A beach house in Cornwall

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Toady we are looking at more examples of work by interior designer Rebecca Leivars, who has given this Cornish beach house a makeover to great effect. Using a pale colour scheme to correspond with an area of the country that is generally speaking, overcast, she has picked out a lot of detail in the design and used that limited, but intense natural light intake to her advantage; creating a very admirable and cosy living space.

Accessories and furniture in the various living areas of the house follow a maritime theme. Limiting sandy tones and no kitschy tropical beach memorabilia, helps this house to have genuine charm and a real character of its own. Let's take a look…

Living room

Porthleven: eclectic Living room by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

Here, it is possible to see what is meant by the pale tones of the furniture being complemented by the light produced from an overcast sky. Humble and charming with a touch of playfulness—a room that many would feel very much at home in. The deep blue support beams in addition to the aforementioned, let us know exactly where we are—an English cottage by the sea.

Staircase

Porthleven:  Corridor & hallway by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

A neutral colour palette is again employed here on the stairs. A cramped staircase is a scene we are probably all familiar with. As you can see, despite the initial compacted look, the airy feel and ample light intake removes the edge off a feature that is often disliked in a cottage like this. 

Balcony

Porthleven:  Terrace by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

Wow! What a scene to have in your home! This is one of the features of the house design that says goodbye to the quaintness of the classic seaside cottage design and welcomes in something a little more modern. An endless view to wake up and come home to, for entertaining guests or a candlelit dinner (provided the weather's good!).

Accessories

Porthleven: eclectic Living room by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

Little touches like this make a house a home. A list of must visit places in the UK too! Especially Southwold, for those who love a coastal walk in a quiet place… When adding these little touches to the design of the house, Leivars have made sure that nothing is out of place. Here, faded signs and maritime treasures are in harmony with soft tones and fresh air…

Bedroom

Porthleven: eclectic Bedroom by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

The bedroom continues the maritime theme further. Pale grey and white allow the light to be the best friend of the design and give you, once more, that overwhelming feeling of tranquility. Not to mention, you can almost smell the sea air…

For more work from Leivars click… …  Here or, for some great living room design tips, click here

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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