A Bright and Bold Summer Beach House
A Happy Mix
Vibrant colors, a mix of patterns, and flowers everywhere — real, painted, and printed on the sofa's Clover Poppy, from Hable Construction — make the living room "cheerful, bright, and playful," says Ewart.
A Sunny Summer Home
In front of the 1938 California cottage is a Liberty of London bicycle from Target; it belongs to designer Krista Ewart's sister Laurie Thiel, the homeowner.
Colorful Cushions and Tablecloth
Dining chairs from the 1960s are painted semigloss white. "White makes them disappear into the walls — it's less busy and helps open the space — but still lets you see their super-cool design," Ewart says. White coral almost fills a bookshelf: "One big accessory has more impact than a bunch of miniatures."
A Bold Bedroom
"These nesting tables are great for the small master bedroom," Ewart says. "Pull the little one out at night, push it back in when you're not using it."
A Perfect Pairing with Pink
She chose turquoise and red for her 10-year-old niece's bedroom because "they're always great together." A Bubble-Up side table from PB Teen is paired with the vintage painted bed.
A Petite Bathroom
"The bathroom is hilarious: It's so tiny, there's only the little sink and a shower." Hinson's Fireworks wallpaper by Albert Hadley highlights a mirror Ewart designed as a simplified version of the living-room mantel mirror. Light fixture from Old School Lighting. Pottery Barn towels. "This polka-dotty print with the pink herringbone shower curtain just makes me happy," Ewart says.
A Dutch door opens to the kitchen and a children's room beyond. Stripes, polka dots, and big blue whales are a surprisingly compatible mix.