BEACH STYLE

Photos by BeachHouse+Garden

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Easy breezy dinners in casual open kitchen spaces invite people to join in long conversations and second helpings… Move your dining room out of the formal space you never use, and create a new space to hang out. Bring people closer to the heart of the house.

Glastonbury Urn $369 restorationhardware.com

 

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Relax… grab a book, find a comfy chair and kick back in a slouchy robe to escape for a few hours. Crisp white slipcovers are inviting and forgiving if you live with kids and dogs… Just toss in the bleach and Voila’, chocolate hand prints are gone.  Lazy days… don’t get out of bed before noon on Sunday… Surf the net, read the “funnies”, enjoy a big latte or just… relax.

James Perse Los Angeles Nor Cal Collection jamesperse.com

 

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Comfy pillows and throws in nautical stripes beg anyone  to sneak a nap. Baskets and containers are a great way to organize and hide mags or throws and to create a relaxed look.

Oversize Seagrass Basket $129 westelm.com
Port Stripe Pillow Cover $35 potterybarn.com

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Bring the outside in, borrow from nature to add architectural elements to your design. Branches from the garden in a big vase or a collection of seashells from the beach in a big bowl are easy ways to add style. My favorite time of year is when Hydrangea are in bloom… A beautiful armful of blooms in a big vase is an easy way to fill the room with color… So enjoy the outdoors all year round.