Mini Home Office Tour: Surf Shack in Brooklyn

Mini Home Office Tour: Surf Shack in Brooklyn

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 19, 2008

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I just moved into a new apartment in Ft. Greene, so I thought I'd share this corner of my surf shack inspired bedroom/office. My husband is an Aussie and it was his yearning for beach culture, plus the discovery of this Benjamin Moore surf blue paint, that triggered the theme.

I first saw this color in a photo of designer Todd Nickey's ( bedroom; at Nickey's suggestion, I mixed in some white to soften it a little. I then picked-up this shell chandelier on a recent trip to the France. The good news here -- Dan, a English Bloke -- is selling similar ones for just $15 at the small outdoor Chelsea Market on 25th btwn 5th & 6th. The bamboo shades are Pearl River ($20) -- make sure you measure your windows, as there are many sizes.

I found the reclaimed lumber for my desk at M. Fine Lumber ( on the outskirts of Williamsburg. This one 12ft piece was $20. I'm still not sure yet if I'll stain it. Max, I used the same spice brown dura seal stain on my floors as you did, thanks for saving me the hassle of testing a million stains.

Anyone else have beach/surf shack inspired rooms? I'd love to see the photos for more inspiration.

- Amy Morris

(This is one of four posts by Amy that we'll be posting over the next two weeks)

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