Our Favorite Coastal Looks of 2012

It would be impossible to choose a favorite, but we did compile the rooms, paint colors, and decor ideas that inspired us throughout the year.

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Favorite Homes: New Classic Beach House
Photo: Annie Schlechter

Nod to Nautical

The dramatically oversized copper-and-brass pendants nearly steal the show in this Massachusetts home, but the more subtle details—the shiplap walls and gently curved island corners—give the space a distinctly nautical vibe. “I love that the kitchen design was inspired by a sailboat. And the striped rugs in that beautiful blue!” –Antonia van der Meer, Editor-in-Chief

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

Room to Breathe