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.
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
For generations, Southerners have painted their porch ceilings a soft blue shade called “haint blue” because it makes ceilings appear higher and is rumored to deter wasps.
Place an outdoor shower just outside your porch so you can rinse off salt and sand before entering the home. It’s also an easy way to quickly wash surfboards, wet suits, and pets after a day at the shore.