Interior designer Annette English of
Annette English Associates used colorful accents, textured materials and sculptural forms to create a stylish urban look in this oceanfront home that is steps from Southern California's Manhattan Beach. 49
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The paintings, sculpture and other works of art complement the unique fabrics that English used throughout the home. The living room features vibrant fabrics from Zinc Textiles—the sofa is covered in Shimmerance Spacedust and the lounge chair is upholstered in the colorful Heavens Break, both available from Thomas Lavin. The coffee table is by Caste Designs from Holly Hunt.
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The dining room has an upscale atmosphere that is reflected in the warm, neutral palette and deep charcoal accent of the Mansour Modern rug. The room is full of textural detail with Ashbury Leathers hair on hide upholstery on the dining chairs and the organic Disc Chandelier from Property, which is made of steel discs.
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The family room has a more laid-back look with vintage 1950s white chrome and wood armchairs from
Downtown in Los Angeles. Custom-designed stacked glass pendant lamps from Minotti create an elegant, open divider between the family room and living room.
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The kitchen is clean-lined and contemporary, a departure for the clients who had a traditional kitchen in their previous home. Barstools from
Design Within Reach complement the Bulthaup kitchen system and Miele appliances.
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The breakfast room has a glamorous look with Christian Liaigre’s Velin Banquette from Thomas Lavin, B&B Italia dining chairs upholstered in a rich blue fabric and a striking golden artwork by Glenn Kaino.
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The bedroom is a sophisticated oasis with the quartz crystal pendants by Shakuff and the warm wood of the custom built-in bed. The quilted headboard is upholstered in the Calypso fabric from Thomas Lavin.
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Simple and sophisticated finishes are paired with clean lines in the master bathroom. The vanity countertop is Calacatta Borghese marble from Full Circle Design Studio, and the black catch tray and accessories are by Kelly Wearstler.
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In the home office, English added playful colors and patterns with Missoni pillows on the sofa and a custom-designed
Kyle Bunting rug. The contrasting black-and-white artwork adds intrigue to the room.
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Downstairs in the rec room, English custom designed the L-shaped sectional sofa to fit the room’s layout and chose a custom circular rug from Aga John to round off the design.
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The clients love entertaining and hosting game nights. The custom walnut-and-leather table opens to reveal storage for chips and cards. The Coltrane 3 Suspension pendant from Demorais International by Delightful adds a playful touch.