“It’s a 1930s ideal of a Malibu beach house,” Michael S. Smith says of the residence he designed for film producer Donna Arkoff Roth in California’s Malibu Colony.
Smith arranged a circa 1750 English chest of drawers in the entrance hall.
Nautical paintings—including a 19th-century oil of a burial at sea—hang in the living room.
“I like beach houses to have layering and depth, not the white-on-white look often associated with them,” notes Smith, who opted for a colorful, casual mix of furnishings and fabrics.
A sunroom—known in Mallibu Colony as a teahouse—serves as the family room.
A sitting area occupies one end of the master bedroom
Back patio ready for guests.
All images from Architectural Digest