The Beach Home Life

In 2010, The Beach Home opened as a small coastal boutique on the corner of Guyer Avenue in Lavallette, NJ. There was immediately a buzz in town and the shop quickly became a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Over the next few summers, The Beach Home grew to include furniture and larger home accessories as well as hostess gifts, with an increasing number of customers inquiring about home decorating services.

In 2014, The Beach Home moved to a new location at the southern end of Lavallette. This new space allowed for many more offerings including furniture, lighting, window treatments, and custom furniture. Once again, the business was well received by the local community and surrounding towns. By 2019, The Beach Home had grown to be a full-service interior design business named TBH Interiors.

The Beach Home was born out of Joanne de França-Marino’s love and appreciation of design and home furnishings, and grew to TBH Interiors where she continues to work with clients building and furnishing homes in historic Lavallette, Seaside Park, Ortley Beach, and Mantoloking, while also creating beautiful rooms and designing entire interiors in Franklin Lakes and her home town of Allendale, NJ.

About Joanne de França-Marino

Growing up on the Upper Eastside of New York City, Joanne would visit the iconic furniture department at Bloomingdales with her mother as a young girl, spending hours moving through the rooms and appreciating the vignettes.

Joanne and her mother would walk to Ralph Lauren’s store inside the Rhinelander Mansion, and visit the Kips Bay Showhouses, imagining life in beautiful, comfortable environments, appreciating the creativity, quality, and warmth that the architects, craftspeople, and designers brought to life in these imaginary rooms around Manhattan.

Joanne loves the design and the creation of comfortable, meaningful spaces including at the beach.

“The Beach Home Life is all about the love, and nothing makes me happier than experiencing the delight our clients feel when their rooms and homes, inside and out, reflect their joy when spending time near the ocean.”

Joanne de França-Marino
Founder, The Beach Home Life