Whether you’re looking for ideas for your home (or your traveling surf van) or you just need a little ocean inspiration, this gorgeous design book, focused on the nature-drenched aesthetic, has it all. Surf Shack profiles 20 different manifestations of a surfer’s paradise, from bungalows to boat houses, from all around the world. It’s a pleasure to escape into the photos, architectural designs, and essays about the laid-back lifestyle, and even better, to bring its influences into your own living space.
"Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger’s Surf Shack" [Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves.
Peek inside the homes of longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life. Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS, hotelier Sean MacPherson, Gypset author Julia Chaplin, and others have set up their spaces to embrace a casual ease and be the break between the waves.
With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches—from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia—this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.
"A colorful tour of some of the most unique surfer abodes around the world, from Melbourne to New York City." —Architectural Digest
About the Author
Interior designer and founder of Haus Interior, Nina Freudenberger is the author of the bestselling design book Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water, which was featured in Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and Martha Stewart Living. She lives with her husband and two young boys in Los Angeles, California.
"A colorful tour of some of the most unique surfer abodes around the world." —Architectural Digest
"A good look at not only a number of these vastly different abodes but also a quick glimpse into the particular and even peculiar lives that are lived there." —Gerry Lopez, renowned surfer, innovator, and author of Surf is Where You Find It
"One of the prettiest design and decor books I've viewed in some time. There's a uniqueness and authentic unstyled beauty to Surf Shack that I could really relate to and the photography is beautiful." —Victoria Smith, SF Girl by Bay
"Some of the coolest 'shacks' on the planet." —Surf Collective NYC
"It is [the surfing] lifestyle—and the home decor choices driven by it—that inspired interior designer Nina Freudenberger's new book." —Vogue
"This book perfectly shows the wildly varying sanctuaries of damp, sandy tribesmen, and where they return for brief comfort." —Fletcher Chouinard, shaper/designer
"Even if you don’t own a surfboard, there’s so much to learn from this gorgeous book about living a creative, authentic life." —Emily Henderson, author of the New York Times best seller Styled
"These laid-back coastal bedrooms illustrate how to bring effortlessly cool style into any sleeping space." —Oprah.com
"This bookhighlights many of the aspects that make surfing such a compelling pursuit—with captivating photographs of homes that reflect the owners' authentic love of wave riding and a deep respect for nature." —Paul Speaker, CEO, The World Surf League
"For me, the home is never about decoration, it's about personal expression and creating a foundation for an active life, which is exactly what Nina has captured here. This book gives me a ton of ideas!" —Maxwell Ryan, author of Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home
"Surf Shack pulled at my heartstrings. While I'm not a surfer, I grew up on the coast and in the water. The homes in this book speak to that love and not only inspire you to reimagine your decor, but how to live. You'll want to return to this book time and again." —Rebecca Atwood, author of Living with Pattern
"A stunning new book." —MyDomaine
"This book perfectly captures the dreamy living of California surf culture and casual beach-chic interiors." —Helene Henderson, chef-owner and author of Malibu Farm Cookbook