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An Updated Beach Retreat

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  • Photos: John Ellis
    Living Room
    Crisp white walls and expansive windows create a bright and airy space in this living room. Plush sofas feature durable denim slipcovers for a relaxed, family-friendly space. Coastal touches throughout—the oversized boat figure, lantern accent, and ship's wheel-printed pillow—complete the nautical look.  

  • Photos: John Ellis
    Dining Room
    A built-in buffet and open shelving make the most out of this petite, narrow dining space. The rectangular table works with the layout and provides everyone seated with views of the ocean outside. Dining furniture in a mix of wood tones creates a casual, eclectic feel. 

  • Photos: John Ellis
    On the balcony, a glass paneled railing ensures unobstructed views of the stunning oceanfront. Situated off the living space, the layout provides a natural flow for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining. Pillows with nautical navy stripes combine with pops of yellow for a fresh, welcoming space. 

  • Tip!
    Use nautical-inspired elements (the port hole-shaped mirror, sail flag art, lantern-style sconces) to remain true to a coastal theme. 

    Photos: John Ellis
    A white and gray color scheme puts a modern spin on the traditional coastal palette. To keep the space from feeling too cold, a warm-hued, rustic wood vanity takes center stage. 

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