Summer is officially here and last week I celebrated the 4th of July in the Dominican Republic with Carlos, my boyfriend, and his family. To my design enjoyment, the house we stayed in, called Casa Bibi in Las Terrenas had just the right amount of Scandinavian design. A mix of white denim, white concrete, and warm Danish teak against the ocean/pool backdrop was heavenly.
Less was definitely more. The large 6 bedroom home was designed by Belgian architect Marc Corbiau whose architectural work is minimal and airy. Walls turn into interior architecture as closets, sinks, and bed frames made out of concrete. The color palette was minimal. Single vintage mid-century modern pieces stood out in each bedroom keeping the main focus on space, light, the beach and landscape views.
In a like-to-know-it fashion here is a selection of similar vintage pieces found at Casa Bibi if you'd like to create your own minimal beach getaway.
Sideboards or credenzas are not only for dinning rooms or entertainment systems but can be great storage units for bedrooms and display tables for books and collections. The Danish modern style is timeless. These here are made of oak and teak in the style of Danish designers Arne Vodder and Bernhard Pedersen & Son.
A Butterfly lounge chair with patina leather and ottoman for Knoll, an Alvar Aalto side table with a grey top, a Harry Bertoia slat bench for Knoll with sheepskin and a pair of Falcon lounge chairs by Sigurd Ressell are great additions to any beach getaway inspired by Casa Bibi.
Alvar Aalto side table and dot stool by Arne Jacobsen, vintage finds at Casa Bibi
Would you love to see more interiors with mid-century furniture pieces? I took a road trip to New Hope, Pennsylvania to visit George Nakashima’s home and studio take a look at his interiors in Design Travel.