This single family home in Edgartown, Mass., uses white, blue and sandy hues to complement its coastal location. A plush sofa, two armchairs and a round coffee table anchor the living room and create a comfortable spot for receiving visitors.
A feeling of tranquility prevails as this private sanctuary rests on two sprawling acres stretching from the white sands of the beach to a calm lagoon and encompassing a main residence and a two-story guest house buffered by a lush Japanese garden.
This cheerful kitchen uses the clean white cabinets as a base on which to layer different neutral shades and materials. The backsplash is a pretty sand-colored mosaic tile. The counters are a darker tan stone. The farmhouse sink brings a hint of country charm.
This bedroom definitely gives off coastal vibes. White walls and linens and the white bedroom bench are perfectly coordinated with the light beige headboard and neutral rug that might remind make one think of sand. Twin nightstands are just right for the space, featuring bedside lamps that match with pillows.
This beachfront beauty takes advantage of the abundance of natural light that rushes in from the windows at the front of the space. The white walls reflect this light, while pops of color add vibrance to the space. The yellow surfboard and blue accent highlight the colors of the surf and sand, seamlessly inviting the outside in.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”
On this wall, designers used some of the homeowner's keepsakes (including vintage candleholders) as the starting point for a pretty display. The salvaged shelf on the radiator was sanded, clear coated, then embellished with gold foil. The little glass bottles on top were dipped in white paint, the embellished with gold foil as well.