MIDCENTURY SURF MEETS COASTAL COOL IN THE OCEANSIDE OASIS OF TERESA HEBERT AND PETER KORAL. COPY: SAMANTHA MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY: RYAN HEBERT INTERIOR DESIGN: WALDO FERNANDEZ
WHEN THE COUPLE FIRST STROLLED THROUGH THEDOORS of their Broad Beach getaway two years ago, they were instantly floored by the breathtaking scenery. “As soon as you open the front door, you are completely hit in the face with ocean views on all sides,” says Teresa. “You literally have to stand there for a few minutes to just take it in — it’s so beautiful.” Capitalizing on the natural light that seems to spill into every nook and cranny, interior designer Waldo Fernandez managed to strike the right balance between functionality and ingenuity; comfort and nuanced beauty. “I wanted it to feel bright and
airy—a place for entertaining, as well as evenings at home with the family,” says Waldo. “So we layered the rooms with bright, fresh-colored fabrics, deep comfy sofas, some vintage mid-century pieces, and punchy beach-inspired black and white framed photographs.” Soothing earth tones and pops of color blend seamlessly throughout the 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home, creating the kind of undeniable charm you’d expect from a seaside retreat. Teresa
describes their weekend getaway as “understated, yet overwhelmingly, naturally beautiful.” Peter, the founder of 7 For All Mankind denim, couldn’t agree more. “It’s a very comfortable, relaxing home,” he says. “There really isn’t a bad spot in the whole house.” And while every inch of the couple’s home is brimming with an irresistible mixture of serenity and West coast spirit, one room seems to have captured the family’s heart—and stomachs.
“YOU LITERALLY HAVE TO STAND THERE FOR A FEW MINUTES TO JUST TAKE IT IN — IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL.”
The traditional kitchen expands to include the living room and spacious outdoor patio, forming the perfect backdrop for family get-togethers. “I think that cooking is the underlying factor in any home,” says Teresa. “I’ve always felt like cooking is the greatest gift that you can give your family because it unites everyone with a common thread. It’s when everyone comes together, sits down and has conversation, and that’s what makes a home.” “Everything in the house feels so fresh —the large windows, the wood floors and the natural carpets,” says Waldo. And yet, it’s simple touches like these that create an everlasting summer so tangible, you can almost feel the warm sand beneath your toes.