Three sets of trifold doors open up the cabana and allow guests to easily step outside, while décor like tree stump coffee tables and a wall-mounted surfboard serve as conversation starters for those who remain indoors. Hoping not to detract from the ocean view inside this Asbury Park home, designer Marc Goldberg decorated using neutral-tone furniture and relied on smaller throw pillows and accent pieces to provide pops of color. A large linear chandelier in the main eating area preserves the sight lines, as does the architect-installed column in the corner of the living room, which conceals the power bank for the motorized curtains.
A beach house should be fun and functional for the entire family, and that’s what designers Miriam Silver Verga and Hillary Kaplan intended when they worked with the owners of this Lavallette home.
Subtle touches like a chandelier made of navy agate and turquoise jade stones complement the seagrass wallpaper and pickled wood cabinets in the kitchen. An old garage was transformed into a playful playhouse for all ages: There’s a stand-up Ms. Pac-Man arcade game, refrigerator, wet bar and framed art, including the iconic Asbury Park mascot, Tillie.
Though built in Beach Haven’s historic district, a newly constructed home received a contemporary feel thanks to architect Michael Pagnotta and designer Vanessa Romond. White Shaker-style cabinets reflect plenty of light that streams through a pair of large kitchen windows, while an oversize island offers extra space for dining and entertaining guests.