Inhale deeply: no, that’s not the smell of a book, that’s the delicate scent of the ocean’s breeze. You have been whisked off on a journey through the world’s loveliest seaside homes and perhaps (no promises) you’re never coming back... Relax into the lazy pace of living by the water while you soak up our selection of delectable coastal interiors from all five continents. Highlights include a Martha’s Vineyard mansion, a Knokke apartment designed by minimal architect Vincent van Duysen, the Kjærholm house in Denmark, the domicile of Fiona Swarovski in Capri, the Lautner-designed Marbrisa residence in Mexican Acapulco, and a house in Iporanga, Brazil by architect Isay Weinfeld. From minimalist to cozy, from ethnic to modern, these homes all share a love for the deep blue.
Ian Phillips was born in Middlesbrough, England—the birthplace of Captain Cook—and studied modern languages at Cambridge. Having lived in Paris for more than 20 years, his current apartment on the Left Bank is in a building once inhabited by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‛s wife. He has been editor-at-large for the German edition of ADArchitectural Digest for many years and is a regular contributor to Interior Design, Architectural Digest US, and Elle Decor.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.