When designing this beach house on Whidbey Island in Island Country, Washington, Soli Terry Architects had to respond to one major request regarding the design. The team had to combine modern elements with antiquities. The challenge was not as difficult as you might think. As it turns out, these two styles are quite compatible.
The interior design of the house is very fresh, bright and airy. White is the primary color used throughout the house but shades of blue also play an important role. The large windows and openings contribute to the breezy atmosphere present in all the rooms of the house.
This unusual combination of styles is a very inspired one in this case. The way modern pieces interact with antiques is very harmonious. Elements such as a vintage armchair, a clawfoot tub or an antique chandelier complement modern pieces of furniture and accessories and the result is not necessarily a contrasting look.
In addition to these specific features, the whole house is designed this way. Its architecture is at the junction between old and new and this also translates into the design of the windows, doors, ceilings and everything else.