Virginia Beach - Interior Design Tips For Capturing VA Beach




"There's something in the air here."  That was the first thing my friend said to me when she visited Virginia Beach.  She was right, of course.  Ask anyone who has ever visited, or any local who has come home after a time away.  There's nowhere in the world quite like VA Beach.  From the jets screaming overhead to the sights and smells of the Boardwalk, and from produce stands in the County to the stark beauty of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the culture here is as diverse as it is unique.  Whether you recently bought a home in Sandbridge or you're just looking to capture some of the energy of the ocean, here are some tips for bringing a little slice of VA Beach to your interior.


Be Unique

 If anyone has told you that there is one style associated with Virginia Beach, they're lying to you.  From the classic Georgian buildings to Mid-Century Ranch homes, VA Beach is about as eclectic as they come.  The one thing that is true about our style is that it has to reflect the owner.  When you're designing your home's interior, make sure you stay true to what YOU like.  


Beach It Up

 Obviously, we love the beach.  If you don't like the beach, maybe Virginia Beach isn't the place for you.  I'm not going to tell you to put beach-scene artwork on every wall, and paint your house in nothing but foam greens and watery blues.  In fact, please don't.  But you can incorporate the beach life in a subtle and socially acceptable way.  Include beach signage or a seashell collection in the living room.  Bring in natural woods and cool upholstery in the dining room.  You might also consider hanging sheer curtains instead of blinds to emulate the natural light of the beach.


Blend Old and New

 Virginia Beach has a long history, and has been governed by the same body since 1634.  And yet VA Beach is a thoroughly modern place, complete with Pharrell Williams Day (June 7)!  Any interior that wants to reflect the feel of Virginia Beach needs to blend the old world with the new.  Try mixing traditional dining tables with non-conventional chairs, or juxtapose a Warhol-esque gallery wall over an old world sofa.


Add Textures

Spend much time here, and your senses will begin to feel it.  No matter where you are in Virginia Beach, there are a million sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures surrounding you constantly.  Try to incorporate that into your home.  One of my favorite ways of accomplishing this is by adding an area rug over hardwood floors.  You can also try textured throw pillows or blending wooden and upholstered seating.

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