From tropical lanais to open-air living rooms, these balmy outdoor spaces all say “coastal” with a capital SEA. Looking to upgrade your personal retreat? Check out these stylish ideas.
Nancy Easter White
Some of the best rooms aren’t carefully planned; they evolve. Capture this ultra-casual look with mismatched furnishings and painted floors. Set natural wood chairs next to painted pieces. Include tables with worn finishes to boost the charm.
Layer your lighting with lanterns, sconces, and strings of lights. To cut down cord clutter, have an electrician install outlets in helpful places, such as near the ceiling for strings of lights.