Book to Know: "Barclay Butera: Living on the Coast"
The aesthetic of seaside homes reflect a magical alchemy between the native and the exotic, the traditional and the whimsical, the mysterious and the familiar." — Barclay Butera
Butera captures this magical alchemy in his new book, Living on the Coast (Gibbs Smith, 2012) and shows how to create it. He divides seaside style into five categories in the book: Cottage Beach, Classic Beach, Serene Beach, Modern Beach and Elegant Beach. For each style, beachy textures and color palettes bring a coastal feel to every type of room. Here's a peek at 10 rooms from the book.
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While many of Butera's rooms are calm and light, he's not averse to having kitschy fun, whether with a nautical theme or over-the-top Americana motifs. "A pair of captain's wheels keeps the nautical ball bouncing in this room," writes Butera.
As for textures, he advocates using the practical fabrics and textures that go with sand and sunscreen: painted pine, jute, sisal, canvas and linens.