Manly Beach PadBeach Style Dining Room, Sydney
What Houzz contributors are saying:
16. Location: Sydney, NSWWhy we love it: There’s a lot of colour in this room but because it’s tonally similar, it’s calming rather than attention-grabbing. Lesson to learn: colour can be done in so many ways, not always bright, not always primary.
By the beachThis colourful apartment, located over the road from Sydney’s Manly Beach with enviable ocean views, has a vintage coastal vibe and a ‘kick off your shoes and relax’ feel about it, just as the owners intended. The beach pad is used by a young family of seven on weekends and holidays, so the space had to be carefully planned to accommodate this many people comfortably. Designer Brett Mickan used playful, bold colours (Dulux ‘Sea Legs’ and ‘Pale Tendral’) to focus attention on the views, furniture and art. The banquette seating not only makes the best use of the available space, it adds interest and creates less visual noise than a table surrounded by chairs. The practical vinyl upholstery blends into the wall and adds to the vintage vibe, as do the four original Bentwood chairs around the table. Oval is always a wise choice for dining nooks to allow for ease of access and to avoid knocked knees.Handwoven pendant: Orient House