Natural and organic materials and a calming color palette make a new beach house feel like home.
Text by May Knowlton
This welcoming waterfront cottage provides a serene retreat from life’s hustle and bustle. As you enter the foyer, you’re greeted by striking pecky cypress walls, which contrast with the painted pine walls of the adjoining areas. The console table is made from an old iron balcony, and on the limestone tabletop, a piece of blue coral brings in the accent color used throughout the home.
Windows climb the 20-foot-high walls in the living room, welcoming sunlight and beach breezes. Pecky cypress is used again, this time for the fireplace mantel. Tabby, a perfect building material for a beach home, is made of crushed shells and lends texture to the fireplace wall.