Get This Look: Matt Damon’s Beachside Elegance

Matt Damon recently unloaded his fabulous modern Mediterranean-style home in Miami Beach, FL, and the vistas of the interior alone are like a breath of fresh air.

Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises

Striped floors: The former den has beautiful texture with its gray undulating-striped flooring. While a natural stone floor in this pattern can be expensive, the same texture can be created with striped gray carpet tiles. At only a few dollars per square foot, carpet tiles are an easy DIY project that can add pattern, texture and warmth to any room.

Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises
Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises

High-contrast millwork: The bold, dark stain on the French doors and baseboards gives a potent architectural punch to the den. This look is easy to duplicate—a qualified painter can give existing millwork a handsome face-lift with a rich coat of espresso or off-black paint. The result is both dramatic and budget-friendly.

Oversize pavers: Damon’s grand villa features an enviable yard, but the beautiful path of oversize pavers has an undersize price tag. Extra-large concrete pavers—24-by-24 or larger—are available at most masonry yards for just a few dollars per square foot. They can be installed by a qualified landscaper.

Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises
Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises

Dramatic dining: Damon’s home has a dining space large enough to hold his 12-person table. A custom table like his can easily cost $10,000 or more.

Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises
Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises

You can create a fun, low-cost version for about a $100. Start with a hollow-core, flat-slab preprimed door (about 36-by-80 inches), which runs about $30 at a hardware store. Buy legs from a hardware store or big-box home store for around $10 each. Get a gallon of gray satin enamel kitchen and bathroom paint, which is designed for water resistance, for about $30. Paint several coats on the door, then add the legs to the corners. Voila: You get Damon’s stylish table at a fraction of the cost!

The silver touch: Damon’s living room furnishings cost a fortune: Custom charcoal velvet couches, a silver silk overscale rug and polished marble floors are a gorgeous monochromatic combination, but they come with a hefty price tag.

Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises
Photo courtesy of Luna Enterprises

To get the same tone-on-tone silver vibe, try a synthetic silver rug from an online discount center, combined with gray throw pillows, mercury glass lamps and silver decorative accents from a big-box home store. Instead of marble floors—which can run $20 or more per square foot plus the cost of installation—existing hardwood floors can be restained gray by a floor refinisher and topped with a high-gloss sealant for only a few dollars per square foot.

This article was originally published by Jennifer Farrell on realtor.com

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