It is always a challenge to design a place where both kids, as well as adults, can have fun. But, interior designer Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co has successfully created such a place in this beach playhouse in Westhampton, New York. It serves as an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for the owners and their three children. This stunning five bedroom house, located in a quiet family neighborhood, needed a major overhaul in a ten-week timeline. However, the owners gave Chango & Co completes creative freedom. With this carte blanche, Susana Simonpietri came up with a colorful interior design that was cheerful as well as whimsical. Beautiful photograph by Sean Litchfield.
From the front porch, this home looks like any other Beach House in the neighborhood. But when you open the door it leads to a banana yellow interior. The whole house is full of playful bright pops of colors that delight your senses. Vibrant colors, mismatched furnishings, and eye-catching accents create a playful atmosphere full of character. Each room reflects the colorful personalities of the family members. It encourages you to have unrestrained fun and as much playtime as possible. All in all, this place is a celebration of whimsy and lightness of spirit.
Bright and Colorful Entry
The entryway is a colorful affair with a fun mood. The door is painted a bright banana yellow. It makes a vivid contrast with the white walls. The large hanging pendant lights and the wall mirror add visual interest to space. The orange table is another splash of color in the room. The neutral colors of the rug help tone down the overall effect. The entry also offers a view of the multicolored dining room.
Pineapple Wallpaper Dining Room
The pineapple wallpaper somehow works for the dining room decor. The jute area rug, the side table, the hanging pendant lights, and the wall mirror go well with the natural colors of the wallpaper. The mix and match of black and yellow dining chairs add color and fun to the atmosphere of the room.
The patterned tabletop adds interest. The plant and flowers bring the room to life.
Living Room Soft Interior
Compared to the other rooms in the house, this living room is remarkably low-key. The colors used are soft and understated. The furniture is comfortable and functional. The white walls and light blue sofa give a soothing effect. The large TV and its cabinet are the main focus of the room. The large white floor lamps and the painting on top of the fireplace mantel add some visual interest. Similarly, the plant decorations on the center table also add interest to the room.
The custom-made macrame chairs add some color and fun to the serene atmosphere. Large floor-to-ceiling windows let in a lot of sunlight.
Yellow Lamps Breakfast Nook
A breakfast nook is a place where everyone gathers together. This place is decorated in candy-colored hues. The bubblegum mint chairs and the wood chairs go really well with the white lacquered table, straw bench, and wooden floors. Chartreuse toned lanterns from Mexico add some bright color to the room. The various paintings on the wall add some interest to the room.
The small shelf holds drinks and various other interesting decorations.
Just adjacent to the breakfast nook is a small space for storage with various hooks for hanging coats, etc. and a bench for keeping things, etc.
Kitchen with Yellow Accents
Two large industrial hanging lamps attract the attention. The kitchen counter and island also has a black countertop. The white cabinets have leather pulls for a more refined look. The contrast of black and white gives the kitchen a sophisticated look. The addition of bright yellow chairs and yellow flowers brings some color and lifts the atmosphere of the kitchen.
Neutral Tones Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is surely the most neutral spot in the home. It serves as a retreat for adults and is thus decorated in soft colors and simple furnishings. This room taps into the vibrant and colorful interior design of the home in a discreet and subtle manner. The white walls and large windows make the room look bigger and brighter.
The designers used the soft grey bed and the patterned grey headboard to match the grey ottoman and the jute rug. The side table also goes well with the soft grey theme of the room. The multicolored pillows bring some splashes of color to the room.
Nordic Style Inspired Guest Bedroom
The simple and minimalistic guest bedroom looks inspired by the Nordic design style. The large bed, functional side table, rattan chair and wooden side table are the only furnishings in the spare room. The beautiful table lamps and the rattan chair add some interest to the room. A small collection of paintings works as the only wall decor. The sheepskin rug softens the room and gives a sense of comfort. The window lets in a lot of natural light making the room look airy and well-lit.
The florally patterned bed is a splash of color in the otherwise neutral bedroom.
Full of Wall Art Upper Hallway
The upper hallway is decorated with lots of paintings and decorations. There are various tables and seating places in various places. The wooden chair and the sheepskin stools add a touch of style to the decor.
Kids’ Playroom Colorful Interior Design
The kids’ playroom is a bright and cheerful room full of color and character. The stunning wall decoration is not any wallpaper. It is a gridded plus sign decal meticulously applied all over the slanted walls of the room to create a dramatic and fun-filled space. The spacious room has many fun elements for the kids to enjoy. The rope swings are a clever touch for the playroom.
The custom-made French-piped mattresses on the floor are great for respite and can also be converted into beds for last-minute slumber parties. The various multicolored pillows with colorful pom-poms and tassels add color to the room.
A small tent in the corner adds a fun element for the kids to play with. The ceiling lights provide ample lighting in the night while the large windows let in a lot of natural daylight. The vast space allows the kids to have various toys and things to play with, in a single room.
Watermelon Wall Decal Girls Bedroom
The girls’ bedroom sports a cheerful watermelon decal installed all over the walls to give a colorful and feminine vibe to the room. The white trundle beds and white walls form a nice base for the colorful interior design.
The colorful bed sheets and covers certainly add a cheery, happy feeling to the room. The unique side table and mint colored table lamps add interest to the room. A beautiful pink rattan chair and a sheepskin rug enhance the feminine vibe of the room.
Yellow Rug Simple Study Room
The yellow rug in the study room instantly catches the eye and lifts the mood of the room. The white study table matches the white walls. The industrial study lamp looks stylish and functional. The wall decal of paintings along with the grey sofa and ottoman gives the room an elegant touch. This is a place for the kids to study and have some fun while doing it!
Black and White Boys’ Room
The boys’ room has a rather light and airy feel to it. The walls are covered in Triangle wall decal which gives the room a playful appeal. The Bunk beds look cozy and go well with the wall decal. The unique wall lamps make bedtime reading more fun. The white drawer by the window doubles as a window seat/storage shelf. The colorful pillows and the green chairs add color to the black-and-white decor. The sheepskin rug softens the look of the room.
An open shelf gives a space for storing kids’ toys and other stuff. The airplanes hanging from the ceiling in the center of the room add a touch of whimsy to the room and would surely appeal to the young boys.