A family calls on designer Liz Carroll to give their North Carolina beach house a cheery new look.
Photo: Richard Leo Johnson; Stylist: Sunday Hendrickson
Carroll didn't have to look far to find the color inspiration that would define the living room; she just had to glance out the windows. "When the marsh is in season, you get a bright hit of green where the grass meets the water," she says, "and when the sun sets, the sky turns pretty shades of lavender." To keep things from getting too overwhelming, though, she made sure to ground the space with soothing neutrals.
Get the look: The walls are painted Soft Chamois and the ceiling is painted Decorator's White, both by Benjamin Moore. The throw pillows are from