I Spy: Surfboards
Prop Up a Board for Instant Surfside Chic
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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Surfboards can be rather big, bulky and damp. This makes shoving them into a closet a challenge. Everything I know about surfing I know from Point Break, Blue Crush, and The Bradys Go To Hawaii, so I promise not to pretend to understand the sport or the lingo. However, Houzz surfers are realizing they may as well turn this storage challenge into a design opportunity, showing off their surfboards in all kinds of spots inside and outside the home. Here are some favorites:
The boards leaning against this drive-through (down to the main house) garage give visitors a hint about what they'll see on the rest of the property.
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This home clearly has very little clutter, so you know the surfboards have passed the acceptability test for decor and are very important to the owners.
Outdoor showers are great spots for propping up surfboards.
Surfers, I have no clue. Is your board supposed to take a shower after a dip in the ocean?
This board's style matches the room's decor. The million-dollar question is which came first, the surfboard or the paint and sofa fabric choices?
This ebony and ivory board adds an eclectic element that makes this room just a little more casual.
A vintage boards adds tropical charm to this relaxing living room.
A (very) long board inspired this unique poolside bench.
This beautiful wooden coffee table resembles a surfboard on a stand and adds two types of wood to the material palette.
Ideabook published on June 22, 2011.
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