Step Inside a Breezy Malibu Beach Cottage

Backyard shed with stand-up paddleboards and bistro table and chairs at Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Breezy Malibu Beach Cottage

 

“It’s a beach house! There will be sand on the floor and kids running around, and that’s the way it should be.”

—Brigette Romanek

 

Kelly Sawyer Patricof at home in Malibu

Striped rug, fiddle leaf fig, fireplace and built-in bookcases at Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Malibu Beach Cottage

Striped rug, fiddle leaf fig, fireplace and built-in bookcases at Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Malibu Beach Cottage

Kitchen with open shelving at Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Malibu Beach Cottage

Blu Dot chair at Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Malibu Beach Cottage

Kelly and her designer Brigette Romanek at Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Malibu Beach Cottage

Bedroom with Peter Dunham vintage textilesat Kelly Sawyer Patricof's Malibu Beach Cottage

The Patricof’s Malibu Beach cottage is everything a beach house should be: low-maintenance, whitewashed and breezy. It’s a house where kids can run around and parents can throw cocktail-parties around the outdoor stone fireplace. It’s the kind of house you never want to leave, or at least that’s how owner Kelly Sawyer Patricof describes it: “we will drive up there on a Friday, park the car, and won’t get in it again until we have to go back”.

Patricof enlisted the help of friend and interior designer (and former singer/actress) Brigette Romanek to revamp the 1950s beach bungalow in the Malibu Colony. The launching point: the clear blue Malibu sky that inspired the modern wingback chair in the cheerful hue; and a layered neutral palette. The built-in bookshelves in the family room showcase a collection of pottery and objets. Everything was planned with sandy feet and casual cocktail parties in mind.

 

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Photography by Douglas Friedman for C Home.

  • http://www.seeshopeatdo.com Whitney Campeau

    So, so stunning. I want to live there! I love that it’s clearly ‘designed’ but doesn’t look too ‘done’. Perfect!

    seeshopeatdo.com

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      Very well said! I wouldn’t mind living there myself… 🙂

  • http://www.catalinacreative.com/ Natalie at Catalina Creative

    This place is gorgeous! Those book shelves are amazing, and I adore the whitewash effect.

  • http://www.leighclair.com Kira Semple

    Love the clean-lined yet cozy vibe this home gives off. When can I move in??!

    Kira