Instant Beach House from Darby Road

My friend Ann told me about Darby Road Home Furnishings which features handcrafted new & vintage furnishings, as well as custom upholstery and accessories. The store is in Waltham, just a block down the road from Wolfers Lighting on Route 117.

It’s one of those places where you want to browse … there are nooks and crannies full of wonderful furniture and unique accessories. I don’t know of an eclectic mix like this in the Boston area. It’s a little like Mohr McPherson but Darby Road is more European/ American style though there are a lot of nice Asian items there that I coveted.

It’s that time of year to dream of a beach house. In my case, it’s a fantasy Pinterest board, but for others, this is the mad scramble time to get vacation homes ready for the summer.

I thought it would be fun to take this fantasy beach room from Sea Cottage and see how Darby Road could recreate it with items in stock and ready to go. In fact, since they have such a large inventory, you can get great beach style in seven days, door to door! (Of course, this assumes your beach house is in Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, the Cape, Narragansett or generally around the Eastern Seaboard.)

image from Sea Cottage

So we took this beach living room, and voila!, we recreated this look. Here’s a sampling of some fun beachy looks I found.

Darby Road has a carefully curated selection of fabrics for custom upholstery. You can buy this linen covered armchair off the floor for $850 if you need Instant Beach House.

Darby Road, Instant beach house

Darby Road, custom upholstery,

If you have more time, you can add a pop of color or texture by choosing your own fabric on a wide variety of other upholstered frames that they offer. Armchairs with custom upholstery, from $500 to  $1200.  Sofas and sectionals starting at $790.

Darby Road, custom sectional, custom chair, custom couch

A Darby Road exclusive painted/distressed Swedish style bench $750.

Large & unique selection of down filled pillows from $39 to $125.

LARGE (40” X 32”) Coral prints @ $425 ea.

Darby Road, coral paintings

Zinc top dining table with old wood base, bring out the lobsters and gather the family round…$1750.

Stop by to see how you can make a room in your house or summer cottage an instant beach house. The courteous staff at Darby Road would love to help you create your perfect space.

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8 Responses to “Instant Beach House from Darby Road”
  1. Ann says:

    Beautiful things! If only I had a beach house to decorate… Looks so relaxing. And in Waltham. I used to live in Waltham. Missing it now!!!

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Ann,
      I didn’t realize you lived in Waltham! We were almost neighbors. So many coincidences lately with you! 🙂 When my beach house becomes a reality, I want to get some of those items. It was fun to browse Darby Road; they have such unique and wonderful items!

  2. Vani Sayeed says:

    Lovely:))) thanks Mia!

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Vani,
      I’m so glad you liked Darby Road! Yes, some great finds for a beach house! I’m excited for your art show tonight!

  3. Chique Weiz says:

    Nice Furniture! The designs are simple yet elegant.

  4. Ann says:

    After a decade off with the kids, I am really excited to be doing some marketing for Darby Road. We just got a new line of natural fiber rugs that would be a great addition to any summer home.–NEW.html

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Ann,
      The natural fiber rugs sound perfect for a beach house! Thanks for your help in putting together the Instant Beach House post. That was fun!!

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