Home Tour: A Very Contemporary Blue Mood in Southampton
"Man Cave" get's a new meaning when it's given a sleek and contemporary spin on the water in Southampton. The owner, who designed his home, did it all without an architect--just a builder. Now that's DIY! He let us tour his four bedroom open-air home, which was inspired by the ocean: colors, patterns and mood.
While the floor plan is open, individual spaces have been created by strategically placed furniture. Here, a fishbone chair anchors the hyper-contemporary space.
A modular couch allows for a mix of color around the sleek white table. Our favorite part? The built-in succulent garden.
Keeping the color palette throughout: blues, whites and grays continue into the dining area, which sits beside the kitchen. A custom glass table with a mini surfboard center reflects the oceanic vibe of the home. Tip: Use a large piece of art to anchor your space and set a mood.
We've learned that doing your online research pays-off: the linens and mattresses were found online (talk about time management!) and we were impressed with how dreamy-comfortable they were.
Mini honeycomb tiles covered the walls, showers and floors of each bathroom. We love the way is creates a spa-like feel at home.
On the exterior, nautical lines continued around the home.
A 1962 SL is the owner's newest baby, second in line to his young daughter.
At night, the lap pool lights up, setting the mood for outdoor summer parties while the cement fire pit is perfect for chilly evenings.
Photography by Alexis Jonnson for The Nest