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Get the Look: Malibu’s Favorite Modern California Beach House

photo: Jessica Menda
Malibu is known for many things, but its beautiful beaches and relaxed, coastal aesthetic are at the top of the list. So it should come as no surprise that when The Surfrider Malibu opened last year with its bright spaces and modern-meets-throwback aesthetic, people went nuts for it. The suites are gorgeous and the offerings are luxurious, but the place itself still has that old school California roadside motel vibe.

We’re constantly inspired when we walk through the doors here, and thought you might be interested in recreating the look of the Surfrider lounge space in your very own home. Here always to help us find the goodies to complete the look, Chairish is providing us with tons of inspiration below.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown
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White Linen Pillow Back Sofa

This cushy, cozy white linen couch with tons of overstuffed pillows finishes the whole Surfrider look. Since these are made to order, you might you even opt to go with a pair if your space can hold them both.
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“Déjà Vu” Oversized Original Black and White Drawing

The high-contrast black line drawings on the walls at Surfrider add a ton of character to the bright, white walls. To achieve a similar look, a collection of oversized black and white drawings should do the trick. Try this original drawing by Erik Sulander.
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Iron & Marble Coffee Table

The minimalist design of this coffee table makes it perfectly reminiscent of that gorgeous Surfrider lounge scene. Plus, the white marble top is a classic and super easy to maintain.
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White Glazed Ceramic Female Head Vase

We’d love to see this ceramic conversation starter filled with white peonies and placed on that marble coffee table. It’s a great vase or you can leave it empty and use it like a tabletop sculpture.
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“Zebra” Oversized Original Black and White Drawing

Another original charcoal and ink drawing by Erik Sulander, this piece would pop beautifully in a light birch gallery frame and works well alongside any other black-and-white illustration.
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Large Blue & White Splash Ceramic Serving Bowl

Add a splash of cool blue to your coffee table styling (a la Surfrider) with this ceramic bowl. Handmade in Portugal, this design detail is one of a kind.
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Modernist Abstracted Figure in Graphite, 20th Century

Known well around San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, artist Michael di Cosola (1929-2010) created psychedelic, surrealist portraits and abstractions. This original piece in graphite on paper is a shining example, and one that embraces that high contrast look you’re going for.
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African Senufo Wood Milk Stool

This small African Senufo milk stool would look gorgeous with a tall vase filled with greenery or potted plant placed on top. A glimpse at excellent craftsmanship, this stool is carved from just one piece of wood.
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Hand Built Ceramic Vessel

The perfect size to place a candle in or use as décor on top of a stack of coffee table books, this little vessel has a gorgeous color and texture.
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