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With its white walls, organic wood shapes, bleached floors and soft watery art, this space has it all. This beachy vibe comes from a muted palette that is not overdone or too thematic. This is the sophisticated side to beach-house living.
This is what I call California casual. White walls with beadboard on the ceiling, an open layout and wicker chairs all beckon for lazy days with flip-flops left at the door.
One great advantage to a beach aesthetic is that you don't really need expensive window treatments. To optimize views, consider plain white windows with crisp molding and trim. Save the fussy treatments for the city.
Take advantage of natural light. Note the use of natural Roman shades to control some light and provide textural interest. This palette is classic beach, but with a twist of bright raspberry-colored pillows.
Here is the use of a watery aqua color in lighting that is repeated in accessories. Light-toned woods are reminiscent of driftwood. An oceanscape oil is always a wonderful addition to any beach aesthetic.
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