When Greg and Stacie Hall’s beach house in Narragansett, Rhode Island burned to the ground, they did what any lovers of the New England coast would do – they went right to work building their dream beach house. Anxious to leave the painful past behind and start anew, the Hall family finally moved in months past the original timeline. With summer already halfway over, the Halls decorated the entire beach house in just 48 hours and never looked back.
With several summers under their belts, they’ve discovered the challenges of living in an east-facing beach house with two rambunctious daughters and two lovable pups. Unfiltered sunlight has caused serious fading in the living and dining rooms and mysterious stains hint at spilled ice cream and muddy paws.
In the first episode of The Beach House, the Hall family enlists Rhode Island-based interior designer, Kate Jackson of Kate Jackson Design, to breathe new life into the beach house design and take it from faded to fabulous. After a tour of the spaces that will receive a much-needed makeover – the living room, dining room, backyard and the third floor bedroom/playroom for the girls – Kate is ready to go to work. Armed with fade and stain resistant fabrics from Sunbrella, she will outfit the home with new furniture, fabrics and accessories that are not only functional and kid-friendly, but also stylish and comfortable.
Follow along in episode two as Kate searches for new sofas and swivel chairs for the living room, hangs sheer Sunbrella window treatments to soften the sunlight without obstructing the ocean view, sources art and accessories from her favorite antique store and reveals the new, coastal chic, living room design.
The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts M36 brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.