Surfing has always allured a certain type of risk taker. While movies like The Endless Summer popularized the notion of the traveling, bohemian surfer searching for the perfect wave, the 80s brought us Quicksilver, Billabong, Jeff Spicoli and the professionalization of the sport. With it came neon swimsuits and beach accessories and an entire culture dedicated to surfing.
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Surf style has slowly filtered into the home decor world but thankfully now we’ve mellowed to a more subtle and pleasing-to-the-eye color scheme of ocean aquas, sunny yellows and bright oranges mixed with a throwback to the 60s including vintage rattan furniture, woven accessories and stripes to create the perfect surfer chic home.
A simple white bedroom at the Surf Lodge in Montauk showcases a vintage rattan hanging chair and blue pom pom blanket.
A woven pendant shade and dining room chairs mixed with tropical curtains in vibrant greens, blues and yellow create a modern take on the 60s in this casual dining room. Fabriano fabric in sea breeze.
An antique caned chair and blue striped upholstered armchair in an all-white room in Aerin Lauder’s East Hamptons home is punctuated with a fun bikini-clad surfer girl painting. Photo courtesy of House Beautiful.
Surfboards make great accessories in this neutral toned room with shell pink accents. Photo courtesy of West Elm.
Surf up the patio with some vintage wicker chairs in a bright pink geometric pattern. Photo courtesy of House Beautiful.
No beach house is complete without an outdoor shower to rinse your board off and get the sand out of your bathing suit. Photo courtesy of Lowes.
Boja pendant lamp from Ikea
Bayside blue fabric from Robert Allen
Outdoor Swingasan chair from Pier One.
Calypso St. Barth pom pom blanket
A picturesque Leroy Grannis coffee table book
Surf’s up. Grab your board. And check out Nada Surf’s When I Was Young to get you in the mood.