House Beautiful recently featured a beach home that is both elegant and appropriate to its setting. The coastal residence, designed by designer Jim Howard, embraces quality. Well-proportioned built-ins echo arched doorways, while a distinguished limestone fireplace and inlaid mirror have presence.
A soothing color palette has subtly complexity, as tans, greys, and accent colors harmonize. A sisal rug and matchstick blinds add natural texture.
Wave-inspired chairbacks echo the motif of the custom stair railing. Neutral walls tone down fabulous sunburst mirrors. And a casual, rhythmic rug reminds us that a beach is a place for individuality and relaxation.
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