Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Ashley Merrill knows a thing or two about living comfortably. As founder of the modern loungewear line Lunya, he spends his days perfecting the art of lounging (hello washable silk robes and linen rompers!). And when she’s not working, she heads to the Malibu beach house she shares with her husband and kids, where her brand’s cozy, minimal aesthetic comes to life. Trust us when we tell you that you are going to fall in love with the Ashley Merrill house.

Since moving into the Windy House two years ago, Merrill has transformed the space into a place where you can always tap into a vacation state of mind.

It’s a vibe that your home’s killer Pacific Ocean views, light wood accents, and creamy white textile stripes certainly help to achieve.

Read on to discover her take on beach life, how to bring a little Zen to every space (ocean views not required), and buy Ashley Merrill’s home.

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How did you end up in this beautiful beach house?

We bought our house in Malibu on the beach when the kids were young and we were working so hard that traveling was out of the question. The house allowed us to have a “Home away from home” and trying to turn our brains off a bit.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Get cozy with this exquisitely warm wool blanket. It’s incredibly soft with a silky finish for the best hug you’ve ever experienced.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

This handcrafted flat-weave rug is an absolutely gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece that is absolutely spectacular. It is one of the many absolutely stunning rugs in the Ashley Merrill home.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

There are few things cooler than a vintage bust, and this one is perfectly worn, elegant, and timeless.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

You may not be able to get your hands on Merrill’s vintage Agnoli, but this leaning chair was produced by IKEA around the same time in the 1960s. It is in great shape, beautiful, and unique.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Who are the guests of your dream home?

I would love to meet Charlie Brooker, the creator of Black mirror.

What was your biggest design challenge for the space?

The scale of the common rooms made balance difficult.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Reissued in 2012, these iconic mid-century Danish chairs perfectly complement Merrill’s custom table.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

This beautiful unique vase is perfect for flower lovers. It has matte brown bubbles spread over opaque white ceramic to create a stunning variation in your everyday vase.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

What’s your number one interior design tip?

Don’t feel the need to fill the space with things that won’t move you. If each piece is fabulous, you will love the result.

What are your favorite design assets?

Instagram and Pinterest! I love to follow Kirill Bergart, Valentina Ullberg, Nathan lindberg, InsideBalloon, Elena Caratnicid, and many more!

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

This simple linen bedding is woven from fine Belgian linen and stone washed to enhance its natural softness. It is a light, breathable and flexible fabric that becomes softer over time.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Install your plants in this beautiful ceramic pot. It is a unique version of a ceramic pot for everyday use.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Merrill’s bedroom features a triptych of From Bania work, it is a beautiful and peaceful way to add priceless art to your home.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Add some plush to your bedroom with this ottoman, it is similar to Merrill’s and is the perfect place to flop down.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Tell us about your incredible ocean view!

The view basically sold us on the whole house. Nature is the best way to recharge your batteries in my opinion. I am grateful to be able to experience nature just a stone’s throw away.

What are your favorite places to buy furniture and decorations?

Charish, Pomono, Hem, TRNK, and Saatchi are among my favorites.

Fill in the blank: A well-designed home should represent you.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

What inspired you to create Lunya?

Lunya was inspired by personal experience. I wanted something that would allow me to feel comfortable and safe at home.

How does Lunya inspire your home (and vice versa)?

Lunya is an extension of my less is more mentality. love minimalism and feel like Lunya’s cool modern vibes can work in many styles. I use the rooms in my home as an opportunity to show design inspiration and show how Lunya can blend seamlessly into any space.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Add some texture with this woven rug, it is beautifully crafted on antique wooden looms.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

There is nothing more dreamy than this absolutely stunning bathtub.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Made from a solid block of green wood, this simple, contemporary shape is a unique addition to the Merrill bathroom.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

We can’t get enough of this evocative work of art. It looks beautiful above the Merrill bathtub.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Describe your home in five words or less.

Modern, clean, minimalist, familiar, relaxing.

What is your favorite place in the house?

The bedroom, always, and the view does not hurt.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Do you want a bean bag chair but don’t want to ruin the aesthetics of your home? Look no further than this beautiful hand-woven chair made from New Zealand wool. It’s one of our favorite pieces at the Ashley Merrill house.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Store your accessories in this beautiful Ugandan basket. It’s the most elegant way to hide clutter or liven up a planter.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Keep your toes snug and snug with this plush plush rug.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

How do comfort and relaxation influence your design inspiration?

This is a house totally oriented to common spaces. I wanted things to feel modular and comfortable so there are a lot of luxurious textures and oversized pieces. I went for a lot of white, which can be risky, but I used all washable fabrics to make family life easier.

What is your favorite way to spend time at home?

I love hanging out with children. Actually, my favorite moments are when we’re all together, but we all do our own thing.

What was the design inspiration to decorate this house?

I was inspired by the ocean. I know it feels obvious, but it was the obvious central feature of this house, so we really oriented everything around that.

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Inside Lunya Founder, Ashley Merrill’s Home – It’s Breezy and Beachy

Any other final thoughts on your home?

I love mixing high and low and sometimes throwing something a bit unexpected. In my house and in our rooms, you will always see something that has a wink to keep things fun.

This post was originally published on July 22, 2020 and has since been updated.

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