Long Held Suspicions Confirmed: Yes, The Home of Anthropologie's Co-Founder Is Indeed Amazing

Long Held Suspicions Confirmed: Yes, The Home of Anthropologie's Co-Founder Is Indeed Amazing

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Arlyn Hernandez
Sep 22, 2016
Designer Colleen Bashaw hoped to add the texture of a natural-fiber rug in the entryway without covering up the custom-patterned cement tile. So she installed a sisal rug on the wall.
(Image credit: Maura McEvoy for House Beautiful)

If you're anything like me, every time you walk into an Anthropologie, you think one—or all—of these three things: 1. Whoa, it smells so good in here. 2. Please let there be a sale on the sale items so I can actually afford to buy something other than a Voluspa candle. 3. What must the Anthro owners' house look like?!? Well, thanks to a peek into the blissfully boho home of co-founder Scott Belair and his wife Bayne, we now know, and it's so, so, so good.

The renovated Tudor beach house on the New Jersey shore, which is featured in all its glory in the October issue of House Beautiful (on sale now), was fashioned by interior designer Colleen Bashaw, who said she "tried not to 'over-Anthro' the house, because we didn't want to give the impression of a showroom," though there are a few Anthropologie treasures sprinkled throughout. The finished design is a mix of boho quirk and breezy seaside vibes, featuring natural textures and pops of color.

Take a look for yourself:

The breakfast room's wallpaper is Brett Design's Knit Large. Rattan chairs, Serena & Lily. Blue pillows in Carolina Irving Textiles' Zig Zag linen. Sconce, Troy Lighting.

"I wanted every inch of the powder room to be special," Bashaw says. The wallpaper is Brett Design's Peonies. The vintage brass console was fitted with a Waterstone Faucets fixture, and the custom backsplash and counter are made of Stone Surfaces' Black Absolute granite. Sconces, Restoration Hardware. Mirror, Anthropologie.

The master bedroom, which overlooks the ocean, is covered in Christopher Farr Cloth's Carnival wallpaper. "I wanted it to feel like a cocoon," Bashaw says. The custom burlap bed with nailhead trim is dressed with monogrammed pillowcases by Leontine Linens, sheets from Schweitzer Linen, and a Les Indiennes throw. Clarkson double sconce by Aerin.

See more images of this residential wonderland, and read the full story on House Beautiful.

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