Classic and Contemporary Family Retreat

A blending of traditional style and modern architecture makes for a magical North Carolina escape on the shore.

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Master Bedroom
Photographer: Annie Schlechter, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Perfectly Positioned

While the palette sets the mood for the leisurely summer days the Bells spend here with their son, Jon, and his wife, Allison, who are joint owners, it was the home’s architecture and carefully thought out placement that truly shaped its aesthetic plan.

Get the look: The bed is from Ply. The bedding is from Restoration Hardware, and the curtain fabric is by Peter Fasano. The lamps are by Edgar-Reeves.

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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.