As a designer I am blessed to be able to create all kinds of different spaces. They span the gamut from multimillion-dollar villas to family residential properties. One of my favorite home design projects, though, would have to be beach homes. Most of my best memories as a native Southern California girl involve the sun, sand and sea. When I saw Hooker Furniture introduce the new Surfrider Collection, it instantly spoke to my inner connection to coastal living. After reading more about the inspiration behind the design and seeing it, I knew this collection would be a staple for future interior projects.

The Signature Hooker Functionality

Hooker Furniture describes this line as a “melding [of] the salty, yet cozy oasis of the California coastline with a modern surf culture.” It’s like they put my personality in a furniture line! Being near the ocean is so rejuvenating to me. It centers and recharges me, and the Surfrider Collection will do the same for anyone who chooses to incorporate these pieces into their home design.

I’ll never stop singing Hooker Furniture’s praises because they are consummate craftsmen when it comes to designing pieces that expertly mesh real life usage with an unmatched elegance. Like other Hooker items I’ve had the pleasure of owning and using, the Surfrider Bar Cabinet is visually stunning. But never be fooled into thinking Hooker makes one-trick pony pieces. The cabinet’s bi-folding doors make it a highly functional element in a tighter space where wide-opening doors may be cumbersome. That’s a huge bonus.

I also really appreciate that the cabinet design sets up its interior space for specific usage and storage. The stemware racks, work surfaces and wine shelves have a distinct place and purpose. For me, this ensures that the cabinet won’t go the way of many home hutches and cabinets that end up being junk spaces to hide miscellaneous home items. It’s an easy organization detail that will be useful for future owners. Hooker Furniture seamlessly incorporates practical uses in its offerings, and the Surfrider Bar Cabinet maintains that signature with style.

Masterful Make and Materials

Hooker Furniture also gets the use of natural materials right with the Surfrider Collection. I LOVE the use of rattan for the Writing Desk. It creates an airy aesthetic that feels casual but refined. Each of the rattan desk legs hosts two fixed shelves, which immediately jolted my inner design creativity. While traditional desks usually feature enclosed drawers, the open format in the Writing Desk legs is a storage feature that lends itself to so many creative décor opportunities. Put simply, this desk is its own statement piece and work of art. It’s just another example of the thoughtful, intentional design Hooker puts into its furniture.

The light wood finish used for this desk also grabbed my design eye. I tend to shy away from woods that lean too yellow or red in my interior design. The sandy neutral color adds a sun-bleached tonality throughout the collection that any of my Malibu clients would appreciate. Distressing in the furniture incorporates sandblasting and bleaching, adding a warm, casual allure to an otherwise modern piece.

Clean, Cohesive and Coastal

The opulent stone atop the desk is another highlight, as it crowns a piece that would be perfect in an office, hotel or home living space without losing its clean, cohesive, coastal appeal. The Writing Desk wouldn’t feel out of place in any of those spaces, and that only adds to its multifaceted charm. I would suggest complementing the desk with the Surfrider Barrel Back Chair. This gorgeous stationary chair sports a performance fabric seat and loose back pillow supported by a lattice motif cane back. Away from the desk, these chairs would look amazing around a dinner table, or used alone as casual chairs in a living room or entertainment space.

The Surfrider Collection can be summed up in two words: sophisticated relaxation. Whether or not you live near a beach community, the Surfrider Collection exemplifies my brand’s purpose of creating modern, approachable luxury. If you desire a casual but cultured look in a space, this collection fits the bill in so many ways. Hooker Furniture wins me over once again with easy elegance. When you want furniture that is not only visually stunning but functional enough for everyday use, look no further!

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