To soften the space and add a more feminine touch, Elle installed a vintage English chandelier and framed the windows with airy, crystal-blue curtains fashioned from fadeproof Perennials outdoor fabric. Pendant lamps hang on either side of the old-fashioned iron bed; each light is individually controlled for bedtime reading.
Living at the beach means sandy toes and bare feet, so the clients asked that no rugs be used in the house. Elle obliged, applying a rich, custom-mixed espresso stain to the reclaimed-oak floors.
English wing chairs, which she upholstered in a classic white linen to match the frames.