Sandy Neutrals and Ocean Hues Mimic This Home's Breathtaking Coastal Views

Designer Joe Lucas turned this California home into a contemporary escape.

joe lucas living room
Karyn R. Millet

Joe Lucas goes the distance for an ocean-side getaway just 15 minutes from his clients’ main home, creating a fuss-free escape for surfing, family togetherness, and chilling by the beach.

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joe lucas kitchen
Karyn R. Millet

Lucas chose bleached-white oak cabinetry for this Hermosa Beach, California, home. “It feels more modern,” he says, “beachy without being too theme-y.” Pendants, the . The rope-wrapped counter stools are from Lucas’s Los Angeles shop, .

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joe lucas living room
Karyn R. Millet
Living Room

A Titanio Nero travertine-slab fireplace anchors the living room. The chair, in a fabric, console, and throw are all from . Lamp, .

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joe lucas living room
Karyn R. Millet
Living Room (More)

For the room’s sofa, Lucas chose a Holland & Sherry outdoor fabric with a “terry cloth-like texture” he deemed perfect for a beach house. A custom armchair (left) is upholstered in a fabric. The chair (right) and bench are from . Mirror, . Walls in Elizabeth I in Roman Clay finish.

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joe lucas dining room
Karyn R. Millet
Dining Room

Lucas designed the dining room’s live-edge walnut-and-bronze table; chairs in a leather; chandelier, .

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joe lucas master bedroom
Karyn R. Millet
Master Bedroom

In the master bedroom, the bed from is topped with linens and a pillow. Wallcovering, .

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joe lucas powder room
Karyn R. Millet
Powder Room

The powder room’s vanity has a custom walnut counter and a mirror; wallpaper, .

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joe lucas beach room
Karyn R. Millet
Beach Room

Beams add architectural interest to the low ceiling of the beach room, which leads to the sand. ’s concrete hex tiles on the floor “only get prettier as they age,” Lucas says. Custom sofa in a fabric. chairs in a print. Coffee table, . Rope tables, . Artwork, .

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joe lucas bunk room
Karyn R. Millet
Bunk Room

A corner of the bunk room, which sleeps seven; the multi­colored tiles in the adjoining bathroom, Lucas says, were “the ultimate sea-glass haul.”

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joe lucas daughter bedroom
Karyn R. Millet
Daughter's Bedroom

A four-poster bed from in a daughter’s room has a headboard upholstered in a Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks fabric; lamps, .

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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of CQ.

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