Blue California Cottage

Designer Laura Motley shares how to find design inspiration from the ocean—whether you live on the beach or just wish you did.

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Blue California Cottage: Covered Porch
Photographer: Lisa Romerein, Stylist: Jennifer Barguiarena

3. Be Flexible

The covered porch off the first-floor bedrooms is a big draw, thanks in part to its modular seating, which can be pushed together to provide a plush pad for snuggling with pups, pulled apart for a party, or lined up for a quick nap.

Get the look: The family dogs lounge on a modular sectional from Pottery Barn.

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