Cape CodBeach Style Living Room, Los Angeles
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Design Twist: NauticalInspired by ships and the sea, this twist on coastal style is especially associated with areas like New England (think of Nantucket or Cape Cod) that have a long history of seafaring — though you certainly don’t need to live in New England to embrace this popular coastal look. Nautical accents and motifs for coastal-style spaces:Nautical charts and flagsRope, sailors’ knots, portholesAnchors, stars and whalesVintage paintings of shipsLantern-style lighting
28. The embossed stars on the mantel for this Cape Cod, Massachusetts, cottage add to the room’s nautical vibe. The space was designed by the team at Norman Design Group.
Neutrals with texture, blue and red. Grass cloth wallpaper and burlap shades add texture and warmth, helping a redbrick fireplace settle into the space. Wood furniture close to the darkest tones in the brick also helps. Larger amounts of blue in a rug and pillows, and just a dash of red, make for a classic nautical look.
In this beach chic living room, a mounted horse-head figure and tall candlesticks add metallic interest to the tablescape. There’s an interesting mix of materials and textures on the rustic table: the weathered tray, vintage books and metallic elements. And the starfish is the perfect finishing touch.
Photography by Grey CrawfordHouzz at a GlanceWho lives here: A couple and their 2 young childrenLocation: Palos Verdes Estates, CaliforniaSize: About 4,100 square feet (381 square meters); 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths“They wanted more of a historical reference to Cape Cod, so we used reclaimed wood floors and antique reclaimed beams imported from Connecticut,” says Norman, who collaborated on the project with Redondo Beach architect Douglas J. Leach.One owner wanted the place to be warm, like Ralph Lauren style, but with a little Tommy Hilfiger funk to it. So the designer used the expected blue and white but paired those colors with toothy reclaimed wood, salvaged brick and Schumacher’s raffia wallpaper (a more casual take on grass cloth). Broad stripes (on the carpet) and bright stars (on the fireplace) set a patriotic tone, while an antique Swedish clock and vintage maps — suspended from chains — add a touch of history. “I’m a sucker for maps,” Norman says.Ceiling beams: Vintage Timberworks; sofa: Hickory Chair; window linen: Rose Tarlow; rug: Amara Rugs; wing chairs: custom; clock: Lee Stanton Antiques