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Interior Design: Creating a Beach House in the Countryside

4 years ago last month we moved to our little house in the countryside in North Hampshire, far, far away from the seaside.  After many ‘project houses’ this would be our first real home, where I could make our mark and decorate it as I liked and so in the lead up to our move my passion for interior design began.  Both being water babies with a love for the seaside, my mission was to… Continue reading
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Beach Themed Bedroom Design: A Peaceful Escape

The bedroom should be a place to relax, escape and unwind - your refuge or sanctuary after a long day at work! And what better way to do it than to escape to your very own beach themed bedroom - a place where many of us will head to for a holiday or a short break away to recharge! Creating a Beach Themed Bedroom My main aim when designing this room was to create a… Continue reading
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Cruising ahead – Contemporary Surf Art

Surf art is producing its own genre in contemporary surf art and forging recognition in the field. Some wonderful artists inspired by the waves include this brilliant bunch . . . The famous American graphic artist Jon Van Hamersveld has turned to surf as a subject and it’s possibly no surprise due to his childhood in California and the surf culture that accompanies this lifestyle. He mixes fantasy art and design with a graphic illustrator…

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5 Unusual Homes by the Sea

People have chosen to live by water for thousands of years, and nowadays this can mean in house boats or luxury beach side apartments, and this week our blog focuses on unusual homes by the sea. Our Top 5 Unusual Homes by the Sea 1. The Floating Home by the Sea This example of a floating house was designed by Singapore-based architect Myitr Malcew for a company specialising in floating buildings. It’s built on top…

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This Week In Waves: North Shore Dreams

The Blue Rapture Team have just got back from holiday to Oahu, Hawaii and whilst having an amazing time surfing, playing in the sun and eat a tone of Shave Ice they managed to snap a load of great shots too! The North Shore has to be one of our most favourite places in the world with its laid back vibes, beautiful beaches and some seriously cool surf spots too – even if you are a beginner…

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