Our Favorite Coastal Homes of 2010

We rounded-up our favorite casual, coastal looks of the year. Have a favorite? Let us know which space gets your vote by leaving a comment.

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Jamaica Home
Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Classic Island Style

In an open-air villa in Round Hill, Jamaica, designer Meg Braff created a tailored look with island flair. Synonymous with casual island living, rattan gives this house a modernized midcentury feel that’s just as attractive now as it was in the ’60s.

Products (February 2010): Furniture, Bielecky Brothers. Montage Laguna Blue Giati (4154) outdoor cushion fabric, Sunbrella. Potalla lumbar pillow fabric in Multi Blues on White (AC804-13), Alan Campbell. Cote D’Azur raffia pillows, Ralph Lauren Home. Printed sofa pillows, Dransfield & Ross. Mahagonay lamps with raffia shades, William-Wayne & Co. Octagonal Star Bone Tables, Vaughn Designs. White Chinese box, Ankasa. Blue coffee table from homeowner’s personal collection.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

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.