Our Favorite Coastal Homes of 2011

We've gathered the stylish oceanside homes we've been lusting over all year! Let us know which picks earn your approval.

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Formal Made Fun
Photographer: Roger Davies

Formal Made Fun

In Pacific Palisades, California, designer Brooke Giannetti mixed New England architecture with playful West Coast whimsy in this coastal home.

Throughout the house, bright, warm colors mix with traditional furniture for a feel that is comfortable and inviting, yet sophisticated enough for guests, like in this yellow-and-gray bedroom.

Products: (July/August 2011) Headboard, Jonathan Adler. Walls in Yellow Lotus (2021-50), Benjamin Moore. Bed pillow fabric, Hable Construction. Chair pillow fabric, Quadrille. Bedding, for a similar look, try Restoration Hardware. Table, Pottery Barn.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.