the room.
In order to unify the room, Phillip employed two design techniques: he repeated the colors and kept the scale similar throughout the space.
Phillip used colors as an accent in the space he shared with us and also made use of bold simple elements.