Classic Wall Paneling Adds Instant Beach Cottage Charm – Houzz

My decorating business is named Ocean Interiors and I am totally influenced by the sea, sailing and coastal styles.  I live by the ocean in Nova Scotia, Canada where I bought a 40 year old Cape Cod which badly needed updating out of the 1970′s – perfect for an interior decorator since I seem to need to rip out things and make the place over with my vision no matter how perfectly ‘fine’ everything is inside.

This particular house I decided to do in the most traditional East Coast Cape Cod style, but instead of making it look like the 21st century I went a little backwards in time for the 1920′s beach cottage feel, add to that my love of sailing and the house has beadboard!

The thin strips each hand installed, then primed and painted in hi-gloss white many many coats over and over. Yes it was a great deal of extra work, but beadboard became the underlying design element which unified the whole house. There’s a beadboard ceiling in the breezeway/mudroom which bounces soooo much light into the room it’s wonderful clean sparkly – not bad for a space named a mudroom! There’s beadboard in the hallway, wainscotting around the bathtub alcove – well I could go on…….

below ‘mudroom with beadboard ceiling’

 

‘bathroom with beadboard alcove for the tub’

The beadboard adds texture and subtle graphics, it give you a perfect break to change paint colours, either on the remaining drywall (in my house plaster) or on the beadboard itself. Beadboard wainscoting can be plate rail high (2/3 height of the ceiling) leaving only a small strip around the top of the wall, it can be to chair rail height (1/3 height of the ceiling), it can be on the ceiling, it can be used as the center panel in a shaker style cupboard door, and in my house I have board and batten doors which resemble large beadboard.

As discussed below beadboard comes in strips or in sheets made out of MDF, personally I’m not a fan of MDF however contractors love it because it doesn’t bleed knots, it doesn’t warp in humidity and it takes paint ‘perfectly’ – somehow it’s missing the handmade craftsman touch of the olden days and if it should get wet – watch out! it swells up and goes mushy – yuck.

The compilation below of other wonderful beadboard example photos came to me via the Houzz update:

The Timeless Elegance of Beadboard compiled by

I am an interior designer with a passion for modern clean spaces and timeless vintage decor which makes for a unique eye. I work in Los Angeles but offer e-design services nationally. Visit my website and my blog at http://www.veneerdesigns.com

Classic Wall Paneling Adds Instant Beach Cottage Charm

Beadboard is a traditional style of wall paneling that is made of evenly spaced interlocking tongue and groove wood elements. Historically, it was installed to provide insulation to rooms. Today, it is installed as a decorative feature to walls, ceiling, cabinetry and even furniture to add an antique cottage look. It’s also available in premade sheets or even wallpaper. The humble elegance of the beadboard detailing can instantly add an antique country feel to any room in your home.
This beachy cottage’s back entry shows off the quintessential appeal of beadboard. It’s neat, functional and nostalgic for a classic New England coast home, Cape Cod or Nantucket comes to mind. White and clean on the walls and even the ceiling, it plays well with the calming shades of ocean blues. The starfishes on display are just the right detail to finish off the look.

by HARDROCK CONSTRUCTION

Another mudroom application shows how beadboard is traditionally applied as wainscotting on the lower portion of the wall. This can become challenging with windows, especially if they’re round or oddly shaped. Precise creative detailing is required to frame the window and connect with the crown molding. Bring this example to your woodworker and demand detailed drawings before he or she gets to work.

by Witt Construction

Beadboard is not a cookie cutter affair; there are numerous variations of panel widths and heights and surface applications. Seen as both a wall application and cabinetry, note that the different widths look cheerful and cottage-like when painted white and accented with colorful decorative touches.

by Jeanette Lunde

Many people like to use beadboard panels not just on walls, but as backsplashes and even as kitchen cabinet doors. Not only does it provide a classic country touch when combined with traditional hardware, such as oiled bronze cup pulls and a wood countertop, it also allows for easy clean up. When liquids spill, they’ll run down the grooves of the beadboard to the floor and can easily be wiped off.

by Witt Construction

Here’s another traditional kitchen with an apron front farmhouse sink to complete the country look. The beige painted walls and stained wood floor provide a warm, hearthy glow, very different from beachy aquas.

by Design Savvy  

Leave the beadboard as unpainted wood for a rustic flair to the tidy beadboard kitchen cabinets.

by Mahoney Architects & Interiors

How cool is this craft room? Besides the fact that it is a dedicated craft room for one lucky homeowner, the beadboard island is painted a neutral Paris Grey, paired with shaker style cabinets. To finish the look, metallic light fixtures and engineered stone counters accent the design. Old forms are modernized with new colors and materials. This design would also work very well as a kitchen.

by Jenny Campbell

A way to bring beadboards from the 17th century into the 21st is to paint them a trendy color and pair the cabinets with modern backsplash materials. In this laundry room, the olive gray and earthy stone mosaic backsplash tile feel contemporary.
Cheerful cottage-style beadboard wainscotting surrounds the tub and the ceiling to make a dramatic juxtaposition with the moody charcoal gray painted walls. A crystal chandelier and orchids accent the space for a luxe touch. This bathroom successfully marries antique with edgy, and cheerful with dark.

by DONNA DU FRESNE INTERIOR DESIGN  

Beadboard is an easy way to add decorative appeal to bathrooms, which are usually small, and lacking in personality. An all white bathroom reads as clean and spartan, yet the beadboard wainscotting adds just enough dimension to add visual interest.

by David Lauer Photography  

An example of beadboard modernized in the bathroom. The wainscotting was kept a traditional white, but above it the walls are painted a contemporary cool gray with a light blue band of paint continued from the wall to the ceiling to finish the space.

by John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA

The designer found a way to incorporate beadboard in this tiny updated bathroom by using it in the vanity cabinet. Painted a steely gray, it adds a nice pop to the otherwise generic space.

by Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

Beadboard is known to be installed vertically, but some people choose to install it horizontally for a different look. The texture of the weathered wood mirror and furniture works well with the texture that beadboard provides on the wall. Painted a driftwood gray, the vignette creates a relaxing feel to the space.

by Tricia Rose

Painted a light aqua, wider paneled beadboard makes for a unique accent wall in a living room.

by Jeanette Lunde

Some people actually detest the existing beadboard in their homes but can’t justify ripping it out. Instead, they can make it disappear by painting wainscotting, walls, and ceiling the same color to make it visually recede in the background. Bright and colorful modern furniture grabs all the attention and sets the tone of the room.

by Elliott Kaufman  

If you love beadboard but are in a rental situation, or can’t afford the cost of installing it on the walls and ceilings, it can be found in furniture motifs too.

by AMI Designs

Hamper Bench – $279.00 [ Link ]
A cute apple green hamper bench with beadboard detailing.

by americancountryhomestore.com

Graham Brown Prepasted Beadboard Wallpaper – $25.00 [ Link ]

Another cost effective method of incorporating beadboard into a room is via wallpaper for a textured faux beadboard.

More Inspiration:
Beautiful Details: Wainscoting and Paneled Walls
Molding: Add Texture by Detailing Your Detail
Choose and Unexpected Color for Your Trim

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10 Beautiful Beach Cottages – Coastal Living

Here we are, 51 photos of wonderful Beach Cottages from Coastal Living.
We all love the beach and it’s amazing how differently that feel can be translated into decorating. There just has to be one in here you’ll adore, which will inspire you to fix up your own cottage or borrow some ideas for a room in your city home. There’s color, bright or subdued. There’s polished and formal and there’s casual and comfy. Tropical or East Coast, surfing or fishing, shell collecting or simply doing nothing but sweeping out the sand once in a while……..

10 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, you can find your very own coastal style from this collection of our favorite beach cottages.

Vibrant Coastal Cottage

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

1. Vibrant Coastal Cottage

 

When Bonnie and Anthony McAlister of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, decided to renovate their beach cottage, the only thing they knew they wanted was color. “We wanted the house to be comfortable, but also fun and exciting,” says Anthony. “The idea was to get that ‘coming into a beach house feeling’ where you know you’re going to have a good time.”

Lively Living Area

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Lively Living Area

 

The living and dining room areas were enlivened with punches of green and coral. Coastal accents—sea grass rugs, coral pieces, bamboo flatware—are scattered throughout to reflect South Carolina’s beach-loving lifestyle.

Soothing Blue Bedroom

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Soothing Blue Bedroom

 

Inspired by the harbor, the homeowners chose a calming blue palette and added an oyster shell-encrusted mirror. They mixed in elements that really bring the room to life—throw pillows and a killer light fixture.

Tropical Kitchen

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Tropical Kitchen

 

The floor is painted a leafy green, which will give an even more weathered, beachy feel to the kitchen when the boards start to show through. Vintage-inspired beaded board lends even more character to the room while the white keeps it fresh and crisp.

Relaxing Wicker Porch

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Relaxing Wicker Porch

 

The homeowners scoured antiques consignment stores for the vintage fishing net, which provides a focal point in the outdoor space.

Chic Beach Cottage

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

2. Chic Beach Cottage

 

A North Carolina couple learned to live with—and play up—their cottage’s quirky charms in Morehead City. While planning a renovation, Catherine and Mason Williams grew attached to the small 1914 cottage and decided not to make any additions but to optimize every inch of the 1,350 square feet. That’s where the couple’s four years of living on a 53-foot Ketch sailing yacht came in handy.

Sandy-Hued Living Room

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Sandy-Hued Living Room

 

The couple chose blue, white, and sandy hues for their living room. Fun lampshades bring the colors together, and a touch of rope trim provides a nautical touch. A casual wooden coffee table and coastal accessories used sparingly add to the nautical feel.

Cool Blue Bedroom

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Cool Blue Bedroom

 

Although the master bedroom is small, the homeowners maximized their space by affixing a headboard that has plenty of shelf space in lieu of floor space-hogging bedside tables. Cool blues and whites make the room seem comforting rather than cramped.

Durable Breakfast Nook

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Durable Breakfast Nook

 

This plush seating area sees frequent use for eating or for a cozy reading nook or office. The natural golden shade of the cushions forgives sandy feet, and the glossy paint on the wood floors is ideal for a beach cottage because it’s a low-cost, high-charm treatment.

Subtle Beach-Themed Kitchen

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Subtle Coastal-Themed Kitchen

 

This galley kitchen is made to look larger by using the same shade of paint on the walls and ceiling. Cabinetry doors and drawers are accented in a cheery hue to keep the white kitchen from feeling sterile. Horizontal planked wood siding adds character that plain, painted drywall couldn’t, and a few coastal-themed decorations, such as the marine-style pendant lights and shrimp sculpture, convey a sense of place without going overboard.

Surf Shack Chic

Photo: Lisa Romerein

3. Surf Shack Chic

 

When Susan and Spencer Croul stumbled upon this cottage, they wanted to maintain the surf culture of the Newport Beach area and preserve the elements of the cottage that made it so unique and charming.

Exotic Living Room

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Exotic Living Room

 

The living room was decorated with generous upholstered pieces to ensure maximum comfort. The corduroy, leather, and vintage grain sack upholstery encourages lounging, while batik prints in rich reds and marine blues provide an exotic beat.

Island-Style Bedroom

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Island-Style Bedroom

 

Batik prints in the same color palette as the living room are used in the bedroom against a backdrop of crisp white. A John Severson watercolor painting of Waikiki Beach hangs above the built-in bed, bringing the outdoors in.

Cozy Dining Room

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Cozy Dining Room

 

Woven accents—a sea grass rug, a painted wicker chair—plus a few nautical nods, such as the brass pendant fixture, keep the mood casual and the focus on the water. “This is the SoCal version of an East Coast fishing shack—everything is cozy and masculine; nothing is delicate,” the homeowner says.

Subtle Nautical Kitchen

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Subtle Nautical Kitchen

 

The kitchen’s 1950s rope-and-wood chairs and the sailboat prints exude nautical style without being over the top. An Oriental rug covers the vintage Douglas fir floors in rich reds and blues, tying in the kitchen with the rest of the cottage.

Charming Coastal Cottage

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

4. Charming Coastal Cottage

 

Stella and Dave Peterson’s coastal Georgia vacation home has all the classic details—broad porches, exposed rafter tails—of a century-old house. But it was only built to look that way. “I’m an old-house person, but I’ve realized you can build character into new construction and create your own history,” Stella says.

Pastel Living Room

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Pastel Living Room

 

This serene living room came together in a wash of pastels. To promote conversation, designer Jane Coslick opted for four chairs instead of the traditional sofa-centered seating arrangement; she repeated fabric from the dining room on the round ottoman to unify the look of the adjacent rooms.

Understated Bedroom

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Understated Bedroom

 

A piece of salvaged crown molding serves as a shelf and holds a collection of sea coral. The homeowner scoured flea markets and integrated her finds into the decor. “I sought things that would lend a sense of history: old windows, mirrors, side tables, cabinet doors, and dressers,” she says. She then used paint to freshen furnishings and give them a coastal vibe.

Quirky Dining Room

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Quirky Dining Room

 

The 10-foot-long heart-pine dining table was painted and distressed; a hodgepodge of side chairs scored at a local thrift store complement the table. A fresh application of candy-stripe fabric unifies the mismatched set of chairs.

Retro Beach Kitchen

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Retro Beach Kitchen

 

The punchy turquoise hue of the vintage-style appliance puts a chic spin on the space. A tumbled-glass backsplash mimics natural sea glass and contrasts the sleek concrete countertops. Reproduction pendant lighting and period barstools top off the soda fountain look the homeowners hoped to achieve.

Simple Beach Cottage Style

Photo: Philip Clayton-Thompson

5. Simple Beach Cottage Style

 

Homeowner Jerry West Sanders transformed this Steamboat Island, Washington, cottage into her dream home. “I wanted a simple, coastal look for easy living,” she says. “I like color, but I don’t use it in this setting.”

Bright-White Living Room

Photo: Philip Clayton-Thompson

Bright-White Living Room

 

To keep things simple in her living room—as to not distract from the gorgeous view—the homeowner used easy-to-wash white slipcovers and hung white linen or cotton draperies and shades on doorways and windows. A little splash of blue from the throw pillows is the only color used.

Neutral Bedroom

Photo: Philip Clayton-Thompson

Neutral Bedroom

 

A damaged mantel serves as a headboard in the master bedroom. Because the small space doesn’t allow for bedside tables, the homeowner installed sconces for nighttime reading.

Rustic Dining Room

Photo: Philip Clayton-Thompson

Rustic Dining Room

 

Mexican tile floors give the dining room—which also doubles as an office—a more rustic look. “The room had wood walls and wood beams, so I felt like that was enough,” homeowner Jerry West Sanders says. To connect the room with the rest of the interiors, she introduced touches of white in a painted table, corner cupboard, and chandelier.

Outdoor Living Space

Photo: Philip Clayton-Thompson

Outdoor Living Space

 

Previous owners built an outdoor room at the end of the main-level deck as a windbreak. The space is outfitted with a hutch, buffet, chandelier, and draperies to make it a comfortable extension of living space.

Diamond in the Rough

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

6. Diamond in the Rough

 

One of 19 small, shingled homes along Defenders Row on Goat Island on the Rhode Island shore, the Southern Cross offered unparalleled views of Newport Harbor on one side and Narragansett Bay on the other. It was the homeliest cottage homeowners Reeder and Marion Laffey Fox had ever seen. After polishing up the faded cottage, the couple agreed it was a brilliant investment.

Watery-Blue Living Room

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Watery-Blue Living Room

 

The interior look was based around seashells and watery blues and greens. A mixture of casual wicker, wood, and soft upholstered furniture creates the perfect mix for a beach cottage.

Deep-Blue Bedroom

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Deep-Blue Bedroom

 

Bright white forms a clean backdrop for deep blue accents in the master bedroom. The four-poster bed is positioned directly in front of the balcony, giving an unobstructed view of the harbor.

Relaxing Sunroom

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Relaxing Sunroom

 

A sea grass rug, wicker and wood furniture, and plenty of streaming light from the French doors fill this sunroom. A few nautical accents recall the idyllic setting.

Polished Kitchen

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Polished Kitchen

 

The green squares faux painted diagonally on the floors add a touch of whimsy. “I wanted to inject some color beneath your feet,” the homeowner says. “This was the perfect solution.”

Entertaining Cottage

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

7. Entertaining Cottage

 

Chris and Mark Miller’s free-spirited Long Beach, California, cottage overlooks Alamitos Bay and the Pacific. “We love to entertain,” says Chris. You can see this party element throughout the house and on their rooftop deck that features a hot tub, refrigerator, and ice-maker.

Durable Living Room

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Durable Living Room

 

Big, wooden letters above the family room’s French doors spell out the couple’s motto. “ ‘Miller Time’ is being surrounded by family and friends on the beach and enjoying the house,” the homeowner explains. The living room features nautical elements and a sea-inspired color palette. Durable cotton-duck slipcovers and a cotton rug in the family room make cleanup easy in case the party—or the dogs—get out of hand.

Tranquil Bedroom

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Tranquil Bedroom

 

When the guests go home, the homeowners retire to their soothing blue master suite. “It’s like we’re waking up in the clouds every morning,” they say.

Nautical Dining Room

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Nautical Dining Room

 

The family’s dining room also features nautical elements and a patriotic color palette of red, white, and blue. The homeowners designed the hutch and table, along with other furnishings, to fit the space and their needs.

Well-Stocked Bar

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Well-Stocked Bar

 

A fully equipped bar situated next to the family room allows for easy access. Cheery yellow directors chairs add a pop of color to the ocean-inspired space.

Old-and-New Beach Cottage

Photo: Peter Murdock

8. Old-Meets-New Beach Cottage

 

For her centuries-old Sag Harbor, New York, cottage, Catherine Lippincott—with the help of close friend and designer Tom Scheerer—shattered convention and followed her heart, pairing unexpected colors and juxtaposing her favorite traditional and modern pieces of furniture and art. The result? A perfectly imperfect mix of new and vintage pieces both distressed and sleek, subtle, and daring.

Campy Living Room

Photo: Peter Murdock

Campy Living Room

 

Light wicker furniture and a soft blue wing chair balance the heavier wood of the living room. For a super-casual, camplike feel, try hemming the curtains so they hit just at the windowsills. This look works especially well in rooms with high ceilings and wainscoting, which provides a natural visual cue for the shorter length.

Quirky Bedroom

Photo: Peter Murdock

Quirky Bedroom

 

Consider a face-lift of what you already have before writing it off completely. With just a few tweaks, an old four-poster bed found a place in this bedroom. To give it a more modern look, it was painted black with a satin finish that matches the iron extensions and canopy frame affixed to the posts. Now the canopy, made from old Indian bedspreads, reaches to the ceiling.

Cheery Sunroom

Photo: Peter Murdock

Cheery Sunroom

 

The homeowner uses her sunroom to curl up with a book or hang with friends, so comfy seating was a must. She had only an 11- by 13-foot area with which to work so she had her contractor build two benches for a space-saving and less expensive option than a sectional. She kept the room cheery and bright with fresh white paint on the walls and ceiling and bright blue cushions.

Vibrant Dining Room

Photo: Peter Murdock

Vibrant Dining Room

 

The once-dingy white industrial pendant light was simply utilitarian before being doused with cobalt paint. A coat of sunny yellow takes the Chippendale chairs from traditional to kicky with the stroke of a paintbrush. Mixing finishes like what’s on these tables and chairs adds textual variety.

Key West Cottage

Photo: Jean Allsopp

9. Key West Cottage

 

Candice and Marty Carr’s clapboard getaway cottage in Key West was built at the end of the 19th century. A 1980s addition gave it the sawtooth roofline, with parallel gables that create a zigzag appearance. On the inside, it’s clear that laid-back is the attitude of choice in this home.

Tennesse Meets Key West

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Tennesse Meets Key West

 

When selecting furnishings, the homeowner searched for antiques at their favorite shops back home in Tennessee, and combed Memphis designer Shelley Miller’s studio for fabrics. “We always laugh and say that the style of this house is ‘Tennessee comes to Key West,’ ” the homeowner says. The Southern touches, such as skirted tables, pleated lamp shades, and floral patterns, seem at home with the Key West signatures of horizontal-slat walls, brightly colored accents, and nautical accents.

Casual Kitchen

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Casual Kitchen

 

In the kitchen, a farm table and cherry cabinetry underscore the home’s casual feel. Doors and windows open to the pool area, making it an ideal home for outdoor entertaining.

Poolside Cottage

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Poolside Cottage

 

One of the best features of this cottage is the pool, which shares a wall with the home’s foundation. “The pool’s location was bred out of necessity,” the homeowner says. With two statuesque Spanish lime trees (a protected species) in the backyard, fitting a pool in was a bit of a challenge. But with the pool directly beside the house it becomes an extension of the living space.

Poolside Bar

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Poolside Bar

 

A poolside bar invites guests outside. A painting by Key West artist Rick Worth, created with automobile paint, can withstand the elements.

New England Style Beach Cottage

Photo: Jean Allsopp

10. New England Style Beach Cottage

 

Hal and Mary Quayle fell in love with this 100-year-old cottage on Bailey Island, Maine, and after some simple touch-ups, turned it into a cozy hideaway with thrilling views. They embraced the cottage’s quirky character and celebrated its aged-to-perfection charm.

Traditional Beach Room

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Traditional Beach Room

 

A hodgepodge of 20th century furniture came with the house, so the homeowners spent a lot of time rearranging and incorporating some of their own pieces while still preserving the Old Maine feel.

Typical Cottage Bedroom

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Typical Cottage Bedroom

 

Wood-planked floors and cozy quilts made of light, sea-colored pastels honor the rustic feel of the century-old cottage, embracing the charm of the setting and the house.

Kitchen with a View

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Kitchen with a View

 

The small breakfast table placed square in front of the windows provides the best view of the waves crashing off Casco Bay. A collection of enamelware in the kitchen’s open cabinets came with the house and was—surprisingly—in the homeowner’s favorite shades of blue.

Simple Sunroom

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Simple Sunroom

 

The enclosed sunroom offers an ideal spot to sit and watch the bay while still protected from the elements. Even on stormy evenings, the room offers thrilling views.

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Natty and Nautical great items from Coastal Living

As always, Coastal Living has come up with a wonderful collection of Natty and Nautical items for your casual coastal lifestyle including the links so you can investigate even more.
I’m relocating from the ocean side to a city apartment and I’ll have to be more ‘chic’ in my nautical decorating, perhaps moving from navy and white to black and white? A new adventure in decorating. Luckily my furniture seems to fit in no matter where I live, it’s white denim slipcovers and with the addition of a few pillows and some artwork can take on a whole new persona. Hope you find a few treasures in this list for yourself…….

Natty and Nautical

These gifts are perfect for anyone who loves to incorporate everything from anchors to lighthouses in their every day style.

Nautical: Thomas Paul Scrimshaw Dessert Plate Set

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Thomas Paul Scrimshaw Dessert Plate Set

$32 for a set of four; velocityartandesign.com.

Nautical: Square Feathers Americana Pillow

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Square Feathers Americana Pillow

In Dark Blue, $180; 631/537-0606.

Nautical: Square Feathers Diamonds Pillow

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Square Feathers Diamonds Pillow

In Rose and Ivory, $202; 631/537-0606.

Nautical: Large Tote Canvas Bag

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Large Tote Canvas Bag

In Anchor Navy, $148; shopiomoi.com.

Nautical: Chevron Drawer Liners

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Chevron Drawer Liners

$25; hammocksandhightea.com.

Nautical: West Third Brand Stock Candle

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

West Third Brand Stock Candle

In Voyage de Tabac, $32; shopterrain.com.

Nautical: Monkey Fist Braided Key Chain

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Monkey Fist Braided Key Chain

In Red, $38; jmclaughlin.com.

Nautical: Anchor Bobby Pins

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Anchor Bobby Pins

$12 for two; cookieandthedude.com.

Nautical: Americana Edition by Table Topics

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Americana Edition by Table Topics

$25; tabletopics.com.

Nautical: Personalized Gift Tags

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Personalized Gift Tags

In Red Spanish Boat and New England Lighthouse, $28 for 12; lobird.com.

Nautical: Women's Authentic Original 2-Eye Patent

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Women’s Authentic Original 2-Eye Patent

In Yellow, $75; sperrytopspider.com.

Nautical: Cork Pops Nicholas Portside Flask

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Cork Pops Nicholas Portside Flask

$29; amazon.com.

Nautical: In Love Classic Pearl Bubble Bath

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

In Love Classic Pearl Bubble Bath

$34; lollialife.com.

Nautical: La Plage Towel

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

La Plage Towel

In Navy, $65; chanceco.com.

Nautical: Rope Mirror

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Rope Mirror

$138; numberfoureleven.com.

Nautical: Crocheted Anchor Ornament

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Crocheted Anchor Ornament

In Sea Gray, $28; jaysonhomeand garden.com.

Nautical: Tocs Cruise Watch

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Tocs Cruise Watch

In Red, $50; tocswatches.com.

Nautical: The Cocktail Anchor

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

The Cocktail Anchor

$20 for 20 picks in one colorway; nautiandco.com.

Nautical: Citrus Spice Soap

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Citrus Spice Soap

$8; sailorjerry.com.

Nautical: Takae Memory of Falmouth Salt and Pepper Shaker

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Takae Memory of Falmouth Salt and Pepper Shaker

In Yellow, $58.45; us.mydecor.com

Nautical: Perfect Color Nail Polish

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Perfect Color Nail Polish

In Stiletto, $15; perfectformulas.com.

Nautical: Holy City Hot Chocolate Mix

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Holy City Hot Chocolate Mix

$12; holycitychocolate.com.

Nautical: XO Necklace

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

XO Necklace

In Gold, $40; prismeradesign.com.

Nautical: Vintage Compass Necklace

Photographer David Hillegas Producers Heather Chadduck and Bradley Nesbitt

Vintage Compass Necklace

$190; archivejewelry.com.

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True Blue Beach Retreat / Shore Things July 2011

By now, you know I adore coastal style, nautical anything and beach casual. These Coastal Living blues add instant coastal casual style anywhere! Combine these inspirations to any of the “Shore Things” items for July 2011 (bottom of this post) and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation even if you’re stuck in the city.

True Blue Beach Retreat

Azure skies, hydrangeas, and sea glass inspired designer Frank Randolph’s creative coastal decor for this  Kiawah Island home in South Carolina.

Decorating With Blue

Photographer: David Hillegas

Decorating With Blue

 

Natural blue hues perfectly reflect the colors of the ocean in this seaside home. Designer Frank Randolph took his cues from the Kiawah Island landscape, bold blue dinnerware, and the bright white forms of the Loop chair, designed by Frances Elkins (pictured at center) to create a backdrop for an innovative mix of patterns.

Mixed Textures

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Mixed Texture Breakfast Room

 

Randolph brought a touch of the ocean to the breakfast room with pillows covered in lively John Robshaw prints and a Lee Jofa ikat. The pieces bring softness to the otherwise industrial furniture.

Graphic Warmth

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Graphic and Warm Dining Room

 

The dining room credenza has the weathered texture of driftwood, bringing a warmth to the space. The graphic splatter-print fabric on the chair backs by Hickory Chair adds personality.

Blue Details

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Blue Details

 

Frank chose Ikat-print dinnerware by VivaTerra for a modern element on a traditional table setting.

Ocean Inspiration

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Ocean Inspired Kitchen

 

Form meets function in the kitchen, where even everyday items such as cookware and canisters act as bright blue accessories.

Beachy Elegance

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Beachy Elegant Living Room

 

In the living room, a bleached oak armchair from John Rosselli is coverd in a casual, striped linen fabric by Peter Fasano.

Printed Blue Den

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Printed Blue Den

 

In the den, shades of blue and various patterns harmonize without being matchy. A 19th century grotto chair (on the left) shares the stage with a 1930s Frances Elkins Loop chair.

Stand-Out Bathroom

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Stand-Out Bathroom

 

The powder room’s bold paint-splatter wallpaper is like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Designer Frank Babb Randolph

Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Designer Frank Babb Randolph

 

Washington D.C.-based designer Frank Babb Randolph is known for his unstuffy approach to tailored interiors. “I wanted to give these typically buttoned-up rooms a more beach-casual feel,” he said about the Kiawah home.

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Shore Things

Get a daily dose of shore style in July! We’ve round up the best products daily that’ll turn your home into beach chic.

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